Following a period of three years research and over two years completing the illustrations Elizabeth Sharp has produced 25 full colour plates showing various aspects of uniforms of the Waffen SS. These range from the evening dress of the SS-Hauptamt to the "wear anything" attitude in Riussia in the winter. The plates are true colour representations of a variety of uniforms and camouflage patterns, and also show weapons and personal equipment. The paintings are true to life and give a living picture of the men and their appearance throughout the war. The commentary by Gordon Rottman clarifies the wealth of detail that the artist has included in these unique works.