Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. ALl divisions in the Waffen-SS were ordered in a single series as formed, regardless of type. THose tagged with nationalities were at least nominally recruited from those nationalities. MAny of the higher-numbered units were small battlegroups (Kampfgruppen), i.E. Divisions in name only.AS a general rule, an "SS Division" is made up of Germans, or other Germanic peoples, while a "Division of the SS" is made up of non-Germanic volunteers.THe Waffen-SS (German pronunciation: [ vaf n. S. S], Armed SS) was a multi-ethnic and multi-national military force of the Third Reich. IT constituted the armed wing of the Schutzstaffel ("Protective Squadron") or SS, an organ of the Nazi Party. THe Waffen-SS saw action throughout World War II and grew from three regiments to over 38 divisions, and served alongside the Heer (regular army), but was never formally part of it.