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.
ϟϟ-Unterscharführer der Waffen-SS Hamsun
A Waffen-SS photographer poses for the camera. This photo is said to be of the Norwegian SS-Unterscharführer and SS-Kriegsbericheter Arild Hamsun (1914 – 1988), son of the famous Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun. Hamsun served together with SS-Untersturmführer Björn Sveinsson Björnsson (1909 – 1998), son of the wartime Icelandic President, in SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers. Hamsun received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on October 1943. Björnsson was attached to SS-Division Wiking (Regiment Nordland) on the advance on Rostov-on-Don, Kuran Valley and the Kaucasus-mountains. After World War II Björnsson worked at Encyclopaedia Britannica and wrote a book entitled Ævi mín og sagan sem ekki mátti segja (My life and a story not allowed to be told). Image: Public domain.