The German Police were an essential arm of the Nazi regime; as soon as Hitler achieved power the previous decentralized provincial system was unified into a single state apparatus, integrated at the command levels with the SS. While it may have been centrally controlled, it was still separated into a bewildering range of different departments and functions, many with their own uniform distinctions. This book offers a concise introduction to the organization, responsibilities, uniforms and insignia of the various branches of this machinery of repression, from Police generals to rural constables, transport policemen and factory watchmen.The Bandenkampfabzeichen or Anti-Partisan War Badge, earned by many policemen serving in the occupied Eastern ... Awards were made on the completion of the requisite number of years of good conduct and loyal service, as follows: 8anbsp;...
|Title||:||World War II German Police Units|
|Publisher||:||Osprey Publishing - 2012-01-20|