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.
Corps order-of-the-day:Effective September 19 1942, SS-Division Wiking leaves my area of command. I would like at this time to express my thanks and recognition for their first-rate accomplishments and brave operations during the advance on Rostov and the Caucasus. My best wishes go with the division for the future. /signed/ General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Kirchner. Images: SS-Division Wiking in the Southwestern Caucasus, preparing for transfer to the Southeastern Caucasus in 1942. Credit: Peter Straßner: European Volunteers. Images: Photos of Wiking Grenadiers taken by the war correspondent SS-Kriegsberichter Willi Altstadt. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.