Baxter. Originally a small force of Führer bodyguards, the 1st SS Panzer Division — or SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler — ranked among the most effecting fighting formations of the war. This pictorial title, featuring more than 200 rare images, details their battles through Poland, tenacious service at Kharkov and Kursk, and last-ditch efforts in the Ardennes. Also, learn how, exactly, they became an elite unit: brilliantly utilizing both offensive and defensive tactics. 176 pages, 250 B&W photos, 7½"x 9½", softcover.