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Fantastic item to behold, FB! This is certainly not my area and being a relative newcomer with only a few years in this militaria collecting "game" I guess it's not surprising but this is the first time I've seen one of these, I believe. So, thank you for posting and sharing with us all!
Also, you always add references to interesting literature on the topics at hand but they seem to be, mostly, for the German literate --- something which I am to a certain degree but not as in being able to read an entire book in the German language. Are any of these publications that you have included here available in English?
And, I have to agree... the earlier photos of the SS certainly do depict more than its fair share of thuggish and/or unpleasant looking characters... within this I guess there lies some real insight into just how hollow and false the ideals of this organization really was.
recently to Bill Shea and thence to me.
The work in English is not as lively and informative, and, since I refuse to buy books on line, I buy German books in bookstores in Germany and Austria because I am a luddite.
I will think a bit about your question, but the recent bios of Himmler and Heydrich that appeared in translation and such are your best bet.
Maybe my friend Andreas can also help with bibliography as he is also at home in the German and English bibliography.
If I had to name one work in English, which is translated from the original, it would be this:
Heinrich Himmler: Peter Longerich: 9780199651740: Amazon.com: Books
When you look in Amazon at the allied and associated titles with these two works, you find most often: A.) very old books, long obsolete in terms of research, and or: B.) popular junk, which does not have much to do
with the cutting edge findings of exactly the young generation of historians who have done such wonderful work in the last two decades since 1989.
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