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.
Heavy Soviet counterattacks during the winter meant that Heeresgruppe Süd had to fall back from Rostov-on-Don to defensive lines on the river Mius. The SS-Division Wiking fought a delaying action east of the River Mius from December 1941 to July 1942. During this time, several parts of the division were sent to defend critical points on the front of Heeresgruppe Süd especially to the west and north of Stalino. Image: SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5 of the Wiking moving up to secure a town in Southeast of Ukraine 1942. The vehicle is a Leichter Panzerspahwagen Sd Kfz which was a light armored car. Photo by SS-Kriegsberichter Hummel. Commons: Bundesarchiv.