Volunteers continued to fight

Waffen-SS volunteer Erik Wallin
After the Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union, the Norwegians in SS-Schijäger-Batallion Norwegen had lost their reason for service, and tragically, they even fought isolated skirmishes with the Finnish troops as the German forces marched across Lapland to Norwegian territory. Many Scandinavian veterans of the Continuation War volunteered for the Waffen-SS in order to continue fighting Soviet communism. Image: Swedish volunteer Erik Wallin at Waffen-SS training school SS-Ausbildungslager in Sennheim. Wallin had participated in both the Winter War and the Continuation War in Finland. He ended the war as an SS-Oberscharführer. Erik Wallin's war memoirs, edited by Swedish SS-Kriegsberichterstatter Thorolf Hillblad, do not evade the brutality of fighting against the advancing Soviet Red Army. Credit: Twilight of the GodsPublic domain.

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