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.
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.
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.
Lady Florence Norman, a suffragette, on her motor-scooter in 1916, travelling to work at offices in London where she was a supervisor. The scooter was a birthday present from her husband, the journalist and Liberal politician Sir Henry Norman. Awesome!
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.
Waffen SS patrol near Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The Waffen SS quickly engaged the Allied troops but were badly outgunned and outnumbered. Nevertheless, they fought a desperate battle suffering irreparable casualties in the process.