From the nucleus of 117 men who formed the Stabswache in 1933, the Leibstandarte, Hitler's personal guard, would become an elite motorized regiment, then a brigade and a division. It will shine in Poland, in the West, and obtain its first military notoriety in the Balkans, where Kurt Meyer will particularly shine. Then it will be the fighting on the Eastern Front, with astonishing victories. Then, from 1943, it continued to participate in major battles, in Charkow and Kursk. It then disarms the Italian army, fights in Normandy, in the Ardennes and then in the last battles in Hungary and even in Berlin for some of its elements. This military history is accompanied by portraits of officers, who have become famous, as well as photos of equipment. A historic document that will make a date, with a limited edition to fit into any good library.