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croatian soldier fighting with the germans under the banner of the croatian division • he carries a m-36 machine gun and plenty of spare ammunition. note the "potato masher" grenade stuck under his belt.

croatian soldier fighting with the germans under the banner of the croatian division. he carries a machine gun and plenty of spare ammunition. note the "potato masher" grenade stuck under his belt.

Oberfeldwebel from Division "Großdeutschland" with a grenade launcher pistol (Kampfpistole and Wurfkörper 361 LP). Russia June 1943

Oberfeldwebel from Division "Großdeutschland" with a grenade launcher pistol Russia June 1943

German soldier with/grenade and 7.92-mm machine gun MG-34 in the field near Eagle | Eastern Front

german soldier armed with an machine gun and grenade in a field near oryol.

German soldier of the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler armed with a MP-40 sub machine gun (Kharkov, 1943)

german soldier of the SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler armed with a sub machine gun (Kharkov,

Waffen SS killed many prisoners in cold blood; 12th SS Panzer Divison “Hitlerjugend”, a unit that took 43% of the casualties in the Normandy landings, it's youthful troops earning it the nickname “Baby Division” by the Allies. Many were so young that rather than standard tobacco/alcohol ration, they were given chocolate and sweets. In just under a year, the 20,540 members of the division had been whittled down to 10,000. Many allied troops did not accept the surrender of SS troops.

A young German soldier. Most likely a member of the SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" which sustained casualties during the Normandy ~ the sweet lads of the Hitlerjugend division also executed around 156 Canadian soldiers after capturing them.

SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25/12.SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend", Normandy, June 1944. On the left is the regimental commander SS-Obersturmbannführer Heinz Milius , who was to report the situation to the SS-Sturmbannführer battle Hubert Meyer, Chief of Staff (wearing glasses). Right is SS-Obersturmführer Bernhard Meitzel (Führungsabteilung Supplies Officer in the Division staff body "Hitler"), while the soldiers behind Meyer is SS-Oberscharführer Herbert Reinecker (1914-2007)

At Ardenne Abbey, Normandy, regimental command post of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend), late June

13th SS-Freiwillige-Handschar Mountain Division officer. Made up of mostly Bosnian and Croatian Muslims, they fought vs Titos Communist partisans in Yugoslavia. After the war, most were shot, drowned or sealed alive up in caves which Tito ordered to be blasted, suffocating those inside.

Gebirgs-Division „Handschar“und Osttürkischer Waffen-SS Verband in Farbe

Soldiers of the US 29th Infantry Division take cover after a German sniper has already killed one of their squad, Feb 20, 1945.

"Two soldiers of the Infantry Division hiding from German sniper fire in Jülich, Germany. In the foreground the body of a sergeant, who was killed by a sniper"

Among the most famous of the photos taken by German military cameramen during Ardennes Offensive, is this shot of a soldier from Kampfgruppe Hansen (Leibstandarte Division) posing for the camera, after the action with American 14th Cavalry Group on the road between Poteau and Recht, 18 December 1944.

A heavily armed German soldier on the offensive. The History Place - World War II in Europe Timeline: December 1944 - The Battle of the Bulge

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