The ashes of World War II were still cooling when France went to war in Vietnam. In that struggle, its frontline troops were the misfits, criminals ...Show synopsisThe ashes of World War II were still cooling when France went to war in Vietnam. In that struggle, its frontline troops were the misfits, criminals and mercenaries of the French Foreign Legion. And among these, none were so bloodstained as the veterans of the German SS.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Clean text, binding intact,...Good. Book. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall. Clean text, binding intact, creasing on spine, moderate wear on covers with light staining, light wear along edges. The true story of the French Foreign Legion's Nazi battalion.
Description:Near Fine. First Printing of New Dell Edition. 336 pages....Near Fine. First Printing of New Dell Edition. 336 pages. Contents clean. Binding tight. Front cover has a few very light indentations visible at an angle to the light. Spine has one vertical crease. Top front cover has one tiny chip. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" Tall Selling online since 1999.
Description:Very good in good dust jacket. Delacorte Press, New York, NY,...Very good in good dust jacket. Delacorte Press, New York, NY, 1971. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+/Good, Hard Cover, Size=6"x9", 297pgs. Stated "First Edition". 1/2" x 3" DJ chip along front fore-edge, top page ends have white specks and 3/8" white spot, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. Contents and book covers in Fine condition. DJ in a clear plastic protective cover. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Description:1971, 1st edition, near fine condition, with a very good+ dust...1971, 1st edition, near fine condition, with a very good+ dust jacket, minor chip to head of dust jacket spine, minor closed tear to rear edge of dust jacket, with a priced unclipped dust jacket flap, dust jacket design by Paul Bacon, published by Delacorte Press, New York, 297 pages. The incredible and almost unbelieveable story behind the French Foreign Legion's Nazi Battalion in Indochina. At the end of World War II the German S.S. captured in France were given a choice to be sent back to Germany and the Russians or join the French Foreign Legion with no questions asked, and the reward of French citizenship at the end of a five year tour of duty, without hesitation they joined, and were immediatly sent to French Indochina, where the French were losing, this Nazi Battalion using the same brutal tactics as in Europe turned the situation around and were winning, until politics stepped in and the Nazi's were out, as a result the French ultimately meet their defeat at Dien Bein Phu. A fascinating book once started it will be hard to put down! Exceedingly scarce and more so in nice condition.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Stamps on FFEP, o/w VG. Dust jacket has large sticker on rear, covered in plastic o/w VG.
One of the best books I have ever read. Should be back in print. I never knew former SS soldiers fought in French Indo China (VIETNAM) for the French Foreign legion. I guess SS soldiers as the 'good guys' would never get printed, but this is such a moving story of an unbelelivable struggle beginning in Russia at the end of WWII. A page turner form the beginning. I never give over 4 stars, this one deserved it.
George Elford relates the story of a Waffen SS officer who escapes Allied occupied post WW II Germany, joins the French Foreign Legion along with many of his former SS colleagues, and ends up leading a battalion in the French IndoChina War. The narrative flows very easily from Elford, making it difficult to put down the book.
The many months of campaigning in the jungles of IndoChina are graphically portrayed, and the narrative sticks with the jungle fighting without getting tied down with the French military bureaucracy. We follow the German characters through the tales of their battalion commander, as he expounds on the lessons they have learned from fighting partisans in Russia through fighting the Viet Minh. Excellent history to prepare anyone interested in reading about the origins of the Viet Nam War.
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