Himmler's SS: Loyal to the Death's Head [NOOK Book]

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The real story of the SS, unlike its popular mythology, is so complex as to almost defy belief: it is a tale of intrigue and nepotism, of archaeology and Teutonism, of art and symbolism. Himmler's SS is a story of street fighters and convicted criminals becoming Ministers of State and police commanders; the story of charitable works and mass extermination being adminstered from the same building; the story of boy generals directing vast heterogeneous armies on devastating campaigns of conquest. Here, indeed, fact...
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Himmler's SS: Loyal to the Death's Head

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Overview

The real story of the SS, unlike its popular mythology, is so complex as to almost defy belief: it is a tale of intrigue and nepotism, of archaeology and Teutonism, of art and symbolism. Himmler's SS is a story of street fighters and convicted criminals becoming Ministers of State and police commanders; the story of charitable works and mass extermination being adminstered from the same building; the story of boy generals directing vast heterogeneous armies on devastating campaigns of conquest. Here, indeed, fact is stranger than fiction. Himmler's SS looks at the wide-ranging effects that the SS had on the Police, racial policies, German history, education, the economy and public life, as well as the uniforms and regalia which were carefully designed to set Himmler's men apart as the new elite in Third Reich society. Fully illustrated, this book is an authoritative history of the SS and as such will appeal to all with an interest in Hitler's Third Reich.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752497228
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 611,433
  • File size: 28 MB
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Meet the Author

Robin Lumsden is the author of six books on the history of Hitler’s Third Reich, including Third Reich Militaria and

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Origins and Early Development 1

2 The Allgemeine-SS 19

General Organisation of the Allgemeine-SS 19

SS Duties and Conditions of Service 45

The Racial Elite 64

Guardians of the State 79

The Industrial Empire 100

The SS Society 108

Noble Ancestors 115

The Next Generation 126

The Germanic-SS 134

Symbolism and Regalia of the Black Order 142

3 The Waffen-SS 171

Origins and Organisation of the Waffen-SS 171

The Waffen-SS at War 184

Waffen-SS Uniforms 214

Epilogue 267

Bibliography 281

Index 285

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