Leningrad–Novgorod Offensive and the withdrawal from Leningrad
The reorganization of the coastal sector was entrusted to the Danish SS-Obersturmbannführer Kryssing. The III. (germanisches) SS-Panzer-Korps was able to hold off the Soviet Red Army until January 26 1944 in continuous fighting while the northern wing of the 18.Armee retreated to the west. Image: Young Grenadiers of 4.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Brigade Nederland being congratulated on the award of the Iron Cross, 2nd Class by the commander SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner. All are wearing late war M42 helmets. The man on the far left has the runic decal on the left side of the helmet, which indicates he was transferred to the Nederland brigade from the 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking. Image: Source and Copyright: Mark Bentley (Tiger Collectibles), with permission.