WAFFEN-SS Redux I

The Schutzstaffel (SS) was subdivided into the Allgemeine (General or Political)-SS and Waffen (or Armed)-SS. The latter were distinguished by receiving military as well as political training, although many Allgemeine-SS men were also well-trained reservists. The prefix “Waffen” in a unit’s formal designation additionally referenced an initial plurality of foreign volunteers in that unit. All […]

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