ϟϟ-Skijegerbataljon „Norge“

SS-Jäger Sødermann
The Norwegian Waffen-SS volunteers Sødermann, draped with belts of machine gun ammunition, and Brøbe on ski-patrol. They belonged to SS-Schijäger-Bataillon Norwegen of the SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord which fought in Finnish Lapland and Karelia. The provisions were brought forward on horse-drawn sledges. Both Sødermann and Brøbe were killed in action later in the war. Another 3,400 Estonian volunteers took part. Volunteers from Soviet occupied Eastern Karelia formed the Kinship Battalion. At the end of the war the USSR requested members of the Kinship Battalion to be handed over. Some managed to escape before or during transport, but most of them were either sent to labor camps or executed. Image: Public domain.

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