CAVEAT: Though usually captioned "a Waffen-SS MG42 crew of the Großdeutschland Division" or the like, this is in fact a re-enactment photo, probably by Progetto 900 in Italy. The cartridge primers in the foreground are actually fired, indicating deactivation. The hi-res image quality, angle, setup, and fresh faces signal re-enactment.
Some soldiers along with an unit (most likely from the Panzer Division) preparing their position for an expected attack from Allied forces. Note the soldier sitting has quite a few Stielhandgranates near him. Normandy France,