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.
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.