The SS originated as the bodyguard of an obscure beer cellar orator in Post Worl War I Bavaria. It quickly evolved into the praetorian guard guard of Germany’s new caeser, Adolph HItler. They also became involved in intelligence work, political surveillence, overseers of slave labor camps, as shock trops and as Hitler’s instrument of terror. Today these letters are still capable of striking terror in the hearts of man. Very good,New York 1972 Dell Publishing Co. Laurel Books 1st Laurel Pr. 128 Pgs., Mass Market PB.