5.ϟϟ-Panzerdivision „Wiking“ (The Wet Triangle)

5.SS-Panzerdivision Wiking
SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania
Top image: SS-Obersturmführer Norbert Neven du Mont´s Panther Tanks of 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking sweeping all before them in the vicinity of Maciejow, Poland in July 1944. Neven du Mont was the commander of 5.Komapanie. He was killed in action on July 26 1944. Image taken by SS-PK correspondent Baumann. Bottom image: SS-Untersturmführer Gerhard Mahn in SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania of the Wiking signals to his armored units as they counter attack behind front line troops in Poland 1944. As the massed forces of the Red Army steamrollered their way across Poland and Germany, the German war machine began to break down. The Waffen-SS continued to fight on, however, even when overrun and abandoned in isolated pockets. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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