By Peter Mooney
The History of the 3. Kompanie 1st Panzergrenadier Regiment 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler in World War II
The 3. Kompanie of the 1st Panzergrenadier Regiment, 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler were formed in the summer of 1933. This work looks briefly at their pre-war activities as part of Hitler's showpiece protection squad.
The main focus is upon the 3. Kompanie's military actions between 1939-1945 and details the various battles that they took part in, which covered nearly every major campaign of the German Army. This work has been compiled with the help of former soldiers of the 3.
Kompanie and the 1st SS Panzer Division, backed up with various other sources. It contains twelve original maps and seventy-five photographs, thirty-five of these are previously unpublished. In addition to detailing the 3.
Kompanie's actions between 1933-1945, this work also contains biographies on the various Kompanie Commanders, where information is available, and also biographies on the Battalion, Regimental and Divisional Commanders that they served under. This work will provide the reader, whether new to the subject or not, with an additional detailed insight into one of history's finest fighting units.