This is another of the large books by Heimdal publication dedicated to WW2 era german divisions
This is the illustrated history of the Waffen-SS 24. Waffen SS-Gebirgs (KarstjÃ¤ger) division, that recounts and illustrates the story of this specialist mountain unit and their struggle against Slovenian partisans in the operational zone, Adriatic Coast between 1942/45.
300pp. 380 photos. Large format. French/English text
So far, Heimdal has produced huge books on the 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17 W-SS divisions as well as books on the Tiger Bn of the 1 and 2 SS Div, Pz-Lehr, 21 Pz Div, Kossaks, Kriegsmarine....and many others; many were written with the help of veterans and the use of private photo albums.
The tone is not apologetic and the amount of information is large even though reading those mamoths can be tedious as they are heavy and mostly bilingual now.
Those books tend to sell out quickly and are then found at outrageous prices on Ebay (Pz Lehr normally fetches between 180 and 200 euros...).
Karstjager has been released at the beginning of this week and is already sold out in some shops...and it goes for 55 euros !
I personaly don't buy them but I am wondering if I will not take the plunge if only for speculative reasons....and because I am curious to see how the SS went about the business of hunting down guerillas in the mountains...