Grenadier of German 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend', France, 21 Jun 1944. These were fanatical troops who had been brought up with Hitler's doctrine. Very few survived the Battle of Normandy as they refused to surrender and were prepared to die for their Fuhrer. Ww2 History, Ss Panzer, 21 Jun, Panzer Division, Normandy 44, German 12Th, 12Th Ss, Jun 1944, Division Hitlerjugend
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12th SA panzer Hitlerjugend. Normandy France 1944 - These troops were responsible for shooting well after the initial surrender, in cold blood, allied troops. They are not soldiers; they were foul beasts and allied troops in some cases, after catching SS troops, exacted immediate revenge.
A young SS soldier, likely of the 12th SS Panzer Divison “Hitlerjugend”, a unit that took 43% of the casualties in the Normandy landings. Most were members of the Hitler Youth, earning it the nickname “Baby Division” by the Allies. Many were so young that rather than standard tobacco/ alcohol ration, they were given chocolate and sweets. In just under a year, the 20,540 members of the division had been whittled down to just 10,000, all of whom surrendered at Enns on May 8, 1945.