Books, sources and references

A small selection of specialist books and journals that cover the story of Michael Wittmann and the Panzers of the Waffen-SS have been consulted in creating this online resource. Key details of all of the main sources used are listed below, with publication details. Some of these books are available from Amazon, and have been listed on the Bookstore page.

Agte, Patrick. Michael Wittmann and Panzer Commanders of the Leibstandarte (J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., 1996)

Agte, Patrick. Jochen Peiper: Commander Panzerregiment Leibstandarte (J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., 1999)

Ailsby, Christopher. Hell on the Eastern Front: The Waffen-SS in Russia 1941-1945 (Spellmount, 1998)

Barr, Dr. Niall & Hart, Dr. Russell. Panzer: The illustrated history of German armour in WWII (Aurum Press, 1999)

Bundesverband der Soldaten der ehemaligen Waffen-SS e.V. Wenn alle Brüder schweigen (National Europa Verlag GmbH, 2000)

Cook, Stan J. & Bender, R. James. Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Volume One: Uniforms, Organization & History (R. James Bender Publishing, 1994)

Fey, Will. Armor Battles of the Waffen-SS 1943-45 (Stackpole Books, 2003)

Ford, Roger. Weapons of War: The Tiger Tank (Spellmount, 1998)

Forty, George. Battle Zone Normandy: Villers-Bocage (Sutton Publishing Limited, 2004)

Jones, Gregory T. Panzerheld: The Story of Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann (Private Publication, 1993)

Kurowski, Franz. Panzer Aces: German Tank Commanders of WWII (Stackpole Books, 2004)

Lefèvre, Eric. Panzers in Normandy Then and Now (After the Battle/Battle of Britain International Limited, 2002)

Lehmann, Rudolf. Die Leibstandarte im Bild (Nationa Europa Verlag GmbH, 2001)

Marie, Henri. Villers-Bocage: Normandy 1944. (Editions Heimdal, 2003)

Messenger, Charles. Hitler’s Gladiator: The Life and Times of Oberstgruppenführer and Panzergeneral-Oberst der Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich (Brassey’s Defence Publishers, 1988)

Meyer, Kurt. Grenadiers: The Story of Waffen SS General Kurt “Panzer” Meyer (Stackpole Books, 2005)

Porter, David. Visual Battle Guide: I SS Panzer Corps at Villers-Bocage 13 June 1944 (Amber Books, 2012)

Porter, David. Visual Battle Guide: 7th Armoured Division at Villers-Bocage 13 June 1944 (Amber Books, 2012)

Quarrie, Bruce. Hitler’s Samurai (Patrick Stephens, 1983)

Quarrie, Bruce. Hitler’s Teutonic Knights: SS Panzers in Action (Patrick Stephens, 1987)

Reid, Brian. No Holding Back: Operation Totalize, Normandy, August 1944 (Stackpole Books, 2004)

Reitlinger, Gerald. The SS: Alibi of a Nation 1922-1945. Arms & Armour Press, 1986

Restayn, Jean. Tiger I on the Eastern Front (Histoire & Collections, 2003)

Restayn, Jean. Tiger I on the Western Front (Histoire & Collections, 2003)

Reynolds, Michael. The Devil’s Adjutant: Jochen Peiper, Panzer Leader (Spellmount, 1995)

Reynolds, Michael. Steel Inferno: I SS Panzer Corps in Normandy (Spellmount, 1997)

Schneider, Jost W. Verleihung Genemigt!: Eine Bild- und Dokumentargeschichte der Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS und Polizei (R. James Bender Publishing, 1993)

Schneider, Wolfgang. Tigers in Combat II (Stackpole Books, 2005)

Simpson, Gary. Tiger Ace: The Life Story of Panzer Commander Michael Wittmann (Schiffer Military History, 1994)

Taylor, Daniel. Villers-Bocage: Through the Lens of the German War Photographer (After the Battle/Battle of Britain International Limited, 2005)

Williamson, Gordon. The Blood-Soaked Soil: The Battles of the Waffen-SS (Brown Books, 1995)

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