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.
A wounded NCO from SS-Standarte Deutschland look across to the enemy positions in the distance. Later to become 2.SS-Panzer-Division Das Reich, the SS-VT Division demonstrated its combat abilities in a variety of sistutions during the Western Campaign 1940. After the expulsion of the British Armed Forces from the continental mainland and the Belgian capitulation at the end of May, the second phase of the Western Offensive, the Battle for France, began on June 5 1940. Photographer: SS-Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.