Surrender Invites Death

Fighting the Waffen SS in Normandy


Book Description

  • What it was like to fight Hitler's ideological troops in Normandy starting on D-Day, June 6, 1944
  • Regarded as Nazi Germany's elite military force, the Waffen SS had a reputation for ferocity on the battlefield and mercilessness to prisoners
  • Assesses the combat performance of American, British, and Canadian units against the Waffen SS
  • Included are accounts of well-known SS soldiers like Michael Wittmann and formations such as the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and 12th SS Panzer Division Hitler Youth
  • Meticulously researched by a veteran military historian

  • About English, John A.

    John A. English served thirty-seven years in the Canadian Army and completed master's and doctoral degrees in military history. He has taught at Queen's University and the U.S. Naval War College. He lives in Canada.