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Battle Group SS is an account of an epic last stand at the end of WWII. The inhabitants of a small-town attempt to fight the Russian hordes as they rampage toward them.
Leo Speer’s family are gone, killed in a bombing raid that obliterates everything he loves. Seeking revenge, he joins the German Army where he quickly achieves the rank of Oberleutant. His military career is short-lived. He is a doctor, not a butcher, and after continually refusing to follow orders he’s assigned to a punishment battalion, a fate worse than death.
As the Eastern Front collapses Leo is inducted into the SS and posted to take command of Elsberg, a small town on the eastern border. Facing them is an entire Soviet Shock Army, and all that stands between legions of Russian troops is a few score Wehrmacht troopers, reinforced with Hitler Youth ‘volunteers,’ little more than schoolboys, and Volkstrum. Old men, many of them grandfathers.
The situation is hopeless, yet the local hospital needs time to treat and then evacuate the sick and wounded. He has to buy them that time. Speer has three hundred men and boys under his command, facing upward of fifty thousand Russians. He knows it will cost them the lives of every soldier, Hitler Youth, and elderly Volksturm. They prepare to fight what every man knows will be an epic battle to the death, one that will go down in history as a superb example of bravery and sacrifice.
A full-length novel by the bestselling author of the popular SEAL Team Bravo stories, Heroes of Afghanistan, Raider, Echo Six, and Devil's Guard titles.