The item is courtesy Messr. BENS
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 03-08-2014 at 09:25 AM.
Very nice friend.
As for the scarcity of Stammabteilung-related material, Bastian Hein's 2012 study "Elite für Volk und Führer? Die Allgemeine SS und ihre Mitglieder 1925 - 1945" has an interestig statistic:
Between 1936 and 1938, the number of men who belonged to the Stammabteilungen was something between ca. 3,700 and 6,700. This is quite a small number considering the overall size of the SS organization.
(During the same period, the combined total numbers of the reserves and supplementary reserves - i.e. the Reserve and the Stammabteilungen - ranged between 11 and 13 % of the A-SS' strength.)