Passage of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on 29 July, 1942, by Paris in the presence of Field Marshal von Rundstedt and General of the Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich . The division was totally reconstituted after harsh battles of Barbarossa. It will see its action in Feb, 1943 after Stalingrad.
Waffen SS Cavalry | Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and the 12 SS Panzer Division.
1942 at Führerhauptquartier Rautenberg, East Prussia, Generalmajor Rudolf Schmundt, SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS Karl Wolff , Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Generalmajor Rudolf Schmundt is a very close confidant to Hitler and he influenced a lot of the personnel matters for Hitler.
Kharkow, March 1943, Oberscharführer of the Waffen-SS Hermann Dahlke from 1.SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler",
Battlefield portrait of Sturmbannführer of the Waffen-SS Georg Bochmann, SS Division "Totenkopf", Knight's Cross, on 17 May 1943, Kharkov, Russia.
SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Heinz Harmel CO of the SS-Infanterie Regiment "Deutschland" of the "Das Reich Division". Kharkov 1943
Soldiers of the 3rd SS Division Totenkopf
Waffen-SS infantry and a StuG III assault gun during the offensive to retake Kharkov in early 1943. February and March 1943 would see the elite Waffen-SS divisions achieve one of their greatest victories.
Soviet offensive around Kiev, early November 1943. SS-Sturmbannführer Max Hansen with his staff watch the actions of the 2nd Battalion/SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 1 during the drive to the heavily defended town of Radomyshl. Between 26 November and 23 December 1943, the panzers of the Leibstandarte Division, part of XXXXVIII Corps, defeated superior Red Army armoured forces at Radomyshl.
Theodor Eicke (1892-1943) was an SS-Obergruppenführer and commander of the Waffen-SS Totenkopf Division, one of the key figures in the establishment of concentration camps, and a commandant of Dachau. Together with SS-Obersturmbannführer Michael Lippert, Eicke executed SA Chief Ernst Röhm following the Night of the Long Knives purge in 1934. Eicke was killed on February 26, 1943 when his Fieseler Fi-156 Storch was shot down by Soviet troops.