ϟϟ-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS Scheu

SS-Obersturmführer Scheu
While the other Waffen-SS divisions were becoming famous for their successes on the main sector of the Eastern Front, 6.SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord fought a lonely war admidst the forests, lakes and swamps of Karelia. One of Nord's elite components was the SS-Schijäger-Batallion Norwegen – a volunteer unit of Scandinavian expert skiers used for ambushes and patrols. Image: SS-Obersturmführer Karl-Hans Scheu from SS-Reconnaissance Battalion 6, after a long period of combat, a veteran of many long range patrols behind Soviet lines in the wilderness of Karelia. Here Scheu enjoys a cigarette after just returning from one such operation. SS-Division Nord fought 1,214 consecutive days in the sub-artic taiga against the Soviets from 1941 – 1944. The Division's manpower strength was 19,355 men in June 1944. SS-Obersturmführer Karl-Hans Scheu survived the war and died aged 72 in 1991. Private Collection. Fair use.

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