|SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 Danmark|
Tragedy of the Faithful „Danmark“
A Soviet Red Army soldier being photographed next to an unidentified fallen SS-Hauptsturmführer of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 Danmark in the heart of Berlin (corner of Chausseestraße and Oranienburger Straße) on May 1 1945. For some reason the Dane had been armed with a Fallschirmjägergewehr FG-42 (paratrooper automatic rifle 42) and used a paratrooper helmet. The Danish flag insignia under the SS arm eagle is clearly shown (in a close-up lighter version of this image). Pinned to his uniform is also the Iron Cross First Class. Image: The Russian State Military History Archive (RGVIA). Public domain.