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Heavily armed youths of the 12th SS Panzer (Hitler Jugend) Division ready themselves for battle. The division, which consisted mainly of teenage volunteers, was created in June of 1943 and had its baptism of fire in Normandy a year later. - "The young S.S. troops were detestable young beasts," a British officer recalled, "but, like good infantry, they stood up and fought it out when overrun." - In the fighting that raged around Caen, nearly 90 per cent of them were killed, wounded or…

Heavily armed youths of the SS Panzer (Hitler Jugend) Division ready themselves for battle. The division, which consisted mainly of teenage volunteers, was created in June of 1943 and had its baptism of fire in Normandy a year later.

Waffen-SS machine gunners wearing camouflage face veils. Incorrectly deemed 'sniper veils' by collectors the Waffen-SS issued these indiscriminate of any specialty for the sole purpose of effective camouflage. The Germans made heavy use of camouflage clothing during WW2. More so than any other Army of the time.

AVREs were used to transport fascines - large bundles of wooden sticks and other materials used to bridge gaps in the ground. The AVRE woul…

Waffen SS during the fighting in France, summer 1940. Platoon leader gives instructions. Note the young rifleman standing at attention while listening -- typical reaction inculcated into every Waffen SS man by fierce training. The platoon leader is armed with an MP40 SMG.

Waffen SS during the fighting in France, summer Platoon leader gives…

Waffen SS in front of a burning Russian T-34 tank.

Two german Waffen SS soldiers have a break. In the background there is a destroyed tank. The soldiers are from the SS Panzer Division Totenkopf.

Sturmbannführer Erwin Oskar Ding-Schuler, MD, was camp physician at Buchenwald and head of the division for spotted fever and viral research of the Waffen-SS Hygiene Institute in Weimar-Buchenwald. He conducted extensive medical experiments, on some 1,000 inmates, many of whom lost their lives, using various poisons as well as infective agents for spotted fever, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus, and cholera. He was arrested by U.S. troops on 25 April 1945 and committed suicide on 11 August…

Sturmbannführer Erwin Oskar Ding-Schuler, MD, was camp physician at Buchenwald and head of the division for spotted fever and viral research of the Waffen-SS Hygiene Institute in Weimar-Buchenwald. He conducted extensive medical experiments, on some 1,000 inmates, many of whom lost their lives, using various poisons as well as infective agents for spotted fever, yellow fever, smallpox, typhus, and cholera. He was arrested by U.S. troops on 25 April 1945 and committed suicide on 11 August…

German soldier with a cat on his head while wearing a nightshirt, a helmet, boot, armed with a bayonet, and standing in front of a latrine.

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): WWI German soldier wearing his night shirt, armed with a bayonet, standing in front of a latrine with. a cat on his head. Well all righty then. kitten soldier ww ii ww i

Click to view Waffen SS Hitler Youth Troops Recruiting Propaganda Card

Waffen-SS recruitment poster aimed at German Youth

Wearing collar tabs and shiny eppaulttes kind of defeats the purpose of wearing camouflage.

Wearing collar tabs and shiny eppaulttes kind of defeats the purpose of wearing camouflage.

SS in color

Waffen SS soldier gets his photograph taken during WWII

Ehrenkompanie der Waffen-SS

German World War 2 Colour Honor Guard Of The Waffen SS, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Waffen SS motorcycle corps, eastern front, 1941.

Waffen SS motorcycle corps, eastern front, The face of ruthlesness and military agression.

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