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The German Approach to Counterinsurgency in the Second World War
From the German attack on Poland, the political aims of National Socialist ideology replaced other considerations in the field of counterinsurgency. This tendency escalated during the following
Brutal Occupation: The SS Cavalry in Poland
From late 1939 until mid-1941, the SS cavalry units underwent the most drastic change since their formation. Not only did a comparatively small group of men separate from the Reiterstandarten in
Book Review: Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalization. Edited by Alex J. Kay, Jeff Rutherford, and David Stahel
White dyad. Subsequently, the editors, in a joint article, examine representations of Bolshevism in wartime literature and propaganda in the post-war cultures of both defeated and victorious nations.
Mass Violence in the Pripet Marshes
With the start of their mission in Belorussia, the SS cavalrymen underwent another phase of radicalisation: from executions of small groups of people, the units went over to acts of mass violence
Elite Sportsmen: The Pre-war SS-Reiterstandarten
The forming of the units that later made up the SS Cavalry Brigade was a gradual process which began before the outbreak of the Second World War. It was intrinsically tied to the lives of several SS
Partisan Warfare in the Soviet Union
The fight against insurgents in the theatre of operations is a central aspect in the history of the SS Cavalry Brigade. It went through three different stages between 1939 and 1942: operations
The SS Cavalry Brigade and Operation Barbarossa
Within four weeks of the German attack on the Soviet Union, three important developments shaped the further deployment and character of the SS cavalry regiments. First, the war in the East was a war