Dance of Death: A German Soldier in Russia, WW2

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Dance of Death: A German Soldier in Russia, WW2 

Author ERICH KERN, Translated by Paul Findlay

1st Edition by COLLINS, London, 1951. Hardcover. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 205 x 145 mm approx. 256pp. Maps to end papers.

First published in Switzerland in German by Thomas Verlag, Zurich, under the title Der Grosse Rausch: this was the first account written by a soldier, in the German Army, who served throughout the Russian campaign on the Eastern front from 1941-1945.

At the time of the invasion the author was an N.C.O in the Adolf Hitler Division of the the Waffen S.S. The book records the victorious advance from the Ukraine to Rostov and beyond, almost to the shores of the Caspian Sea and then the retreat over the scorched steppes of Russia, across the Dnieper, through Budapest and Vienna to an American prisoner of war camp.

This copy is a First Edition 1st printing of the UK Edition translated by Paul Findlay