The first volume of a two part set on the history of the Galician Division is based on over 25 years research by accomplished historian Michael James Melnyk who has sourced additional new and hitherto unseen original material on all aspects of the Division’s history from archives and private collections in Europe, Australia, North American and Canada. Complemented by the individual accounts and contributions of many veterans which add an engaging personal dimension, this new definitive two volume account supersedes his earlier divisional history published in 2002. As a recognised authority on the subject he has produced the most reliable and exhaustive account to date lavishly illustrated with many rare and unique photos and crammed full of details, notes and references in this last ever book to include direct and new material from the participants.
History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS On the Eastern Front: April 1943 to July 1944
The author has delivered a meticulous portrait of one of the most interesting of the foreign volunteer formations of the Waffen-SS, the the Galician Division, this was made up predominantly of military volunteers with a Ukrainian ethnic background from the area of Galicia. It was Largely destroyed in the fierce and desperate fighting at the battle of Brody.