- Weimar Germany & the Nazi Rise to Power
- The Nazi State & German Society
- The Nazi Racial State
- Nazi Germany at War
- Writing the History of Nazi Germany
The Waffen SS would be armed for their role as an elite shock assault unit. This would mean that they were a completely motorized force with the standard karabiner 98k, half-tracks, machine guns, mp40s, and so on. However, the fact that they were a completely motorized division was unique to the Waffen SS due to the majority of the Wehrmacht either being foot soldiers or using horses for transportation. The Waffen SS were granted the heavy artillery that was taken from the Czechs along with eventually being granted priority rearmament and reinforcement by certain factories along eastern Germany and eventually in Poland. Eventually the Waffen SS reorganized multiple divisions into the elite panzer divisions as well as panzergrenadiers (shock troops that were considered to be the elite within the Waffen SS) and received the privilege to test out multiple prototype weapons as well as be the some of the top priority divisions for reinforcement and resupply.