ϟϟ-Gebirgs-Division „Nord“

6.SS-Gebirgsdivision Nord
SS-Kampfgruppe Nord was the only SS unit to fight in the Arctic Circle when it was stationed in Finland and northern Russia between June and November 1941. The formation was not made up of regular Waffen-SS troops, but from camp guards, and lacked proper training and leadership. It suffered heavy losses at the Soviet fortress at Salla in July 1941. In September 1941 Nord was attached to the Finnish III Corps under Finnish General Hjalmar Siilasvuo. Over the winter of 1941 – 1942 it received replacements from the general elite pool of Waffen-SS recruits and was redesignated as an Waffen-SS mountain division in June 1942. Image: Source and Copyright: Jacob Westberg, with permission. Caption: Uscha Kromer? Stur. Scharmer? Stur. König. Paper: Leonar © COPYRIGHT NOTICE: If you want to publish this image in any form, please let us know by dropping us a note here. Thanks! Copyright © 2008 • All rights reserved • stabswache-de-euros.blogspot.com

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