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.
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. After the French campaign, SS-Standarte Germania was given the responsibility of acting as the core for an entirely new division, the SS-Division Wiking, comprising troops from Western Europe as well from Germany. Photographer: SS-Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.