Centered upon the Lichterfelde Kaserne, which was an old Prussian cadet training school located southwest of the Berlin downtown area, the latest installment in the Berlin 1938 series includes members of Hitler's body guard regiment, the Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler," marching in front of the building's facade. Complete with stone sentinels standing at the entrance and ceremonial flags fluttering in the wind. Figures not included. Sold Out!
Release Date: November 2010
Historical Account: "The Bodyguard Regiment" - The Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) was Adolf Hitler's personal Bodyguard Regiment ("Leibstandarte" being a somewhat archaic German expression for the personal bodyguard of a military leader). The LSSAH independently participated in combat during the Invasion of Poland. The LSSAH was amalgamated into the Waffen-SS together with the SS-VT and the combat units of the SS-TV prior to Operation Barbarossa in 1941. By the end of World War II it had been increased in size from a regiment to a Panzer division. The elite division was a component of the Waffen-SS which was found guilty of war crimes in the Nuremberg Trials.