06-30-2015 08:37 PM
my books come today
there really good only had a quick look at them
The SS: A History 1919-45: Amazon.co.uk: Robert Lewis Koehl: 9780752417820
As I wrote above, the books with pictures are fine as a start, but they do not explain the organization, itself, without which an understanding of the uniforms is not really possible.
That is, if you aspire to be a successful collector, you must be prepared to confront very complicated and arcane facts right off, since it is through the command of these small facts
that you free yourself of the fakes.
The fakes often get the small facts of the SS wrong, which is a major occupation of those of us on this site to set the facts straight as concern this complicated and conflicted regalia.
Schiffer has no editorial process. That is, the author must do all the editorial work, and sometimes this aspect comes up short.
I write books for a living, hence my generalizations.
The Black Corps book if you can get it is a rarity in itself and well worth the price. It is very scholarly, but you will be much better off for having read it, to be sure.
Happy reading !
Here are some of my SS books
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
The Schoeningh Verlag people have a new book on the cult of Wewelsburg, which is well worth it, too.
Thanks. This image is what we like to see. The basis of a successful collection. The use of the websites alone means really very little.
This work by Longerich on Himmler is also a good thing to read.
It has been translated into English....