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In Nazi Germany, they were called the Schutzstaffel. The world would know them as the dreaded SS—the most loyal and ruthless enforcers of the Third Reich…

It began as a small squad of political thugs. Yet by the end of 1935, the SS had taken control of all police and internal security duties in Germany—ranging from local village “gendarmes” all they way up to the secret political police and the Gestapo. And by 1944 the militarized Waffen SS had more than eight hundred thousand men serving in the field, even rivaling Germany’s regular armed forces, the Wehrmacht.

In Army of Evil: A History of the SS, author Adrian Weale delves into materials not previously available, including recently released intelligence files, the most up-to-date research and rare and never-before-published photographs.

Going beyond the myths and characterizations, this comprehensive account reveals the reality of the SS as a cadre of unwavering political fanatics and power-seeking opportunists who slavishly followed an ideology that disdained traditional morality, and were prepared to implement it to the utmost, murderous extreme that ultimately resulted in the Holocaust.

This is a definitive historical narrative of the birth, legacy, and ultimate demise of one of the most feared political and military organizations ever known, and those twisted, cruel men who were responsible for one of the most appalling crimes against humanity in all history.

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“Compelling…Weale elucidates the warped values which enabled this sinister organization to commit some of the worst crimes in recorded history. This is an extremely important book which I recommend most highly.”—Michael Burleigh, author of Moral Combat

“Exceptional.”—Andrew Roberts, Mail On Sunday (UK)

“In this landmark history, Adrian Weale tells the twenty-year story of the SS with much brio and authority, and presents a story rich in drama and horror. This is a major achievement by a historian at the top of his game…A meticulous account of the emergence of the SS from its origins as Hitler’s protection squad to the huge, ungainly beast that it became.”—Guy Walters, Literary Review (UK)

About the Author

Adrian Weale was educated at York University and the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He spent seven years in the regular army as a military intelligence officer, serving Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and Central America. He left in 1992 to pursue a career as a writer. He has published eight works of non-fiction and he writes and reviews regularly for a range of national newspapers. In 2003, he was mobilized for military service in Iraq, where he was appointed Deputy Governor of Dhi Qar Province. In this role, he organized and supervised the first free local elections in Iraqi history in August and September 2003. He remains on active duty.

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Interesting story!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2018
Gives me an insight into an area I was not aware! Great information and highly researched. Clearly an essential book for history buffs! I highly recommend it!
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Jim Sommerville
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Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2018
loved it
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Gordon Bugbee
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Good history, a little tedious by the end
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2014
Good history, a little tedious by the end, struggled a little to finish it. For an organization that stirred such fear and was so pervasive, it''s demise was pretty anti-climactic. So''s the book.
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I have been researching my father''s WWII memoirs for 3 ...
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2015
I have been researching my father''s WWII memoirs for 3 yrs now. This book helped me put together puzzle pieces of 70 yrs ago. This is an incredible piece of historical writing and should be required by every American student to read.
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P.K.
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Permission to breath ... denied
Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2014
If you are interested in German WW II history this will give you incite into what it was like living there doing the war. You will be shocked to learn just how powerful Reich Fuhrer Heinrich Himmler SS was.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2015
A fair report
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D. S. Amsler
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Horrible story - excellent book
Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2013
The rise of the SS in Germany during the run-up to WWI, and the subsequent SS atrocities in re: "The Final Solution" makes for fascinating reading for WWII buffs.
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Robert E. Jastrow
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Very interesting and informative.
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2012
This book was very interesting and informative as to the workings, development and history of the SS. However, it was a little short on evaluating the combat records of the Waffen SS units.
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S J Luke
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Exactly the same as "Army of Evil"
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 11, 2020
This is exacly the same as "Army of Evil" word for word just a heads up. Still a good hisory of the organisation
This is exacly the same as "Army of Evil" word for word just a heads up. Still a good hisory of the organisation
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michael welch
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2015
good book
good book
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giuliano piga
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testo caldamente consigliato a chi si interessa di storia moderna.
Reviewed in Italy on April 28, 2014
Ottimo testo storico fedele e accurato,probabilmente il miglior libro che sia mai stato scritto su questo argomento che aiuta a capire un fenomeno storico che non ha avuto precedenti nella storia
Ottimo testo storico fedele e accurato,probabilmente il miglior libro che sia mai stato scritto su questo argomento che aiuta a capire un fenomeno storico che non ha avuto precedenti nella storia
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