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By Robin Lumsden

The preferred mythology of the SS has a clouded tale that's so advanced as to nearly defy trust: a story of intrigue and nepotism, of archeology and Teutonism, of artwork and symbolism. the tale of "Himmler's Black Order" is one among an corporation led by way of a guy stimulated via the assumption that he used to be the religious reincarnation of the Saxon King Heinrich I, founding father of the German Reich. it's the tale of road opponents and convicted criminals turning into Ministers of kingdom and police commanders; the tale of charitable works and mass extermination being administered from an analogous construction; the tale of boy generals directing large heterogeneous armies on devastating campaigns of conquest. right here, certainly, truth is stranger than fiction. This e-book covers intimately the origins, improvement and corporation of either the Waffen-SS and the Allemeine-SS. The latter has been sorely missed in post-war literature, but it used to be the true physique of the SS from which the extra well-known branches grew. The wide-ranging results which the SS had at the police, racial regulations, German heritage, schooling, the economic system and public existence are all defined. Sections also are dedicated to uniforms and regalia which have been rigorously designed to set Himmler's males aside as a brand new elite in 3rd Reich society. The SS at warfare is taken into account, and a stability struck among the tremendous battlefield achievements of the Waffen-SS and the atrocities of SS and police forces within the occupied territories. The little-known tale of the Germanic-SS, staffed through foreigners in Western Europe, is additionally comparable.

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