Waffen-SS during the Balkans Campaign 1941

SS-Grenadier in the Balkans 1941
A perfect shot of the elite Esprit de Corps so commonly found in the Waffen-SS. It was during the Greek campaign where the Waffen-SS first was to display a chivalry that stood out against the general atmosphere of World War II. The Waffen-SS occupied a position of honor in the victory parade through Athens. The role of the Leibstandarte SS at the end of the Greek campaign was effectively one of protecting the retreating Greek Army from the cowardly and vengeful Italian Army. Image: An unidentified SS-Grenadier during the Balkans Campaign 1941. Fair use.

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