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Old August 2nd, 2006, 03:01 PM   #1

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There were three units of the SS in the German military, can anyone help me out so I don't have to use Wikipedia? I'd like to know names of the organizations, overall mission, and missions of distinction. Thank you.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 03:36 PM   #2

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What time frame are we looking at? There are dozens of SS organizations from 1925 to 1945.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 03:43 PM   #3

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Are you talking about Waffen SS divisions? There were allot more than 3.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 05:57 PM   #4

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Not divisions, I mean like between the bodyguards, the storm troopers, and what else.
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:06 PM   #5

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wasn't there an ss panzer division ? That's the only one I've heard of
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wasn't there an ss panzer division ? That's the only one I've heard of
There were several SS Panzer divisions. There were the 1st "Leibstandarte", 2nd "Das Reich", 3rd "Totenkopf", 5th "Wiking", 9th "Hohenstaufen", 10th "Frundsberg", and 12th "Hitlerjugend" to name a few. There were also "Panzergrenadier" divisions such as the 17th SS "Götz von Berlichingen", and the SS panzer brigades like "Wallonen".
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 02:27 AM   #7

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There were three units of the SS in the German military, can anyone help me out so I don't have to use Wikipedia? I'd like to know names of the organizations, overall mission, and missions of distinction. Thank you.
Do you mean to distinguish between the "Armed" SS and the "General" SS? I can't think of a third branch offhand. The first comprised the various divisions in the German armed forces, the second provided concentration camp guards and did general non- combatant duties.
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 12:52 PM   #8

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Well I know they introduced them into the military as shock troopers, which the existing military troops frowned upon because they saw them as amateurs, but that answered it for me. The SS overall had one part sent as mobile army stormtroopers, one part as concentration camp guards, and another as Hitler's personal bodyguard.
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the SA was first established in the twenties (i think) as a personal bodyguard/army for the nazi party and were used to try and take over in the late twenties/early thirties

this was then merged into the SS after hitler ordered the leaders to be killed for some reason

and i think there was a SS Gross Deutchland (cant spell it) division
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The SA had been replaced by the SS and so the SA were branded as homosexuals and killed.
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