- 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
In conclusion, the Waffen SS were set out to be made into a social and military elite within the Third Reich. Their physical training forged them into some of the most healthy an inshape troops within the Reich while their ideological indoctrination forged them into unyielding and fanatical soldiers that fought with brutality and inspired their allies. They were armed as elite mobile shock assault troops and given high priority when it came to resupply and reinforcement. They fought with ferocity and courage on every front, sustaining incredibly high casualties and fighting until they could fight no longer. They were Hitler's elite, his last hope, and they fought till the end.