What was Hitler's SS?
The SS(Shutzstaffel) or Praetorian Guard was Hitler's personal bodyguard unit. Constructed after the takeover of Germany, the SS was led by SS-Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler who inducted ceremonial rites and codes into the military division. On the Night of the Long Knives, the SS was used to murder Chief of Staff of the SA Ernst Rohm and other high SA officials. Afterwards, the SS was the primary fighting force and military power of the Nazi regime. The men incorporated into the SS were the "elite". The SS was based on absolute loyalty to the Fuhrer. There were two main branches of the SS. The Waffen-SS, the fighting unit, and the Allgemeine-SS, more or less the reservists. There were also the subdivisions of the SS such as the Einsatzgruppen, the death squads who killed the occupants of the invaded countries, and the SS-Totenkopfverb
Answer The SS is an abbreviation for Schutz Staffeln. The Waffen-SS was a military arm of the SS and were highly trained and equpped. Names of Ranks of Waffen-SS Schütze Oberschütze Sturmann Rottenführer Unterscharführer Scharführer Standartenjunker Oberscharführer Hauptscharführer Standarten-Oberjunker Sturmscharführer Untersturmführer Obersturmführer Hauptsturmführer Sturmbannführer Obersturmbannführer Standartenführer Oberführer Brigadeführer Gruppenführer Obergruppenführer Oberstgruppenführer Reichsführer
Personally i think that in the second world war, every soldier of every nation were all doing the same thing! Doing what they were told! The Schutzstaffel (SS) were good at being told what to do. The SS were basically Hitlers body guards and the elite squad of the Wehrmacht, similar to the British Royal Marines! Hope this helps!