Helsinki: Wiking-Divisioona Oy, 2001.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #13994
Light foxing to top edge, label glue residue on front cover, otherwise light wear. Crisp oversize hardcover. ; Bilingual: Finnish and English languages. "Finland was the only European country, not occupied by the Germans, which sent a battalion-sized unit of volunteers to the German Waffen-SS. Some 1200 volunteers were recruited in spring 1941, of which about 400 served in SS-Division Wiking in the opening phase of Operation Barbarossa. The rest formed a Finnish Battalion, which after extensive training was later sent to the front. At the frront the Battalion belonged to Regiment Nordland of the SS-Division Wiking. The Battalion had an excellent combat record and lost 255 Finns fallen in the battles of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. The whole Battalion was withdrawn .. in spring 1943 and was sent to Finand on home leave. ... the High Command of the Finnish Army wanted to keep the volunteers in Finland, and thus forbade further recruitment. The Battalion was disanded in July 1943." ; 256 pages.