Images of war, SS Polizei at war 1940-45 (ISBN 978-1-47389-097-8)

Images of war, SS Polizei at war 1940-45 (ISBN 978-1-47389-097-8)

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Images of war, SS Polizei at war 1940-45 (ISBN 978-1-47389-097-8) - A photographic history of an infamous division.

Although formed in 1939, the division was not initially considered an SS fighting unit. Blocked from recruiting from the general public by the Army (Heer), they were forced to recruit from the local piece units. This meant an older and less amenable recruit to mould around the SS image. This status was emphasised with the quality of equipment issued to the division. Police Division were still using the MP28 Bergman while even the Wermacht were carrying the MP40!

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