Author(s): Rupert Butler
In Nazi Germany the SS was an instrument of terror and repression. This powerful spearhead was known as the Waffen-SS. A hand-picked elite of magnificent fighting men whose courage was outstanding, but also a force of cruel fanatics capable of hideous atrocities against all accepted rules of warfare. This detailed history looks at both faces of the SS formations, giving a vivid picture of the diabolical architects of the world's most terrible private army, Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler.
Rupert Butler is a military historian of high repute, and a specialist in the German army in World War II. He is also the author of The Curse of the Death's Head, Gestapo, Hand of Steel, Hitler's Young Tigers and Legions of Death