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)
Exhausted SS-Panzergrenadiers of SS-Hauptscharführer Wilhelm Boigk´s 3rd platoon before grimly carry on their battle. Boigk himself was killed in action on July 4 1944 and is buried at the Soldatenfriedhöf Reyes-Bazenville.These photographs are from a set by SS-Kriegsberichter Wilfried Woscidlo taken at Rots on June 9 1944. The SS troopers are preparing for a counterattack with the Panthers of 3.Panzerkompanie/SS-Panzer-Regiment 12 of the 12.SS-Panzer-Divison Hitlerjugend. Left image: In the foreground Gunner Klaus Schuh armed with an MG42 general-purpose machine gun. He was killed in action on June 26 1944. In the center stands SS-Unterscharführer Koslowski. Right image: An unidentified soldier of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 taking a quick nap in Rots. Photos: SS-Kriegsberichter Wilfried Woscidlo. Scan: Stuttgarter Illustrierte Nr 25 (1944).