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.
Camouflage utilized by the Waffen-SS
The Waffen-SS was the first military organization in the world to use mottled camouflage clothing. Their camouflage smocks were made reversible with green camo patterns on one side and brown on the other. Insignia were not supposed to be worn on camouflage uniforms, but this regulation was widely ignored among the Waffen-SS and the SS Eagle, though unofficial, were often seen worn on the upper left arm, which went aginst regulations. Image: an unidentified Panzergrenadier of 12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend in camouflage smocks in Normandy 1944. The SS-Erbsenmuster was a five-color camouflage pattern of black, grass green, light tan and medium olive clumps and flecks on a chocolate brown field, known variously as 'Dot 44' or 'Peas 44'. Fair use.