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.
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.