The Waffen-SS

The Waffen-SS

by Martin Windrow, Jeffrey Burn
     
 

In the early 1920s, a tiny group was formed within the SA to serve as Hitler's personal bodyguard. Originally labelled the "Stosstruppe Adolf Hitler," they later became known as the SS – Schutz Staffeln, or "protection squads." From these humble beginnings, the SS rose to a nominal strength of 38 divisions of over 800,000 men by 1945, representing a sizeable

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In the early 1920s, a tiny group was formed within the SA to serve as Hitler's personal bodyguard. Originally labelled the "Stosstruppe Adolf Hitler," they later became known as the SS – Schutz Staffeln, or "protection squads." From these humble beginnings, the SS rose to a nominal strength of 38 divisions of over 800,000 men by 1945, representing a sizeable portion of Germany's land forces and more importantly a quarter of her tank forces and a third of her mechanised infantry. Martin Windrow provides a splendid in-depth review of the history, uniforms and insignia of the infamous Waffen-SS of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850454253
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
Men at Arms Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,464,596
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.12(d)

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