Osprey Men-at-Arms 401 : The Waffen-SS (1) : 1. to 5. Divisions
Despite being disdained by the German Army's professional officer corps, the military branch of the Nazi SS security organisation grew from an initial strength, at the outbreak of war in 1939, of only a handful of battalions to hundreds of thousands of troops in dozens of divisions. The battlefield reputation of the premier armoured and mechanised divisions become second to none. They were lavishly equipped and regarded as utterly reliable. The SS were thrown into many desperate battles on both the Western and Eastern fronts, often achieving remarkable results. Illustrated with rare photographs, this first of four Men-at-Arms books details the organisation, uniforms and insignia of the first five SS divisions. Text by Gordon Williamson with illustrations by Stephen Andrew.
- 1. SS Panzer Division 'Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler'
- 2. SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich'
- 3. SS Panzer Division 'Totenkopf'
- 4. SS Polizei Panzergenadier Division
- 5. SS Panzer Division 'Wiking'
The books in this series are;
Men-at-Arms 401 : The Waffen-SS (1) : 1. to 5. Divisions
Men-at-Arms 404 : The Waffen-SS (2) : 6. to 10. Divisions
Men-at-Arms 415 : The Waffen-SS (3) : 11. to 23. Divisions
Men-at-Arms 420 : The Waffen-SS (4) : 24. to 38. Divisions, & Volunteer Legions