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-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS 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.