Volume 1 of this series contains photos taken by three photo-journalists with the Waffen-SS Propaganda Company. Two of these wartime photographers ("Kriegsberichte") were assigned to the 1st SS Division, Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. The other was on assignment with the 3rd SS Division, Totenkopf. Thus, this first volume basically contains photos pertaining only to those two divisions. (The same is likely to be true of the other five volumes because of the six photographers who took the photos displayed in all six volumes, three were assigned to the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division and the other three were assigned to the Totenkopf Division. As the war ended, an order came down to destroy all photos and negatives in the Waffen-SS propaganda archives. These six volumes are comprised of photos painstakingly reproduced from some contact sheets, depicting 28 rolls of film of action in and around the Kursk tank battle, that somehow survived.)
Volume 1 contains 89 photos in all. About a third or more are reproduced in amazing clarity. The rest are of average to above average quality. The pictures ranges from depictions of the SSLAH attending an outdoor concert to the troops being emplaced or moving out to battle.
Many of the photos are simply stunning. There are photos, for example, of Nebelwerfer rockets being fired and streaking across the sky and a machine gun emplacement showing the machine gun crew wearing their camouflage masks. In many photos you can actually read the cuffbands and clearly see the SS runes and death's head symbol on the soldier's uniforms.
There are a few drawbacks to the book.
First, the publisher crows that the photos in the book are of "unparalled photographic reproduction" and are on high-quality paper to improve the reproduction. Yet this does not appear to be the case. The photos on the front and back covers of the book are also in the book itself, but in both instances the cover photos are much, much sharper and clearer than the same photos in the book.
Second, about one out of seven photos bridges the pages (i.e., runs across two pages) in the book so that you do not get a clear picture of everything in the photo. (There is no excuse for this since the photos only extend an inch or two onto the second page and the publisher could have just made the book a little bigger.)
Third, the captions for each photo are quite sparse, just a short sentence. The back of the book contains additional background information on each picture, if you want to keep flipping back and forth.
Overall, given its rarity well worth the money if you don't mind its flaws and can get it at a substantial discount off the cover price.