Interesting photo - Totenkopf and Norwegian soldiers

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Interesting photo - Totenkopf and Norwegian soldiers

Post  Tore on Thu 5 Nov 2009 - 12:50

This is a quite interesting photo. Specially if the writings on the back is correct. (doubt it a bit)

"Kirkenes July 1940 - Norwegian soldiers"

If this is correct, date and time - these two guys could have been som of the Norwegian soldiers who guarded the border with Russia.


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Re: Interesting photo - Totenkopf and Norwegian soldiers

Post  Bjørn on Mon 9 Nov 2009 - 15:10

Vert interesting picture!
Yes, I guess the Norwegians are from the border guards,.

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Re: Interesting photo - Totenkopf and Norwegian soldiers

Post  odybvig on Fri 13 Nov 2009 - 19:41

The german soldiers are from 2. Btle SS - Totenkopf - Rgt. 6
Used as border guards in 1940. Later made the nucleus for 6 SS Geb.Div Nord


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Re: Interesting photo - Totenkopf and Norwegian soldiers

Post  Admin on Fri 13 Nov 2009 - 20:48

Was this the same unit that where so bady crushed in Salla, Finland? If so, very few of these men would ever return to Germany.
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Re: Interesting photo - Totenkopf and Norwegian soldiers

Post  odybvig on Sat 14 Nov 2009 - 1:43

Admin wrote:Was this the same unit that where so bady crushed in Salla, Finland? If so, very few of these men would ever return to Germany.
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Thats correct. The result of sending poorly trained soldier in battle. Later the unit was refitted and better trained. It served with honor later. One of the few Waffen SS units that was not accused of war crimes

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Re: Interesting photo - Totenkopf and Norwegian soldiers

Post  Bjørn on Mon 16 Nov 2009 - 14:11

Hello!
True, however the term "6. Geb. Div Nord" first came in 43. When the battles at Salla took place, the unit designation was "Kampfgruppe Nord".

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Post  Dolmen. on Sun 26 Sep 2010 - 23:05

The picture is taken in front of the old kaserne of "Garnisonen i Sør-Varanger".During escavations here in 2005 we found many remains from both the norwegians and the germans.On october the 25.1944 these buildings were burned down.I know the site and if anybody is interested I can take photo and show you how it looks today.
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Post  Admin on Tue 28 Sep 2010 - 14:43

Yes, please take a photo from the excact same angle as the original if you can.
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