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Waffen SS Gen. Josef "Sepp" Dietrich decorates men of the Waffen SS Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler."

Waffen SS Gen. Josef "Sepp" Dietrich decorates men of the Waffen SS Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler."

Youngster recruits of the Waffen SS Panzerdivision Totenkopf taken prisoner by the Americans in Normandy, June-July 1944.

Youngster recruits of the Waffen SS Panzerdivision Totenkopf taken prisoner by the Americans in Normandy, June-July 1944.

Capt. May with 'BIC' and 'V Force' These photos are from an album given to my Grandad by his uncle who served with the 81st West African Division as an officer. The troops were mostly West Africans who served under British officers.  ''The Badge of this unit was a Black Tarantula Spider on a Yellow Circular background (in West African folklore the Spider always comes out on top).  This Formation was the first Division ever to be formed from units of the West African Frontier Force.

Capt. May with 'BIC' and 'V Force' These photos are from an album given to my Grandad by his uncle who served with the 81st West African Division as an officer. The troops were mostly West Africans who served under British officers. ''The Badge of this unit was a Black Tarantula Spider on a Yellow Circular background (in West African folklore the Spider always comes out on top). This Formation was the first Division ever to be formed from units of the West African Frontier Force.

Kaladah Crossing These photos are from an album given to my Grandad by his uncle who served with the 81st West African Division as an officer. The troops were mostly West Africans who served under British officers.  ''The Badge of this unit was a Black Tarantula Spider on a Yellow Circular background (in West African folklore the Spider always comes out on top).

Kaladah Crossing These photos are from an album given to my Grandad by his uncle who served with the 81st West African Division as an officer. The troops were mostly West Africans who served under British officers. ''The Badge of this unit was a Black Tarantula Spider on a Yellow Circular background (in West African folklore the Spider always comes out on top).

2 no caption.  Unidentified German soldiers or maybe RAD (REICHSARBEITSDIENST). Basically, men who were trained as a para-military force with picks and shovels for "shovel ready projects" that Hitler and ORGANIZATION TODT had planned like the autobahns and building projects.

2 no caption. Unidentified German soldiers or maybe RAD (REICHSARBEITSDIENST). Basically, men who were trained as a para-military force with picks and shovels for "shovel ready projects" that Hitler and ORGANIZATION TODT had planned like the autobahns and building projects.

German Medics Surrender to 87th At Coblenz.  German medical aid men walk into a blasted building in Coblenz, where and 87th Division trooper waits to take them into captivity. Nazis took no chances and carried a huge Red Cross flag as they strolled to surrender.

German Medics Surrender to 87th At Coblenz. German medical aid men walk into a blasted building in Coblenz, where and 87th Division trooper waits to take them into captivity. Nazis took no chances and carried a huge Red Cross flag as they strolled to surrender.

During the Battle of the Bulge, GIs of the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf Division", resting on the rails after combat in Düren, town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 21 December 1944.

During the Battle of the Bulge, GIs of the 413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division "Timberwolf Division", resting on the rails after combat in Düren, town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 21 December 1944.

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