SS-Leibstandarte: the history of the first SS Division 1933-45 by Rupert Butler. Published by Spellmount Ltd 2001. Hardback with dust jacket in very good condition.
An in-depth, highly illustrated, examination of the first Waffen-SS unit to be formed, from its initial role as Hitler's bodyguard, through the battles it fought in France, the Eastern Front and Hungary The book explores the background to the unit's formation, including its origins as the Fuhrer's bodyguard, the men it recruited, the key figures involved in the division, and its organisation. The book outlines the unit's involvement in the fall of France, and its service on the Eastern Front, from the invasion of Russia, the battle of Kharkov, and the defence of Warsaw, to the fruitless attempt to relieve Budapest. Illustrated with rare photographs, and with an authoritative text.