Tigers of the Death s Head

This detailed history of the Tiger Company of Nazi Germany's notorious "Death's Head" panzer division of the Waffen-SS covers the armored combat at Kursk, Warsaw, and other battles on the Eastern Front.

Tigers of the Death s Head

Author: Ian Michael Wood

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081171313X

Page: 304

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This detailed history of the Tiger Company of Nazi Germany's notorious "Death's Head" panzer division of the Waffen-SS covers the armored combat at Kursk, Warsaw, and other battles on the Eastern Front. Based on after-action reports, war diaries, and personal accounts from veterans, this all-encompassing title includes numerous detailed photos of Tiger tanks and the men who crewed them. Essential reference for modelers, historians, armor fans, and World War II enthusiasts.

Hitler s Death s Head Division

The Tigers' guns were lethal; it was vital for the Russians to close with the
menace rapidly. Captain ... The first shell of the commander's tank sliced into the
side of the Tiger; there was a vast wall of flame as another Panzer took instant
revenge.

Hitler s Death s Head Division

Author: Rupert Butler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844152057

Page: 254

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Formally published as The Curse of the Death Head, this book is the story of the infamous SS Totenkopf Division. The soldiers wore the sinister silver insignia of the Death's Head on their collars, and they were feared, hated and respected as one of the premier devisions on the Waffen-SS. In the early days of the war in Russia, the division covered itself in glory, but in defeat the men of the Totenkopf crashed to shame and ignominy, leaving behind a legacy of loathing unique in the annals of the battlefield

Smiling Willie And The Tiger

John Harris. 'Well, smile, Tiger,' Pansy urged. 'You look like something the cat
dragged in.' The Tiger managed a death's-head grin. 'I feel like something the cat
dragged in,' he said. 'Left lying about.' 'After all, Dolly's a friend. Aren't you, Dolly?

Smiling Willie And The Tiger

Author: John Harris

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755127854

Page: 290

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The Boer War is ending and for three thieves there is the unexpected bonus of stealing an army payroll. But the army chooses an officer to track them down. While the thieves wait to return to the stolen bounty, the officer chases them, giving rise to a riotous set of events. Based on a true story, John Harris’ adventure entertains and delights.

Death s Head

... on his 'tiger stn'pe' camouflage tunic, the Skull and Crossbones fiash banned in
I967 as unappropn'ate (vid. page 5). ... These could be said in varying degrees to
have dishonoured the ancient and venerable insignia of the Death's Head, ...

Death s Head

Author: Joost Hølscher

Publisher: Editions Chamerelle

ISBN: 9082032600

Page: 64

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The richly illustrated book is the first part of a series on the history of uniform. This particular installment is an historical treatise on the origins, development and diffusion of the Death's Head badge among military units throughout the Western World, from the 17th century onward. It describes the different occurrences of this potent symbol and tries to shed some light on the reasons and motivations involved in the choice and implementation of so charged an image as the skull and crossbones. It tries to attenuate some of the justified aversion incurred since the Second World War and the use the Nazis made of the emblem, as it delves into the noble and honorable motives usually associated with the struggle against oppression, connected to the Death's Head during the nineteenth century. The sheer number of occurrences documented and illustrated (101) in the book is enough to generate some astonishment and will surely spark the curiosity of the reader. Most people are not aware of the use of skulls by any military unit other than the SS, let alone its employment by such irreproachable regiments as the Queens Royal Lancers. Even those interested in military history will probably not have realized the measure of proliferation the Skull & Bones badge has known nor the significance attached to it. A few of the instances I have discovered in my research will generate some interest as well, as these were not yet widely known or put together in a extensive study. For example, until now, the oldest known use of the emblem was usually attributed to the Prussian Von Ruesch hussars of 1741. I have been able to push back this date by a hundred years with my ‘discovery’ of the Von Menzel Pandurs and especially the Cronberg Cuirassiers of the Thirty Years War. Another point of interest is the depiction of many colorful and sometimes even extravagant uniforms of irregular units or even individual officers. For instance the attire of the (in)famous Baron de Géramb of 1810 stands out, but also the somewhat theatrical outfit of Josef Zienkowics of 1830, is of particular interest to uniformologists and historians of fashion alike. As the image of the skull and bones gains popularity among the numerous adherents of countless subcultural lifestyles, the interest in the subject also grows significantly outside the more usual circles of militaria buffs. Other proposed titles in this series: • The Sense of Uniform, Why are armies in uniform? • The Origins • The Fringe, Cords, ribbons and plumes • Headgear • Fashion, How do uniforms and civilian fashions interact? • Cavalry • Infantry • Guards • Navy and Marines

The Tiger Claw

So she turned, dropped to the ground, to face the second death's head. On her
stomach and barely breathing, the rifle stock wedging into her shoulder. The bolt
drew back with a loud click, the bullet sprang from its magazine, slid into the ...

The Tiger Claw

Author: Shauna Singh Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307368394

Page: 592

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From the author of What the Body Remembers, an extraordinary story of love and espionage, cultural tension and displacement, inspired by the life of Noor Inayat Khan (code name “Madeleine”), who worked against the Occupation after the Nazi invasion of France. When Noor Khan’s father, a teacher of mystical Sufism, dies, Noor is forced to bow, along with her mother, sister and brother, to her uncle’s religious literalism and ideas on feminine propriety. While at the Sorbonne, Noor falls in love with Armand, a Jewish musician. Though her uncle forbids her to see him, they continue meeting in secret. When the Germans invade in 1940, Armand persuades Noor to leave him for her own safety. She flees with her family to England, but volunteers to serve in a special intelligence agency. She is trained as a radio operator for the group that, in Churchill’s words, will “set Europe ablaze” with acts of sabotage. She is then sent back to Occupied France. Unwavering courage is what Noor requires for her assignment and her deeply personal mission — to re-unite with Armand. As her talisman, she carries her grandmother’s gift, an heirloom tiger claw encased in gold. The novel opens in December 1943. Noor has been imprisoned. She begins writing in secret, tracing the events that led to her capture. When Germany surrenders in 1945, her brother Kabir begins his search through the chaos of Europe’s Displaced Persons camps to find her. In its portrayal of intolerance, The Tiger Claw eerily mirrors our own times, and progresses with moments of great beauty and white-knuckle tension towards a moving and astonishing denouement.

Sibanda and the Death s Head Moth

The tiger was beginning to feed, the goat's crazed struggle and bleating had
ended. Just as the Maharajah and his party were taking aim, the shikar, the hunt
master, coughed. He tried his best to stifle it, but it was not possible, then two of
the ...

Sibanda and the Death s Head Moth

Author: C M Elliott

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472130510

Page: 256

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'Fans of Alexander McCall Smith will love Scotty Elliott's Sibanda series' Sunday Times (SA) Detective Sibanda and Sergeant Ncube are back! Two bodies are discovered near Gubu, one burning at the base of a tree struck by lightning and, on the banks of the Zambezi, a second killing which threatens to tear Detective Sibanda's life apart. The victims are not connected as one is a foreign wildlife researcher and the other a local driver, but Sibanda's intuition tells him the murders are linked. The only clues are a fragment of material found in the brain of one victim, a puncture wound in the thigh of the other, and a diary full of coded names. As the men investigate further, they find links to an ivory smuggling gang and in their pursuit of the killer, Sibanda and Ncube not only have to cope with their temperamental Landrover, their chief inspector's lack of cooperation, but a rough and remote landscape full of wild and dangerous adventure. Praise for C. M. Elliott: "C.M. Elliott has created a lively cast of characters and an intricate, clever plot..." - Margaret von Klemperer, The Witness "A thrilling detective yarn and a finely-drawn picture of the counterpoint between the gentle music of the bush and the harsher notes of poachers' deadly gunfire - The Citizen

Michael Wittmann the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII

On his head was a Russian shapka with a death's head on the front. Wittmann
couldn't help but run into him: 'Quax, man, dress more sensibly! Everyone must
take you for a Russian and you're going to be shot by our own people.' However
 ...

Michael Wittmann   the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII

Author: Patrick Agte

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811744744

Page: 432

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The story of one of the most successful and decorated tank commanders of all time. Contains maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle.

Tigers in the Wood

Mother shaking her head too: Child, you'll be the death of me yet, with a chest
that heaved as deep a sigh though freshly starched and ironed and corset-hard.
And so I was, Nana gave Daughter her death's-head grin. And so are we all.

Tigers in the Wood

Author: Rebecca Kavaler

Publisher:

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Page: 108

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This short story collection features the author's observations of the instincts and motives responsible for the actions of human beings both singly and in relation to each other

Death s Head

"The official line has been that the neo-Nazis are a fringe group, mostly
skinheads and other people who can be counted on to trip over their ... "Razor,
Tiger— are you ready? ... Both of them wore coveralls and carried toolboxes,
which held all the equipment they would need to sabotage the truck park of 196
DEATH'S HEAD.

Death s Head

Author: Don Pendleton

Publisher: Gold Eagle

ISBN: 9780373614356

Page: 352

View: 562

While in Berlin on a mission, Mack Bolan stumbles upon a breakdown in the U.S.-German intelligence network, as well as a deadly plot by ex-Soviets and German neo-Nazis. Original.

The Illustrated London Almanack

We figure the Swallow-tail Butterfly {PapUio machaon), the great Tiger-moth {
Arctia caja), the Death's-head Hawk -moth ... From among the coleoptera we
have selected the noble Stag-beetle {Lucanm cervus), and the fierce Tiger-beetle
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Pests of Crops in Warmer Climates and Their Control

Pea Pod Borer Pyralidae India Larvae bore pods Lamprosema indicata F.
Webworm Pyralidae India Larvae web leaves Diacrisia obliqua Wlk. Tiger Moth
Arctiidae India Larvae defoliate Acherontia spp. Death's Head Hawk Moths
Sphingidae ...

Pests of Crops in Warmer Climates and Their Control

Author: Dennis S. Hill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402067380

Page: 704

View: 805

This is a textbook providing basic data about the crop pests and the damage they inflict throughout the tropics and sub-tropics. Each major pest is illustrated by either a line drawing or a photograph, and sometimes the damage can also be seen. A world distribution map is provided for each species. Control measures tend to be general rather than very specific. Most of the pests are insects and mites, but some nematodes, molluscs, birds and mammals are included.

Claws of Steel

Tiger Tanks in the Battle of Kursk Leo Kessler ... He paused and pushing back his
cap with its death's head insignia to reveal hair bleached to tow by the sun. "In
due course, you'll allbe ableto seefor yourselves when the factories start delivery.

Claws of Steel

Author: Leo Kessler

Publisher: Benchmark Publishing

ISBN: 1311705325

Page: 160

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SS Wotan is thrown into the war once again at Kursk. Russian T-34s against German Tigers: this is the clash of the titans. In the spring of 1943, SS Wotan is preparing for an all-out desperate attack against a formiddable foe with a formiddable tank: the Russian T-34. But Germany has a card up its sleeve: the brand new Tiger. Its might will form the centrepiece of Operation Citadel, a mighty push to dislodge the Russians from Kursk, and win the Eastern Front once and for all.

Muzzling the Tiger

... all there is to tell . ” James waited patiently . “ I'm sorry to be a death's head at
our last feast ” — his smile was a grimace that sharpened his chum's attention - "
but I've got to tell you a 1 . lot more before I . . I mean , 1 42 MUZZLING THE
TIGER.

Muzzling the Tiger

Author: John William Fay

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Page: 390

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The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

... half human, half devil, hurl themselves, their faces covered with death's-head
masks and their costumes with licking red flame and ... Tiger, who wears a
grotesque animal mask instead of a death's-head mask and a more elaborate
costume.

The Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

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New ser. v. 6-10 include 77th-81 Report of the trustees, 1946-50 (previously published separately)

The Storm of War

'The whole front was a girdle of flashes,' recalled a Tiger tank radio operator
Sergeant Imboden; 'it seemed as if we were ... Those Waffen-SS Panzer
crewmen who did get out immediately ripped the death's-head insignia off their
uniforms, ...

The Storm of War

Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938862

Page: 768

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On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

The Illustrated London Almanack

Far too limited is our space to markings resembling those of a “ death's - head , "
and , strange to relate , it enable us to say ... Curious are the habits of many
species of the weevil Among our ' most beautiful moths , the great tiger - moth
stands ...

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Told by the Death s Head

There the plants we grow in pots in our hot houses thrive and luxuriate under the
open sky , and form a wilderness , the lurking place of tigers and lions , in which
the fragrance of the very air is intoxicating as wine . The hundred different ...

Told by the Death s Head

Author: Mór Jókai

Publisher:

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Page: 348

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BBC Wildlife

The Indian tigers I have been studying, however, repeatedly raise four cubs to
dispersal. ... Secondly, inbreeding may not pose the threat to tigers that it does to
humans. The most ... Botanist Why does the deaths-head Hawkmoth above) have
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