|Grenadier of the Polizei-Division with Soviet prisoner|
The SS-Polizei-Division saw action on the Leningrad front in 1943 and was involved in a number of Soviet offensives when it was forced to withdraw to a new defensive line at Kolpino where it was successful in holding the Red Army, despite suffering heavy casualties. In May 1943 the SS-Polizei-Division were transferred to the west to retrain and upgrade to 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division. Image: Clip from Die Deutsche Wochenschau showing an SS grenadier with a Soviet prisoner. According to various sources, the grenadier is a member of the Polizei-Division. In the film, you can see that he is holding a Russian Tokarev TT33 pistol in his right hand. Fair use.