TODAY FROM AMAZON:
Creation of the Waffen-SS Before Germany went to war the term Waffen-SS had not been coined. The small units which at the beginning of World War II had a strength of 18,000 men were to grow into a formidable army of nearly one million which had earned a reputation for ruthlessness and the grudging respect of not only the German Army, to which it was subordinated, but also the armies against which it fought. As soon as Hitler came to power he entrusted the Reichsführer (Reichs Leader) of the SS, Heinrich Himmler, with the task of forming an armed SS … learn more
War Diary for Monday, October 30, 1939: Sea War Atlantic: The German U-boat U-56 hits battleship HMS Nelson west of Orkneys but torpedoes fail to explode.
War Diary for Monday, October 30, 1944: Occupied Countries Greece: Government-in-Exile bans ELAS National Militia. Air War Germany: 761 RAF bombers attacking Cologne and dropping 3,937 t of bombs.
War Diary for Sunday, October 29, 1939: Sea War Atlantic: German warships and U-boats given permission to attack passenger ships in convoys. These passenger ships were used mostly as troop transports.
War Diary for Sunday, October 29, 1944: Western Front Polish Division captures Breda in Holland. Air War Europe: Lancaster bombers attempt to bomb battleship Tirpitz at Tromsö.