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.
SS-Standarte Germania in the Western Campaign 1940. The BMW R75 was the powerful and highly reliable motorcycle, which equipped the Aufklärungsabteilung (Reconnaissance Battalion). The Reconnaissance Battalion was a heavily armed unit that advanced well to the fore of the main body and was capable of fighting for tactical intelligence if necessary. The addition of the sidecar meant that three men could be transported on each machine, which gave the unit the advantage of mobility with added firepower. Photographer: SS-Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.