These ground-breaking volumes present, for the first time, a comprehensive view of the World War II German Army's most elite formation: "Grossdeutschland". Exceptional detail of rare uniforms and unique insignia are woven with Grossdeutschland's history and development from an independent motorised regiment in 1939 to a panzergrenadier division within a corps that adopted its name in 1944. Its two closest sister units, the "Wachbataillon Berlin" and the "Fuhrer Begleit Battalion" are also covered in the same superb level of detail. Awards, decorations, portraits and personal effects of common soldiers and noted personalities, covering every arm of service within the units, are presented in over 3,000 spectacular colour and black-and-white images.
Scott Pritchett, capped a distinguished thirty-one year military career as the Chief of Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection, Joint Staff, J3, Pentagon. He is a graduate of the United States Army Military Academy and is a highly decorated veteran of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. For over forty years, Scott has collected German Army Panzer uniforms, insignia, photographs and documents, all which are exhibited in his "Man Cave Museum" in his home in Virginia. Beside his collection, he and his wife, Pat, have been wonderfully blessed with four fantastic adult children and a superb son-in-law.