The Soviets had finally raised the siege of Leningrad and had driven the German armies westwards into Estonia and Latvia. The Dutch 4.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Brigade Nederland was involved in the 150 km fighting withdrawal to the Narva River in Estonia. In this sector of the front were to be found the bulk of the non-German volunteer divisions of the Waffen-SS. These foreign volunteers made a stand at Narva, and in an epic defence held up the Soviet Red Army for six months. Public domain. Image: Dutch volunteers withdraw from the Leningrad sector (this photograph was taken on an earlier occasion in the Leningrad oblast). Public domain.