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. Image: SS-Obersturmführer Karl-Hans Scheu (1919 – 1991), 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 in Finland. Here Scheu enjoys a cigarette after just returning from one such operation. Private Collection. Fair use.