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Title
Hitler's elite
Type
Text
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Germany
Classification
LCC: D757.85 .H58 2013 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 940.54/1343 full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2013474585
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
The SS has become the most infamous military formation in history. From its diminutive origins in the 1920s as Hitler's personal bodyguard, by the late war years it grew to a sprawling organization of hundreds of thousands of men, with a field army (the Waffen-SS-Armed-SS) numbering nearly 40 divisions and huge corporate, racial, and political power in the Allgemeine-SS (General-SS). The activities of the SS ranged from the heroic to the horrific; from fighting extraordinary defensive battles on the Eastern and Western Fronts, to running the concentration and extermination camp systems, and providing personnel for the Einsatzgruppen murder squads in Eastern Europe.
Table Of Contents
Origins and evolution of the SS
The Allgemeine-SS and the Nazi police state
The Waffen-SS soldier
Days of victory
Turning fortunes
Diversification and destruction
Conclusion.
Intended Audience
general
Authorized Access Point
McNab, Chris, 1970- Hitler's elite