MEN-AT-ARMS 434: WORLD WAR II GERMAN POLICE UNITS
Author: Gordon Williamson
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Sep 2006
A concise introduction to Hitler's unified organization, responsibilities, uniforms & insignia of the various branches of this machinery of repression, from Police generals to rural constables, transport policemen & factory watchmen. Colored artwork, B&W photos & diagrams t/out; 10x7 inches, 48 pgs.
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton. The German Police were an essential arm of the Nazi regime; as soon as Hitler achieved power the previous decentralized provincial system was unified into a single state apparatus, integrated at the command levels with the SS. While it may have been centrally controlled, it was still separated into a bewildering range of different departments and functions, many with their own uniform distinctions. This book offers a concise introduction to the organization, responsibilities, uniforms and insignia of the various branches of this machinery of repression, from Police generals to rural constables, transport policemen and factory watchmen.
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
Uniforms, equipment, history & organization of troops.
* Each book examines military uniforms, insignia & organization.
* Books focus on a single army, regiment, group or period.
* Uniform detail is shown in specially commissioned artwork.