Re: good book on SS cloth insignia?
No, not as such, I'm afraid.
As Bob Hritz has mentioned above, the three Beaver volumes do have really good images of a great number of insignia - including death's heads and sleeve eagles - but those insignia are applied to uniforms, hence no reverse views, naturally.
The projected insignia book from this series should offer more in this respect, I guess.
The aforementioned Hayes book does have some front- and back images of cloth and metal insignia, but they are not too numerous (something like a mere 5 sleeve eagles and 8 collar patches, for example, plus insignia applied to uniforms) as this book is intended as a broad visual presentation of all sorts of SS regalia - from uniforms to children's toys and from badges to daggers - with only little text and no particular depth to any one category.
06-02-2010 07:41 PM