Original photo of 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich Member.

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Original photo of 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich Member.

Post by Heartfeltzero » 02 Aug 2022 21:22

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You can see he’s wearing the Das Reich cufftitle, meaning he was with the 2nd SS Panzer Division. It was was an elite division of the Waffen-SS of Nazi Germany during World War II, formed from the regiments of the SS-VT. The division served during the invasion of France and took part in several major battles on the Eastern Front, including in the Battle of Prokhorovka against the 5th Guards Tank Army at the Battle of Kursk. It was then transferred to the West and took part in the fighting in Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, ending the war fighting the Soviets in Hungary and Austria. The division committed the Oradour-sur-Glane and Tulle massacres along with others on the Eastern Front. Photo from my collection.
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