The fourth book in Eric Meyer’s acclaimed new series on the REAL story behind the SS in Vietnam.
Following the myths and legends about Nazis recruited by the French Foreign Legion to fight in Indochina, Eric Meyer’s new book is based on the real story of one such former Waffen-SS man who lived to tell the tale. The Legion recruited widely from soldiers left unemployed and homeless by the defeat of Germany in 1945. They offered a new identity and passport to men who could bring their fighting abilities to the jungles and rice paddies of what was to become Vietnam. These were ruthless, trained killers, brutalised by the war on the Eastern Front, their killing skills honed to a razor’s edge. They found their true home in Indochina, where they fought and became a byword for brutal military efficiency.Out of the death and destruction of the French war in Indochina, a new country is born and a new war begins. Vietnam. The survivors of Hitler’s war in Russia who took up arms for the French in the bloody conflict that ended with the debacle at Dien Bien Phu lay down their arms to start afresh in the fledgling democracy. Yet there is to be no respite for the veterans of the Waffen-SS, for again they are called upon to support the endless battles against the dark onslaught of the communist hordes. To defend themselves from both the communists and the Americans, Jurgen Hoffman and Paul Schuster are compelled to use their brutal fighting skills and expert knowledge of the enemy to once more wage war in the steaming cauldron of the South East Asian jungle. The Devil’s Guard is on the march yet again.