The Waffen-SS : 11. to 23. Divisions v. 3 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.
From these humble beginnings, the SS rose to the strength of 38 divisions of over 800,000 men by 1945.
This third of four titles covers Waffen-SS divisions 11. to 23., many of which were Freiwilligen Divisions - comprised of foreign volunteers fighting alongside German and Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) soldiers.
Of these, the most famous is 11. SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division 'Nordland', which fought to the bitter end in Berlin, defending the Reichschancellory and the Fuhrerbunker.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 48 pages, 40ill.8col.ill.
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/08/2004
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841765914