Welcome! This is a Non-Political and a Non-Profit site (to include its authors and contributors) and does not subscribe to any revisionist organizations. This site is only to explore the combat role and history of the European Waffen-SS in World War II. Enlistment rolls show that a total of 950,000 men (German and foreigners) served in its ranks between 1940 and 1945. This blog contains a collection of real events and information on these volunteers for historical research and documentation.
The backbone of the ϟϟ-Division „Wiking“
European Waffen-SS volunteers
During the second half of 1942, the SS-Division Wiking fought into and through the Caucasus region. Directives unequivocally identify the offensive in the Caucasus as the main operation in the southern sector of the Eastern Front. The Wiking Division was well known not only for being a fierce and bitter fighting unit, but because a great number of its members were not German, but foreign volunteers. Danes, Dutch, Finns, Flemings, Norwegians, Swedes and Walloons made up the core of the division. Top image: The backbone of the Wiking - Irrepressible SS-Infantrymen. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Bottom image: Three unidentified Waffen-SS Grenadiers. The photo is often thought of as a Swedish and two Dutch volunteers who had previously received the Iron Cross Second Class. Public domain.