DRA6800 - 1/35 Wittmann's Last Tiger
DRA6817 - 1/35 U.S. M7 Priest Early Production w/Magic Tracks
DRA6877 - 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.III (3.7cm) (T) Ausf.F "OPERATION SEELÖWE"
DRA6880 - 1/35 PLA "Gongchen" Tank (Captured Type 97 Chi-Ha w/"Shinhoto" New Turret - Smart Kit
DRA6918 - 1/35 Sd.Kfz.7 8(t) Halftrack + s.FH.18 Howitzer
DRA3621 - 1/35 M132 Armored Flamethrower (Smart Kit)
DRA6892 - 1/35 Sd.Kfz.166 Stu.Pz.IV 'BRUMMBÄR' MID-PRODUCTION (2 IN 1)
DRA7590 - 1/72 T-34/76 Mod. 1941
DRA7595 - 1/72 T-34/76 Mod. 1942
DRA7596 - 1/72 T-34/76 Mod. 1943
DRA7601 - 1/72 T-34/76 Mod. 1942 Cast Turret
DRR60399 - 1/72 Kingtiger Henschel Turret s.Pz.Abt.501 Western Front 1944
DRR60400 - 1/72 Kingtiger Henschel Turret s.H.Pz.Abt.509 Hungary 1945
DRA6617 - 1/35 El Alamein Sherman (w/Magic Tracks)
DRA6618 - 1/35 U.S. M4A1 DV (with Magic Tracks)
DRA6871 - 1/35 Sd.Kfz.184 Elefant (2 in 1)
DRA6917 - 1/35 Panther Ausf.F w/Night Sight and Air Defense Armor
DRA7571 - 1/72 M4A1 (76) W VVSS
DEALER LOGIN
Dealers Please Click
Here To Login

PRODUCT SEARCH

Orange the new color of Value


Dragon Models USA, Inc.
224 Mercury Circle
Pomona, CA 91768

Call: (626) 968-0322
FAX: (626) 968-0234
sales@dragonmodelsusa.com

Concord Books
A complete line of military reference books covering various modern and historical topics. Each book has comprehensive text and photo coverage of each topic.
Into the Cauldron: Das Reich in France 1940
Click on any images to view their full size.
ITEM NO: CON 6533
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195265333
SCALE: Others
ANNOUNCED ON: 11/23/2009
ARRIVED ON: 12/24/2009
Share |
Find This At Your Local Hobby Store
Type In Your Zip Code
*actual product may not be exactly as shown
ISBN: 962-361-169-2
Bar Code: 0 89195 26533 3
Case Pack: 50 Pieces
Box Size: 12" x 17.5" x 4"
Author: Robert Michulec & Dmitriy Zgonnik

Features:
- 52 Pages
- 134 Photos
- 4 Color plates

Heinrich Himmler created the SS in the 1930s as an ideological elite military force. SS- Verfugungstruppe (Special Disposal Troop, or SS-VT) units took part in the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and in the following month the decision was made to quickly expand the force into what became known as the Waffen-SS. By the spring of 1940, the SS-VT division was organized into three regiments - "Deutschland", "Germania" and "Der Fuhrer". These units were at the forefront of the attack on the West in May 1940. After the successful conclusion of the campaign, the SS-VT division was soon renamed the SS-Reich Division (Motorized). This particular division is the subject of Concord Publication's latest book, which is entitled "Into the Cauldron - Das Reich in France 1940". It is written by Robert Michulec, an author well known to Concord readers.

Following the usual format of other books in the Warrior 6500 series, this volume contains 52 pages, with a four-page color section in the center. This central segment features four color plates by talented illustrator Dmitriy Zgonnik. They show four "Das Reich" soldiers dressed in various types of uniform and equipped with a range of weaponry, while the accompanying text elaborates points of interest. The heart of the book is the collection of black and white photographs showing "Das Reich" troops from the 1940 period. Coverage commences with training photos in early 1940, and the content then documents the campaign in France. Many photos contain excellent close-up details of uniforms, personal equipment and personal weapons. A great number are "in-action" photos, and they show auxiliary equipment such as motorcycles, wheeled vehicles, halftracks, armored vehicles and antitank weapons too.

For readers interested in the invasion of France, and particularly the involvement of the Waffen-SS, this volume offers concise yet comprehensive coverage. The sharply reproduced photos give a very real sense of this campaign by "Das Reich" in the early part of WWII, and the details they portray will be of great value to figure modelers and military enthusiasts alike.