The Waffen-SS : 1. to 5. Divisions v. 1, Paperback Book

The Waffen-SS : 1. to 5. Divisions v. 1 Paperback

Illustrated by Stephen Andrew

Part of the Men-at-Arms series

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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.

This first of four titles covers the first five Waffen-SS divisions, including the famous SS Panzer Division 'Wiking'.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, 40 b&w & 8 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781841765891

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