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By titleSS-Leibstandarte


SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler is an in-depth examination of the first Waffen-SS unit to be formed. The book explores the background to the unit’s formation, including its origins as the Führer’s bodyguard, the men it recruited, the key figures involved in the division, and its organisation. It also looks at the specialist training of the Waffen-SS, and the uniforms and insignia that members of the division wore. SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler also provides a full combat record of the division, which fought on both fronts during World War II.

Format: 240 x 189mm (9½ x 7½")
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 110 b/w photos
Text: 60,000 words

Author details:

Rupert Butler specializes in the history of the Third Reich and World War II. He is the author of An Illustrated History of the Gestapo, The Curse of the Death's Head: SS Totenkopf, Hitler's Young Tigers, Legions of Death, SS-Leibstandarte, among many others. He lives in London, England.