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.
ϟϟ-Division „Wiking“ in Caucasian Forests
SS-Division Wiking was far ahead of the other mechanized formations that had remained in the south of Maikop. The division was all by itself in the Caucasus forest and had to secure the Maikop oilfields until the expected arrival of the mountain forces, the 97.Jäger-Divison. Naturally, only strongpoints could be held. Ambushes and attacks by enemy formations were the order of the day. Images: Youthful, combat-ready SS-Grenadiers, draped with ammunition belts and German stick grenades Model 24 Stielhandgranate, in the Southwestern Caucasus 1942. Photos taken by Waffen-SS war correspondent Willi Altstadt who commanded the 5.Zug of the SS-Kriegsberichter-Abteilung with the Wiking Division during the advance into the Caucasus in 1942. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.