The Waffen-SS Paperback
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.
Martin Windrow provides a splendid in-depth review of the history, uniforms and insignia of the infamous Waffen-SS of World War II.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 40 pages, illustrations, bibliography
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 26/03/1982
- Category: Military life & institutions
- ISBN: 9780850454253