The SS 1923-1945 : the growth and organisation of Himmler's stormtroopers
Part of the World War II Germany series
'The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
Cruelty commands respect. Men mayhate us. But we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.'- HimmlerMost people would associate the SS with Heinrich Himmler, but the latter was not thefirst (or the last) leader of this infamous body.
SS 1923-1945 examines the history and development of the Schutzstaffel from its origin as Hitler'spersonal bodyguard to its growth into a millions-strong organisation by the war's end in1945.
Broken down by the key constituent parts of the SS, such as the police,concentration camps, security services, Waffen-SS, slave labour, Einsatzgruppen and soforth, the book includes exhaustive reference tables, diagrams, maps and charts,presenting all the core subject information in easy-to-follow formats. The SS 1923-1945 will be an essential reference guide foranyone interested in the history or demographics of this infamous organisation.