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.
An unidentified SS-Grenadier
The German advance throug the Low Countries and France was so rapid that German units were often in danger of overstretching their supply lines. This Race-to-the-Channel took its toll on the troops. Left image: Armed with a 9mm MP38, often called Schmeisser, plus stick-grenadiers in his belt, this SS-Oberscharführer of the SS-Standarte Germania leads his men along a roadside in the Western Campaign. This photo appears on the cover of the book Voices of the Waffen SS by Gerry Villani. Right image: An unidentified SS-Man of the SS-Verfügungs-Division. Both photos by SS-Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel 1940. Commons: Bundesarchiv.