The German Police study made by SHAEF and other more clandestine agencies shows clearly why the German Police was so different to their British and American counterparts. German Police covers the history of the German Police and particularly Himmler’s involvement in initially the Gestapo and later with the secret organisations which were all included in the general term “Police”.This detailed study examines Himmler’s acolytes, the Higher SS Police Commanders, and the ever present SS involvement in internal security matters in the Third Reich. It also gives details of the regular police, as well as the more sinister Security Police (SiPo) and the Security Service (SD). Gestapo and Kripo are included.The volume is also important in that it contains nine uniform colour plates, sixteen black and white photographs and a very important colour section on official papers – identity documents for the regular police, the SS (including the SS pay book), the fire service and the Hitler Youth fire service, the SiPo, the SD, the Gestapo, the German standard ID card, Racial German ID cards and other important ID documents.
German Police organisation including the Gestapo, SD and SiPo plus colour uniform plates and colour document plates.This book should be consulted together with two other document books now reprinted by Naval and Military Press: Identity Documents in Germany and Identity Documents in Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg.