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5.ϟϟ-Panzerdivision „Wiking“ (The Wet Triangle)
Top image: SS-Panzergrenadiers belonging to Kampfgruppe Mühlenkamp in eastern Poland in July 1944. As the massed forces of the Red Army steamrollered their way across Poland, the German war machine began to break down. The Waffen-SS and the 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking continued to fight on, however, even when overrun and abandoned in isolated pockets. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Ernst Baumann. Public domain. Bottom 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 in Poland in July 1944. Panther 534 moves ahead into a farmyard. SS-Untersturmführer Gerhard Mahn and his men in SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania keep their heads down in their SPW in case Soviet infantry are encountered. Hanging inside the vehicle to the right of the Grenadier are three essential pieces of field equipment familiar to every German soldier; a Brotbeutel, Essgeschirr and Feldflasche. Neven du Mont was the commander of 5.Komapanie of SS-Panzer-Regiment 5 of the Wiking division. He was killed in action on July 26 1944. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Ernst Baumann. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Credit: Authors Douglas E. Nash and Remy Spezzano: Kampfgruppe Muhlenkamp.