Monday, 11 July 2011
Devil's Guard: Blood and Snow
During World War II, the Waffen-SS officer who set Vietnam on fire in Devil's Guard - The Real Story, began his startling military career in the Russian slaughterhouse of the Eastern Front. It is February 1943 in the snowy wastes around Kharkov. Stalingrad has fallen and a resurgent Soviet army is pushing the German forces back. The newly commissioned officer takes up his posting with Deutschland Regiment, SS Division Das Reich, part of von Manstein's Army Group South. Attacked by Russian Sturmovik fighters on his journey, he joins his platoon to be sent behind Russian lines to capture prisoners before a major counter-offensive. He soon displays his formidable military talents in a series of brutal, hard fought battles, but his enemies do not all wear Russian uniform. Away from the front, he finds that the SD and Gestapo are as deadly at the front as they are inside the Third Reich. Forced to tread a tightrope between the Soviets and the Gestapo, his initiation into the Waffen-SS is anything but straightforward. An epic and thrilling account of the war in Russia based on actual events.