The Waffen-SS (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

The Waffen-SS (Men-at-Arms) By Martin Windrow, Jeffrey Burn (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Windrow, Jeffrey Burn (Illustrator)


In 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. Martin Windrow provides a splendid in-depth review of the history, uniforms and insignia of the infamous Waffen-SS of World War II.

About the Author

Martin Windrow is an English military historian and a long-time commissioning and art editor for Osprey Publishing. He is the author of numerous books of military history, including The Last Valley, a distinguished history of the French defeat in Vietnam. He lives in the Sussex Downs country of southern England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780850454253
ISBN-10: 0850454255
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: March 26th, 1992
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms