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.
Fighting for Sagopshin and Malgobek
By late September 1942, SS-Division Wiking was in a position to launch an assault to capture the vital city of Grozny. Working in cooperation with General der Panzertruppen Traugott Herr's 13.Panzer-Division. As they reached the Terek River, the Soviet defences solidified. Several obstacle belts had to be breached before the Georgian Road (along which American supplies were transported) could be reached. Realizing the difficult situation, SS-Gruppenführer Felix Steiner divided Wiking into four columns, each with separate objectives, but all aimed at breaching the Soviet defences and opening a road to the Caspian Sea. Images: Battle-hardened SS-men of SS-Infanterie-Regiment Germania and Nordland awaits orders. The Waffen-SS also made extensive use of captured Russian weapons, such as the PPSh 41 submachine-gun carried by the NCO of the Nordland on the right. Fair use.