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 squad". This second of four titles covers the first wave of expansion: the Sixth Division "Nord"; the Austrian Seventh Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" which fought Tito's partisans; the housed cavalry of Eight Division "Florian Geyer" which operated on the Eastern Front; and the two formidable new Panzer Divisions, Ninth "Hohenstaufen" and Tenth "Frundsberg", which fought the Western Allies in 1944.
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(250mm x 190mm x 5mm)
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Author Biography - Gordon Williamson
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.