The Waffen-SS : 1. to 5. Divisions v. 1 Paperback
Illustrated by Stephen Andrew
Part of the Men-at-Arms series
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.
This first of four titles covers the first five Waffen-SS divisions, including the famous SS Panzer Division 'Wiking'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, 40 b&w & 8 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 19/11/2003
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841765891