Germans in Normandy
- 1st Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler's
Panzer Division DVD
Possibly the most famous of Hitler's SS Panzer Divisions was the Leibstandarte; it bore his name and shared his fanaticism and had proved itself to be highly effective in battle since 1939, justifiably earning the label "elite". During the second half of June 1944, the Division began its nightmare march to Normandy, harried all the way by fighter bombers. Arriving at the front, elements of the division were thrown into the battle piecemeal to prop up the crumbling German Army, as Montgomery launched blow after blow on them. Perhaps their greatest achievement was halting the Great British armored advance, Operation Goodwood; a battle that has been characterized as "The death ride of the British armored divisions". The elite Leibstandarte is the subject of considerable fascination and study. Established historians and battlefield tour guides strip away layers of myth and take viewers to the places where the SS fought the British, Americans, and Canadians in one of the most costly battles of WW2.
United Kingdom, 2012, Color/B&W, 60 minutes.
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)