ϟϟ-Standarte „Deutschland“

SS-Standarte Deutschland
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.

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