The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS: Volume One: On the Eastern Front

Author(s): Michael James Melnyk 

ISBN: 9781781555286
£28.00 £40.00
An exhaustive and definitive account of the history and eventual fate of the Galician Waffen – SS Division.
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  • Lavishly illustrated with 210 photographs, including 118 rare and unpublished images

  • Utilises new material about every aspect of the formation

  • Includes unique first-hand accounts from interviews with the last surviving veterans

  • The last ever opportunity to capture the accounts of the participants

The History of the Galician Division of the Waffen SS – Volume One: On the Eastern Front, April 1943 to July 1944 is the first volume of a two-part set on the history of the Galician Division based on twenty-five years’ research by historian Michael James Melnyk. The author has sourced additional new and hitherto unseen original material on all aspects of the Division’s history from archives and private collections in Europe, Australia, North American and Canada.

Complemented by individual accounts and contributions of many veterans, which add an engaging personal dimension, this definitive account is lavishly illustrated with many unique photos and crammed full of details, notes and references.

BOOK ISBN 9781781555286
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 416 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 September 2016
ILLUSTRATIONS 210 black-and-white photographs and 6 maps



Michael James Melnyk has researched the Galician Division exclusively for over twenty-five years and has amassed a huge amount of material on this topical unit. An established author and authority on the subject, he has extended his previous works to encompass an extraordinary level of detail. He is regularly consulted as an expert on the subject and has participated in television and radio documentaries for the BBC and independent stations, as well as providing source material on related topics.