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-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.