Item description for Pannwitz's Cossacks by Francois De Lannoy...
Pannewitz's Cossacks tells the full history of the Cossack units that fought in the Wehrmacht in World War ll. Highly detailed captions accompany a spectacular collection of some 300 photographs, nearly all of which have never been seen before.
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Indispensible Aug 10, 2007
If you have an interest in the Cossacks who served with the German Army during WWII, but don't know where to start this book is a good place to begin. If you already know something and want to know more, this book is good value. De Lannoy's book is one of the best on the subject. Hard cover, profusely illustrated with clearly captioned photos and beautifully produced. As an added bonus you also get some background to the Cossacks, including a number of colour plates of Cossacks in the service of Imperial Russia. If you're interested in the Eastern Front get this book. If you're a military modeller, whatever the scale, get this book. If you're interested in Knight's Cross winners, get this book. I know that no Cossacks won the Knight's Cross, but there are photos of a number of German officers serving with the Cossacks who did. I've been interested in the Eastern Front for a long time, and thought I knew about the Cossacks, but have found De Lannoy's book a real eye opener. If I had any complaint, and it is a minor one, it is that as the text has been translated from the original French, it's a little unusual in places. Don't let that put you off though, buy it for the hundreds of previously unpublished photos.