1st ed., 1978. 144 pp., cold., plates + numerous b&w photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 26 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union he disguised his motives as a crusade against Bolshevism. Himmler was entrusted with the task of forming legions of volunteers for Hitler's SS forces; these he chose from the so-called Germanic peoples: Norwegians, Danes, Dutch and Flemings. In this highly detailed work Buss describes the motivations, origins and military careers of the volunteers who chose to serve Hitler and to fight and die on the Eastern Front. Andrew Mollo describes their uniforms, flags and insignia, and these are illustrated in colour. Photographs and pictures illustrate all aspects of the legionary's service and particularly show hitherto unpublished scenes of their daily activities.