Thursday, 14 July 2011
SS Englander: The Amazing True Story of Hitler's British Nazis
The incredible story of an Englishmen imprisoned in Germany at the outbreak of World War II, then forced to join the SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler by his one time fencing partner Reinhardt Heydrich. Sent by Himmler to report on the German offensive at Stalingrad, he was one of the few Waffen-SS officers to serve there. Caught up in the thick of the fighting, he eventually managed to escape overland to Rostov, which was still in German hands. From there he returned to Berlin. In 1944 he was given the task of assisting in the formation of the British Free Corps, a volunteer Waffen-SS Unit consisting mainly of British POW's and deserters.