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The Waffen-SS (Men-at-Arms #34)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published March 26th 1992 by Osprey Publishing
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Jul 31, 2011 Michael Dorosh rated it liked it
This Revised Edition is actually a completely different version of the original edition, and included many improvements. However, the research is not flawless. One example is the lack of mention of the actual rank title for "der Spiess" - in the Army, he was called "Hauptfeldwebel", in the SS "Stabsscharführer" - but Windrow misidentifies this appointment title.

Organization of info seems poor - waffenfarbe regulations were complex and could have been more easily detailed in a chart or table.

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Martin C. Windrow is a British historian, editor and author of several hundred books, articles and monographs, particularly those on organizational or physical details of military history, and the history of the post-war French Foreign Legion.
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