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SS-Untersturmführer, captured in Normandy

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    This is an impressive picture and I´m sure, some guy´s of you know it well, am I right ?

    It show´s an wounded Lieutenant of the Waffen-SS, taken as prisoner in Normandy.

    Does anybody know´s more ´bout the circumstances, the pic was shot then, (date, place, and fate of this soldier) ?

    Note the countenance of this man !

    Very interesting, that an other captured soldier´s wearing an uniform of the Wehrmacht-Luftwaffe together with an SS-belt !
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    Really nice and interesting photos!

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    Hi Reibert

    That is a great photo.

    I would like to know who that Untersturmfuhrer is too! What an expression he has !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I think hes thinking, "thats not my ss dagger hes got hold of"

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    A very arrogant and defiant look about him. He obviously only posed for photos in profile!

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    @ Dave and Ade

    This man is not your enemy, (nore he was then ...) !
    This man was a soldier, and, believe me, I really don´t think, he was "posing" for the camera´s ! ...

    Yes, this man was wearing the uniform of the Waffen-SS, but, do you really think, he was "better" or "worse" than other German soldier´s, (or some soldier´s they´re wearing british, american, french or russian uniform´s ?) ?

    This Lieutenant surely "spent" some bitter year´s of fighting on the Western, (maybe also the Eastern ?), front.

    Not every soldier, wearing the "double Sig-rune" on his collar, was a monster ...

    The Grandpa of my "Ex" was also wearing the Waffen-SS uniform but I know, he don´t was a "lover of war" ...

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    how woud you look after capturing of the enemy

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    One of the very well known photos from Normandy !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Perhaps it is possible to find out who he/they are. From archives, the unit
    and where these guys were when captured. They look like press photos,
    so there would have been captions for them, and if a list of
    all the officers in the unit still survives..........

    One would have to do a heck of a lot of research.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    I think it's simply a proud man that's seen alot of his friends die, fighting for a country he loved, and all equaling a lost cause. Pretty darn hard to pass judgement on a man with only the photo as evidence. It would be great to find out more about all of them. Thanks for sharing. I had not seen this photo before.

    Jay

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