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Waffen -SS elite troops?

Article about: I've been thinking about the structure of SS. I have some points about it. The SS TV and SS VT was a elite troops with their own structure, supply etc which was highest quality. After 1942 y

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    Quote by Friedrich-Berthold View Post
    The administrative hand book of the Waffen SS specified that foreign troops in the Waffen SS were to receive the same quality equipment as their German counter parts. However, the quality of all such things declined with the course of the war. A well known story. The best recent work on the foreign units in the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS is Rolf Dieter Mueller, An der Seite der Wehrmacht, (Links: Berlin, 2007). The question of elite is well treated in Wegner's book on the Waffen SS, as well as reading Himmler's speeches in the edition of Smith/Peterson from the 1970s.Attachment 177447Attachment 177448
    Someone else recommended "An der Seite der Wehrmacht" to me a couple of years ago, and if I recall it was only available in German.

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    Waffen -SS elite troops?The best research today on the SS appears in German.

    Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 04-10-2014 at 07:46 PM.
    damit, basta.

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    Quote by Friedrich-Berthold View Post
    The best research today on the SS appears in German.
    Well, I guess your gonna have to do some translating for us, huh. Let me know next time your in NYC. Lunch is on me. I know the best steak houses.


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    Waffen -SS elite troops?Thank you. This effort depends on the seriousness and engagement of those who make it.
    For my part, I decided in 1969, when already a collector, to learn German.
    Such a thing was, in a way, easier in 1969 than it is today, since there was more
    of a German educational infrastructure close at hand and some merit
    still adhered to foreign languages.

    I attribute whatever merit I might offer to this decision to learn German and
    to stick with it for the interval.

    There exists an English language literature on the SS of very mixed
    quality, and much of the good, new German work is not translated.

    And, to be sure, there is a majority in the plenum here who becomes
    sick to their stomach when any mention of a book or even reading eventuates.
    damit, basta.

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