This reference work provides a nice chronological overview of the camouflaged uniforms of the Waffen-SS in the period from 1936 to 1945. It is intended for military modelers, developers of military history games, militaria collectors, historians and readers interested in military history and camouflage in general.
The book begins with the history of Waffen-SS camouflage and how Prof. Dr. Otto Schick observed nature before developing his dramatic and unique camouflage patterns. It shows the special rank insignia designed to distinguish officers and non-commissioned officers without disturbing the camouflage effect.
A schematic overview presents every uniform piece that ever existed in Waffen-SS camouflage, with the starting date of the different patterns that appeared on each specific uniform piece. Full-color photographs show all major SS camouflage patterns in detail on both their autumn and spring sides. All the colors used are described in detail.
The 388 pages of this book contain 1,095 color photos of original Waffen-SS camouflage pieces, 160 original B+W wartime photos and three original color photos. Some of the original pieces and original photos in this book are published for the very first time, including the original camouflage coverall of a well-known Knight’s Cross holder!