World War II German Police Units

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World War II German Police Units

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The wartime Police were headed by Himmler as chief of the SS; and throughout the occupied nations the regional SS commanders were specifically termed 'Higher SS and Police Leaders'. Hitler's police was not a single service, but a vast machinery which included many special categories ranging from conventional criminal detectives, and municipal and rural police to combat battalions sent to Russia, and from border and customs police to special railway and waterway departments, fire brigades and emergency engineer squads, and even a colonial service for North Africa. The author explains the origins, the complex organization and the particular duties of the many different police branches that formed such a critical part of the Nazi apparatus and ensured that control was maintained inside Hitler's Fortress Europe. His painstaking research has unearthed fascinating new information about the German police services and their many different uniforms and insignia, which are recreated in the meticulously detailed color artwork.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Ordnungspolizei: Schutzpolizei (National & Municipal Police) - Gendarmerie (Rural Police) - Traffic Police - Administrative Police - Colonial Police - Water Protection Police - Fire Protection Police - Air Defence Police - Technical Emergency Service. · Sonderpolizei (Special Police): Railway Police - Postal Police - Broadcasting Police - Mines Police - Dams Police - Police Auxiliaries. · Sicherheitspolizei (Security Police) - Border Police - Customs Police - Criminal Police

Product details

Published Sep 26 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846030680
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 434
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

Gordon Williamson is a retired civil servant who s…

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Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

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