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Waffen SS-group leader Heinz Reinefarth (on the left, with Cossack cap), general of police and Waffen-SS, with officers of Regiment III of the Cossacks of chief Jakub Bondarenko during the Warsaw Uprising near Wolska street. August 1944. Bondarenko was also colonel of the Infantry Regiment of Kuban Cossacks and fought on the side of the Germans throughout.

An Untersturmführer (2nd Lieutenant) of the Waffen-SS is searched by an american soldier straight after being captured.

Motorcycle troops from the Waffen SS Deaths Head Division, operating in the north of Russia in 1941

Waffen SS riflemen grab a quick bite in the middle of action. Waffen SS training stressed endurance with little or no food, although hydration was considered (correctly) indispensable. Some other means of boosting energy were sugar cubes, chocolate, and often "energy pills" like Pervitin, a controlled substance that saw wide use in combat.

Waffen SS soldiers belonging to the Dutch division of volunteers Landstorm Nederland on parade, 1942.

Hitler’s Gladiator SS-Standartenführer Josef “Sepp” Dietrich sits next to SS-Oberführer Fritz Weitzel in an early photo wearing the early style SS-Kepi style hat

General Patton was so incensed by what he saw when his forces reached the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, that he ordered that a thousand civilians be collected and made to see what their leaders had done. The MPs were so enraged that they brought back 2,000.

Russian Cossack Wehrmacht volunteer. I wonder if that breast eagle was sewn backwards on purpose..

German Soldiers - Makes a nice change to see some German soldiers without a pile of murdered corpses lying in front of them.

The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him.

800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora Adolf Hitler (Center), Albert Speer (left) and other dignitaries arrived at the site at Rugenwalde (now Darłowo, Poland), where they were represented the 800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora (80-cm-Kanone (E) and the prototype of the SAU SD. Kfz. 184 ' Ferdinand '. Rugenwalde, march 19th 1943.