The Waffen SS: Hitler's Elite Guard at War, 1939-1945

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Cornell University Press, 1984 - 330 pages

This landmark study, first published by Cornell University Press in 1966, shows how Hitler's elite army grew from a praetorian guard of barely 28,000 men at the beginning of the Second World War to a combat-hardened army of more than 500,000 in 1945. George H. Stein examines in detail the structure and organization of the Waffen SS and describes the rigid personnel selection and intensive physical, military, and ideological training that helped to create the tough and dedicated cadre around which the larger force of the later war years was built.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

An academic account of the elite combat unit and its exploits in combat. There is a good deal on the training program. Nothing on the war crimes in the field, or the activities of its more political wing in the labour or extermination camps. Consulter l'avis complet

Good overview veyr infomative and easy to absorb

Avis d'utilisateur  - paynes - Overstock.com

The Waffen SS is at least to my limited knowledge on the subject is an intriguing story of the Elite German forces during WWII. Not to say that the Wermacht did not have their elite units but the ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

19331939 l
1
The Development of
93
Mobilization
137
Mobilization
165
19421943
196
The Waffen SS and
212
Waffen
250
Chapter ElevenReprise and Assessment
282
Appendices
295
Selected Bibliography
305
Index
315
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George H. Stein is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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