Welcome! This is a Non-Political and a Non-Profit site (to include its authors and contributors) and does not subscribe to any revisionist organizations. This site is only to explore the combat role and history of the European Waffen-SS in World War II. Enlistment rolls show that a total of 950,000 men (German and foreigners) served in its ranks between 1940 and 1945. This blog contains a collection of real events and information on these volunteers for historical research and documentation.
ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 (Norrey-en-Bessin)
This photo is taken after the failed attack in Norrey-en-Bessin when the Grenadiers of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 are moving out from Rots. At the late morning on June 9 1944 an combined arms attack was planned together with the panzers of SS-Panzer-Regiment 12 to seize La Villeneuve, as a starting point for a future offensive up north of 12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend. SS-Hauptsturmführer Rudolf von Ribbentrop, son of the German diplomat and Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, sits in the sidecar of a motorcycle driven by SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche from SS-Panzer-Regiment 12. Rudolf von Ribbentrop is born on May 10 1921 in Wiesbaden and is still alive in 2011. Image: Photo by SS-Kriegsberichter Wilfried Woscidlo. Scan: Stuttgarter Illustrierte Nr 25 (1944).