A number of German regiments and divisions, including the famous 21 Panzer Division and the Panzer Lehr Division, were considered elite . This status was usually marked by the award of a special badge or ather uniform distinction. This title looks at these special uniform distinctions, along with the organization, most important actions and leading personalities of the most famous regiments and divisions of the World War II Wehrmacht.
Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners. He is author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey. Ramiro Bujeiro, has illustrated many Osprey titles including Warrior 23: 'US Marine in Vietnam' and Elite 68: 'The Military Sniper since 1914'. He is an experienced commercial artist who lives and works in his native city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His main interests are the political and military history of Europe in the first half of the 20th century.