ϟϟ-Kriegsberichters in the Battle of Normandy

An unidentified SS-Sturmmann
Swedish SS-Rundfunkberichter Thorkel Tillmann
Left image: Another young unidentified Waffen-SS grenadier wearing a distinctive camouflage smock somewhere in Normandy 1944. Public domain. The many well known photographs from the Battle of Normandy is taken by Waffen-SS own Kriegsberichters. The SS war reporters were fully trained and well-equipped and expected to fight actively when the situation demanded it. Right image: An SS-Kriegsberichter who covered the war in Normandy after the Allied invasion began was the Swedish volunteer SS-Untersturmführer Thorkell Tillmann (1917-1944). He had joined the Waffen-SS in 1942 and was assigned with the 12.SS-Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend in 1944. SS-Untersturmführer and war correspondent Thorkell Tillmann was killed in action on June 26 1944 in Cheux in Normandie. He rests at St. Manvieu War Cemetery. Public domain.

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