This account of the history of the SS will be invaluable to anyone interested in collecting militaria. The author takes us through the uniforms worn by the various divisions and explains the significance of the symbols and accessories.It is a story of intrigue and nepotism, of archaeology and Teutonism, of art and symbolism.
Also the story of an organization led by a man who was motivated by a genuine belief that he was the spiritual reincarnation of the Saxon King Heinrich I, founder of the German Reich. It is the story of street and convicted criminals becoming Ministers of State and Police Commanders; the story of charitable works and mass extermination being administered from the same building; the story of boy generals directing vast heterogeneous armies on devasting campaigns of conquest.
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