PRVÁ SS TANKOVÁ DIVÍZIA V ARDENÁCH 1944 (ORGANIZÁCIA A ZLOŽENIE)
The 1st SS Panzer Division in Ardennes 1944 (Organization and composition)
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The material deals with the organization and composition of the 1st Panzer Division, which in the second half of World War 2 belonged to the best armed SS divisions, with the staff characterized by a high combat morale until the end of the war. Considering its unique position within the Waffen SS, the Division belonged to the strongest Nazi divisions during the war. The author describes the division organization, the planned and chart number of staff, equipment and material in the period before and during the operational deployment in the Ardennes, the last German offensive on the Western frontline in the World War 2. Based on the data obtained through studying relevant documents of the period archived in MA-KA Freiburg, comparing the data presented in the domestic and foreign literature, with the battle photographs and personal observations and knowledge from the field, the author describes the preparation of the troops for the operation in the Ardennes as well as the operational deployment of the groups belonging under the 1st Panzer Division of the SS Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler.
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