German troops of SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division resting during a campaign toward Pabianice, Poland, Sep 1939

Caption   German troops of SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division resting during a campaign toward Pabianice, Poland, Sep 1939 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 5 Aug 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Dec 2015 06:18:11 PM

SS AT REST: TAKE FIVE! MOTORCYCLE TROOPS SS troops have been issued standard Wehrmacht field gray uniforms. Looks like they've dismounted from their BMW or Zundapp motorcycles w/side car. Troops are armed with K98 bolt-action rifles, stick grenades. NCO is Senior Sergeant, troop on far right is armed with an MP-28 in 9 x 19mm this weapon was issued to SS and police units. Rank on second troops left arm is that of Lance Corporal All SS troops and officers wore the eagle insignia on left sleeve. I thank the editor/ww2db for allowing me to leave my comments based on my knowledge of WWII

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