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.
First image: SS-Obersturmführer Hans-Gösta Pehrsson pictured sitting, with a Sturmgewehr 44, conferring over a map with another Swedish volunteer. Photo is taken in Latvia in July 1944. Second image: Swedish SS officers SS-Obersturmführer Carl Svensson (foreground) and SS-Untersturmführer Gösta Borg (left rear). Both were Kriegsberichters by the time this image was taken (spring 1944). Svensson had formerly served in the Royal Swedish Navy before he joined the Waffen-SS in 1941 as anti-aircraft instructor in the SS-Flak-Ersatz-Abteilung. He graduated from the SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz in 1942 and served as Kriegsberichter in 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland and 12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend. Svensson also covered the battles in the Eastern Mediterranean (with the Luftwaffe). He was born in Stockholm in 1915 and died in Germany in 1999. Images: Public domain.