The Collector's Guide to the Distinctive Cloth Headgear of the Allgemeine and Waffen-SS- By Michael D. Beaver with William Shea. This book provides an organized, chronological guide to the evolution and development of the myriad types of soft headgear worn by the SS. As the war years progressed, geographical areas of operation changed, and the composition of the SS Divisions evolved, so also did the headgear worn by these Troops. This reference illustrates a great number of these examples, with over 600 photos including more than half in color. The overwhelming majority of these pictures, including many rare original candid period snapshots, have never been seen before in any previous publication.
For those of you that did not know Mike Beaver, he was an outstanding human being, Father and Husband. He was also the pre-eminent author of the finest books on SS Uniforms and Helmets. He was taken from us in 2005. Before he passed, he asked me to complete this book. I spent more than three years finishing off this project. 100% of the royalties from the book will go to his widow and son.
The cost to order the book will be US$80.00, and this will include shipping within the United States. Please email us for a shipping quote outside the United States. Priority Mail arrives within 2 - 3 business days to most addresses in the United States.
Why buy the book from us instead of another source?
1) You will receive an autographed copy of the book, signed by both Maria Beaver and myself (in the form of a bookplate);
2) You will receive a numbered copy of the book;
3) Five dollars (US $5.00) from the sale of each book will be given to Maria Beaver as a tribute to Mike and to help her fund their son Scott's education and well being.