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The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS (Classic Military History)by Heinze Hohne
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The SS was the terror of Europe. Swearing eternal allegiance to Adolf Hitler, it infiltrated every aspect of German life and was responsible for the deaths of millions. This gripping history recounts the strange and, at times, absurd true story of Hitler's SS. It exposes an organization that was not directed by some devilishly efficient system but was the product of accident, inevitability, and the random convergence of criminals, social climbers, and romantics. Above all, this eye-opening book describes in fascinating detail the chaotic political conditions that allowed the SS-despite rivalries and bizarre conditions-to assume and exercise unaccountable power.
Swearing eternal allegiance to Hitler, Germany's SS was the terror of Europe, infiltrating every aspect of German life and responsible for the deaths of millions. This gripping history recounts the true story of the SS, and details the chaotic political conditions that allowed it to assume and exercise power. Illustrations. Maps.
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