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Commander of Panzer-Regiment Leibstandarte
The accomplished author of Michael Wittmann has exceeded even his previous high standards of scholarship and research with this superb biography of one of Germany’s foremost Panzer commanders. This book is packed with information and first-hand accounts. The full details of Peiper’s outstanding military career and controversial death.
This will be the definitive work on Peiper, covering his early life through actions in France as a company commander and then, in succession, command of III./SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 2 and SS-Panzer-Regiment 1. Follow Peiper through some of the toughest fighting of the war. The book also exhaustively chronicles post-war trial for participation in the Malmedy Massacre, his incarceration and death sentence at Landsberg and his attempts to establish a civilian livelihood after his release. The book finishes with an exhaustive account of Peiper’s murder in 1976 at the hands of French communists.