SS Elite: The Senior Leaders of Hitler’s Praetorian Guard Volume 3: R-W

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SS Elite: The Senior Leaders of Hitler’s Praetorian Guard Volume 3: R-W

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  • An astonishing piece of research and the author’s life’s work
  • Part three of a three-part series
  • Superbly illustrated with 794 unpublished mono photographs

In the turbulent times of the post-First World War era, new political parties emerged frequently in Germany, many with opposing extremist policies. The Communist movement grew out of the Socialist working classes using the Russian Bolshevik Party as a template. In direct opposition, the new National Socialist German Workers’ Party under the leadership of Adolf Hitler occupied the extreme right-wing position. Head-on conflict was inevitable and both parties organised violent demonstrations against the other.

Hitler recognised that he was physically vulnerable and ordered the formation of his own protection squad, made up of loyal men who would not shirk from a fight. From the rudimentary ranks of Hitler’s select few grew the infant SS, a modern praetorian guard, which developed over the years into a massive and efficient military style force with tentacles spreading into all elements of everyday life in Nazi Germany. To administer this organisation, Hitler appointed leaders upon whom he could rely.

Many names remain obscure, but this book highlights who they all were and how they appeared.

Featured in this volume are:

Friedrich Rainer
Johann Baptist Albin Rauter
Friedrich Wilhelm Otto Rediess
Wilhelm Reinhard    
Ulrich Friedrich Wilhelm Joachim von Ribbentrop
Erwin Friedrich Karl Rösener    
Ernst August Albert Sachs    
Ernst Friedrich Christoph Sauckel
Paul Scharfe    
Julius Gregory Schaub    
Gustav Adolf Scheel    
Georg Friedrich Schlessmann    
Ernst-Heinrich Schmauser    
Walter Schmitt    
Julius Schreck    
Friedrich Bernhard Gustav Karl Ulrich Erich Graf von der Schulenburg    
Franz Xaver Schwarz    
Oskar Schwerk    
Arthur Seyss-Inquart    
Felix Martin Julius Steiner    
Wilhelm Stuckart    
Siegfried Louis Emanuel Taubert    
Fritz Wächtler    
Mathäus Karl Wahl    
Josias Georg Wilhelm Adolf Erbprinz zu Waldeck und Pyrmont
Paul Wegener    
Friedrich Philip Weitzel    
Otto Ferdinand Nikolai Winkelmann    
Karl Friedrich Otto Wolff    
Udo Gustav Wihelm Egon von Woyrsch    
Alfred Bernhard Julius Ernst Wünnenberg    


Max Williams is a retired police officer with a strong fascination in history. He has spent many years collecting autographs, original images and information about personalities of the Third German Reich, which he has built into a private archive. He is the author of a two-volume pictorial biography of SS General Reinhard Heydrich and is often acknowledged as an expert on the SS organisation and for assisting other authors with historical studies of Hitler’s regime. He is married and lives with his wife and son in the London area.


248 x 172 mm - hardback - 480 pages - 794 black-and-white photographs

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