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World War 2. Uprising in Paris, August 1944 ~
Before and After D-Day: Color Photos From England and France, 1944 | LIFE.com
A young SS soldier, most likely of the 12th SS Panzer Divison “Hitlerjugend”, a unit that took 43% of the casualties in the Normandy landings. Many of those recruits were so young that rather than tobacco and alcohol ration, standard for the German Army, they were given chocolate and sweets. In just under a year, the 20,540 members of the division had been whittled down to just 10,000, all of whom surrendered at Enns on May 8, 1945.
Priebke, seen here during World War II, was given life for the 1944 massacre in Italy.