The SS was central to the German Third Reich. It was responsible for implementing the Holocaust, the mass resettlement of Russia and Eastern Europe and the enslavement of the working population of the whole of occupied Europe and yet many of its members were associated with anti-Nazi resistance and even attempting to seek a separate peace.
It is these contradictions that Adrian Weale explores in the most comprehensive history of the SS for forty years. It is based on newly-released files in British, German and American archives and interviews with key members of the SS including the last surviving General of the Waffen-SS and the former head of the foreign recruitment department.
Adrian Weale was born in London in 1964 and educated at the Latymer Upper School, York University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served for several years as a military intelligence officer in the regular Army, before leaving to pursue a career as a writer and historian.
Since then he has written eight non-fiction books under his own name, and ghost written several more, primarily for former Special Forces personnel.
In addition, he has written widely for the UK national press and is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and radio, specialising in military and intelligence related ...
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