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.
The pressure of combat is shown on the faces of these young SS-Panzergrenadiers of 2. SS-Panzer-Division 'Das Reich'. This Sd.Kfz. 251/1 advance through the soviet steppe in the southern Voronezh Front during the Battle of Kursk. July 1943. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!