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    DescriptionIn the early 1920s, a tiny group was formed within the SA to serve as Hitler's personal bodyguard. Originally labelled the 'Stosstruppe Adolf Hitler', they later became known as the SS - Schutz Staffeln, or 'protection squads'. From these humble beginnings, the SS rose to a nominal strength of 38 divisions of over 800,000 men by 1945, representing a sizeable portion of Germany's land forces and more importantly a quarter of her tank forces and a third of her mechanised infantry. This first of four titles covers the first five Waffen-SS divisions, including the famous SS Panzer Division 'Wiking'.


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    Title
    The Waffen-SS: 1. to 5. Divisions v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gordon Williamson, Illustrated by Stephen Andrew
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841765891
    ISBN 10: 1841765899
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWH, JWTR
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS027100
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG
    LC classification: UA716
    DC22: 355.0094309044, 355.00943090
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWT, JWCS
    Illustrations note
    40 b&w & 8 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey. Stephen Andrew was born in 1961 in Glasgow, where he still lives and works. An entirely self-taught artist, he worked in advertising and design agencies before going freelance in 1993. Military history is his passion, and in the past few years he has established himself as a respected artist in this field. Since 1997 he has illustrated several Men-at-Arms titles including MAA 306: Chinese Civil War Armies 1911-49, and series on the German and Italian armies of WWII.
    Review quote
    Wargamers, modellers and historians can all find something to appeal to their particular Interest.
    Table of contents
    11. SS Panzer Division 'Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler' - 12. SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich' - 13. SS Panzer Division 'Totenkopf' - 14. SS Polizei Panzergenadier Division - 15. SS Panzer Division 'Wiking'