The historian Martin Gilbert remarked: All wars end up being reduced to statistics, strategies, debates about their origins and results. These debates about war are important, but not more important than the human story of those who fought in them. Ordinary men conscripted into the Heer, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine or enlisted men of the Waffen-SS did not fight for the NSDAP (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei). Neither did the hundreds of thousands of European volunteers. There were certainly other values and beliefs involved. Perspectives that may be easily forgotten. Image Courtesy of P. Wallendal. An unidentified Norwegian SS-Rottenführer of the 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland wearing an SS issue M43 tunic with a Nordland Sunwheel Collartab.