Synopses & Reviews
Waffen-SS divisions were the elite of Hitler's armies. Of these units, one of the most famous was the SS-Totenkopf, or "Death's Head" division. This illustrated history explores the SS-Totenkopf's formation, the men it recruited, key leaders, and its organization, as well as specialized training, uniforms, and insignia. Completely illustrated with photographs from European archives, the book also provides full combat and casualty records for the division, which fought on both of the Eastern and Western Fronts. Outlined are the unit's involvement in the fall of France, its service on the Russian Front, its fruitless attempt to relieve Budapest, and its eventual destruction by Allied forces.