Price: 12,50 EUR Ref: DRAG-6046 Manufacturer: Dragon Family: German WWII 1/35 Approximate weight: 0.15 kg - 0.33 lb Description: German Cavalry 8º Division "Florian Geyer"
The 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer was a Waffen-SS cavalry division. In March 1944, it was named after Florian Geyer (1490-1525), the Franconian nobleman who led the Black Company during the Peasants War.
The 8th Division was created in 1942 based on earlier Waffen-SS cavalry units. About 40% were Volksdeutsche from Siebenbí¼rgen and Banat.
The Training and Replacement Battalion of the 8th SS Cavalry Division was involved in suppressing the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The Division saw action on the Eastern Front in areas such as Bryansk and Vyasma, amongst others. It also saw action in the Balkans, and finally in Budapest, Hungary where it was destroyed by the Red Army.