Ich hatt’ einen Kameraden (Waffen-SS)

Men of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 erect temporary grave crosses for the dead along the walls of Ardenne Abbey during the first days of the Normandy Invasion. Those who fell were generally buried first at site in the blood-drenched soil of Normandy. During the few pauses in the battle, members of the division cared for the graves of their fallen comrades.
Photo by Propaganda-Kompanie photographer (SS-PK) Wilfried Woscidlo, the burial of SS-Oberscharfuhrer Helmut Belke, Panzermeyers driver in Normandy, he was killed in action in the attack on Bretteville on June 8, 1944. Source panzer-archiv.

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