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 rebuilt Nord was called into action against the Soviet spring offensive in 1942 and this time managed to hold its lines. Throughout the rest of 1942 and through 1943 it remained on the Kestenga front. In September 1942, the unit was remnamed SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord and in October 1943 became the 6.SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord. Nord was stationed in the Arctic Circle and fought in Karelia until the Finnish armistice in September 1944. Source: Johann Voss; Black Edelweiss. Image: Forward observers of 6.SS-Gibirgs-Division in northern Karelia in July 1943. Any high ground was precious in this region. Note the Czech machine gun Zb26. Initially, the Zb26 was used primarily by the Waffen-SS or second line troops, this due to the SS not having the same access to the conventional supply chains which the Wehrmacht enjoyed. Photographer SS-Kriegsberichter Heiss. Commons: Bundesarchiv.