Some Rare Images Of Waffen SS

Waffen SS Kurt Meyer Knight's cross Hermann Weiser
Waffen SS Officer Kurt Meyer awards a Knight's Cross to Hermann Weiser at Kharkov, 1943. On the right is the Chief Medical Officer Hermann Bezuden of the Adolf Hitler Division

Joachim Peiper Austria Waffen SS 1945
Joachim Peiper (1915-1976) in Austria, April 1945

Waffen SS soldier Eastern Front WW2 1941
A Waffen SS soldier takes aim in 1941  on the Eastern Front

A Waffen SS man in action in 1941 on the eastern front

Waffen SS Viking Division soldier 1941 Eastern Front
Norwegian motor cycle riders from the Waffen SS 'Viking' Division in 1941 on the eastern front

Waffen SS soldiers MG 34 machine gun Katika 1941 Eastern Front
Waffen SS soldiers armed with MG 34 machine gun and 50 mm mortar move in Kalitka on the eastern front in 1941

Waffen SS soldiers Landstorm Nederland Division
Men from the Landstorm Nederland Division

Red Army soldiers surrender Das Reich division Waffen SS August 25 1941
Some Red Army soldiers surrender to men from the Das Reich SS Division on August 25, 1941on the eastern front.

Waffens SS Dutch Westland regiment Munich 1941
Soldiers from the Dutch "Westland" SS regiment on a Munich street in 1941 with a German nurse and child

Mountain ranger waffen SS Nord division kola peninsula 1941
A mountain ranger from the SS Division "Nord" in the Kola peninsula in 1941

Recruiting center Waffen SS Nederland land division hague 1941
New recruits for the Waffen SS Division 'Nederland' at the Hague August 7, 1941.

Waffen SS Leibstandarte adolf hitler division Josef Diefenthal american pow ardennes december 16 1944
Officers of the 1st SS Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" Sturmbannführer Josef Diefenthal and Sturmbannführer Gustav Knittel look at the prisoners, 3rd Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division of the American in a street at the Belgian town of Stoumont. Ardennes, December 16, 1944.

american prisoners pow ww2 1944 stoumont belgium
Captured American soldiers of the 3rd Battalion of the 119th Infantry Regiment. In 1944 at Stoumont, Belgium

waffen ss soldiers eastern front ww2
Two Waffen SS soldiers clamber over a wire fence on the eastern front

Waffen SS das reich division Sd.Kfz 10 half track 1941 eastern front ww2
SS soldiers from the 2nd Motorised Division 'Das Reich' in a Soviet village with a Sd.Kfz 10 half track in 1941

waffen ss Italian SS division italian front november 1944
Šturmbannfûrer SS Luis Taler (left) and oberšturmbannfûrer Armando Giorleo from  the Italian №1 SS Division on the Italian Front, November 1944.

ss regiment der fuehrer amsterdam may 1940
A Gunner company from SS Regiment "Der Führer"  passes by the south-eastern corner of the Royal Palace on Dam Square  in Amsterdam, May 1940  in a Wanderer W-11.

Waffen SS soldiers Poteau belgium 1944
SS soldiers smoking cigarettes with an abandoned American armored M8 "Greyhound on the road near the Belgian village of Poteau, December 1944. early morning of December 18

SS gestapo men captured killed czechoslovakia 1945 may
A SS man and a Gestapo men captured by armed Czech men in Prague in May, 1945. One supposes they were later tortured and killed.

Sepp Dietrich  British POW Greece 1941
SS-Obergruppenführer Sepp Dietrich discusses with British officers terms of surrender in Greece. In 1941.

waffen SS soldiers MG 34 machine gun Mariupol 1941
Waffen SS soldiers with a MG 34 machine gun at Mariupol, 1941

Leon Degrelle SS wallonia Brigade
Leon Degrelle with his men of the SS Wallonia Brigade

Waffen SS Jagdpanther Ardennes january 1944
Waffen SS men from the 12th Armored Division in a Jagdpanther in the Ardennes January, 1945

Eastern front: A waffen SS soldier looks through his binoculars. Destroyed Soviet vehicles seen in the background.

Soldiers of the "Liebstandarte" Adolf Hitler Division look on helplessly as a Tiger tank and a truck get bogged down in mud in the Fatima area of Ukraine, November, 1943.

Waffen SS 4th SS panzer Corps operation conrad hungary 1945
German armored Sd.Kfz.251 / 9 "Stummel"  with 4th SS Panzer Corps soldiers. In the foreground are prisoners of war and local, during the onset  of the German operation "Conrad". Hungary, in January 1945.

Max Wunsche Rudolf von Ribbentrop ss 12th regiment
The commander of the 12th SS Regiment Obersturmbannfuehrer Max Wünsche, (1914-1995) (with the bandage on his head) and the commander of the 3rd Company of the 1st Battalion of the 12th Regiment of the SS Hauptsturmführer Rudolf von Ribbentrop (Rudolf von Ribbentrop, the year of birth - 1921, on the right part of the frame) on the streets of the French village of Po (Rots) with soldiers of the 25th Regiment of the SS. France, 9 June 1944.Rudolf von Ribbentrop - the son of the minister propogandy Germany Joachim von Ribbentrop.

waffen ss soldiers hungary 1945
Towards the end. Waffen SS on the road in Hungary in 1945

Men from 'Das Reich' during battle at Elnya in 1941

A soldier from the 6th SS Mountain Division 'Nord' shakes the hand of a wounded Finnish soldier in September-October 1942

Men from the 5th SS 'Wiking' Division frantically load 88 mm armor piercing shells onto a Tiger tank during the Batle of Kursk. July 1943.

waffen ss kharkov aprril 1943
Waffen SS soldiers in Kharkov (February-April 1943)

SS soldiers Polish employees Danzig post office   September 1, 1939
SS soldiers escort Polish employees of Danzig post office after they were flushed out with explosives and flame-throwers on September 1, 1939.

 dead Waffen SS soldier  Battle of the Bulge 1945
A dead Waffen SS soldier lies in the snow after the Battle of the Bulge. 1945

Soldiers 9th SS Division Arnhem  Stug 3  September 1944
Soldiers of 9th SS Divsion in Arnhem with a Stug 3 in September 1944

SS men  Heinz Harmel battle group yard Kharkov Tractor Plant March 16, 1943.
SS men from the Heinz Harmel battle group on the yard of the Kharkov Tractor Plant. March 16, 1943.
Waffen Ss Korsun Cherkassy pocket january february 1944
The lucky Waffen SS survivors in Korsun-Cherkassy.January-February 1944. Thousands of Germans were massacred at the Korsun pocket by Koniev's men.

Waffen SS soldiers rest Eastern front 1941
Waffen SS men take a breather during a lull in the fighting. Eastern Front 1941.

Danes greet soldiers SS Free Korps Denmark August 1942.
Danes greet soldiers of the SS Free Korps Denmark after they returned from the Eastern Front. August 1942.

Waffen SS 6th Mountain Division 'Nord' load ammunition dog sleigh
Men of 6th Mountain Division 'Nord' load ammunition on sleigh pulled by dogs


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WAFFEN SS IN ACTION: Rare, Unseen Pictures: Part 2

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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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"The ability and inclination to use physical strength is no indication of bravery or tenacity to life. The greatest cowards are often the greatest bullies. Nothing is cheaper and more common than physical bravery."
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"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth."
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Snippets From History

German Soldiers in Russia: Part 1

Hubert Menzel was a major in the General Operations Department of the OKH (the Oberkommando des Heers, the German Army headquarters), and for him the idea of invading the Soviet Union in 1941 had the smack of cold, clear logic to it: 'We knew that in two years' time, that is by the end of 1942, beginning of 1943, the English would be ready, the Americans would be ready, the Russians would be ready too, and then we would have to deal with all three of them at the same time.... We had to try to remove the greatest threat from the East.... At the time it seemed possible.'

Battle for Berlin, 1945

'We started to fire at the masses,' says one former German machine gunner. 'They weren't human beings for us. It was a wall of attacking beasts who were trying to kill us. You yourself were no longer human.'


Berlin after it fell to the Russians, 1945

"Vladlen Anchishkin, a Soviet battery commander on the 1st Ukrainian Front, sums up the horror of the whole event, when he tells how he took personal revenge on German soldiers: 'I can admit it now, I was in such a state, I was in such a frenzy. I said, 'Bring them here for an interrogation' and I had a knife, and I cut him. I cut a lot of them. I thought, 'You wanted to kill me, now it's your turn.'
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Dramatic Pictures: Battle For Stalingrad
"...Effective command no longer possible... further defense senseless. Collapse inevitable. Army requests immediate permission to surrender in order to save lives of remaining troops."
General Paulus' radio message to Hitler on January 24, 1943

"...Capitulation is impossible. The 6th Army will do its historic duty at Stalingrad until the last man, the last bullet..."

Hitler's response to General Friedrich Paulus' request to withdraw from the city


Points To Ponder....

The fall of France was shocking. It reduced France to virtually a non-player in the Second World War. The efforts of Charles de Gualle were more symbolic than material. But the martial instincts of the French must never be doubted. Under Napoleon they were a formidable military power. The French definitely have more iron in their blood then say, the Italians [I do not mean it in a derogatory sense. War never makes sense]


Bias Of Western Historians

Soviet resistance made possible a successful Allied invasion of France, and ensured the final Allied victory over Germany.

It can hardly be called mere 'resistance'! If it hadn't been for the Russians, Hitler would have made mincemeat of British forces in Africa and landed on British shores in no time. Hitler attacked Russia first because it had more land and resources than Britain. It is as simple as that.

Eastern Front: Bias Of Western Historians