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by Rob - WSSOB
Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Differences between SS and Waffen-SS...
Replies: 25
Views: 4241

by Rob - WSSOB
Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Differences between SS and Waffen-SS...
Replies: 25
Views: 4241

SS KZ Guard garrison (Totenkopfwachsturmbanne). were technically part of the Waffen-SS (per Himmler’s April 1941 order); they wore W-SS uniforms and carrying W-SS soldbuchs. The extent to which "frontline" W-SS rotated into the KZ guard duty and "Allgemeine" KZ guards rotated into frontline W-SS uni...
by Rob - WSSOB
Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Remaining Waffen SS veterans
Replies: 18
Views: 2917

But America is a terrible regime led by a militarist demogogue (sic) who rightly should be placed in the rogue's gallery of evil dictators such as Stalin, Idi Imin and Pol Pot. Well, there they are, fighting for the ,,evil regime", as Bush's parrot Mr. ,,Rob'' likes to point out. You talkin to me? ...
by Rob - WSSOB
Thu Feb 12, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen-ss T-shirts and others....
Replies: 55
Views: 10968

Hi Sid!
The Mein Kampf loo roll
ROTFLMAO! (rolling on the floor laughing my a** off!)

What a business opportunity! ;)
by Rob - WSSOB
Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen-ss T-shirts and others....
Replies: 55
Views: 10968

Hi Sid!
The Mein Kampf loo roll
ROTFLMAO! (rolling on the floor laughing my a** off!)

What a business opportunity! ;)
by Rob - WSSOB
Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen-SS foreign troops
Replies: 41
Views: 7275

Hi Freiritter - exactly. Even the W-SS nomenclature differentiated between several "levels" of troops - "SS" vs. "Freiwilligen" (Volunteer) vs. "Waffen" (Armed) - i.e. ethnic Germain vs. Volksdeutsche vs. Other, although in practice, especially towards the end of the war, all divisions had their sha...
by Rob - WSSOB
Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen-SS foreign troops
Replies: 41
Views: 7275

Freiritter, I'd suggest you research individual SS units to get a sense of the complexity of the attempts to raise foreign manpower for the SS. The SS treated each nationality differently - e.g. Dutch vs. Danish vs. Norwegian vs. Ukranian vs. Yugoslavian (Bosnian Muslim) and thus the experiences wer...
by Rob - WSSOB
Wed Feb 11, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen-ss T-shirts and others....
Replies: 55
Views: 10968

I think that not all Germans including SS were bad. But the Third Reich was a terrible regime led by a racist demogogue who rightly should be placed in the rogue's gallery of evil dictators such as Stalin, Idi Imin and Pol Pot. Wearing the t-shirt isn't about glorifying the dear old Grandpa who ser...
by Rob - WSSOB
Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen-SS POWs
Replies: 18
Views: 3428

Hmmm... Papa Eike versus Kurt Meyer? I see a lot of difference there but apparently they didn't. Kurt Meyer: NSDAP# 316714 (joined 1930) Brownshirt Stormtrooper SS # 17559 (joined 1931) Joined Hitler's bodyguard unit 1934 convicted war criminal for the execution of Canadian POWs during Normandy camp...
by Rob - WSSOB
Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen-SS discipline code?
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Hi Sid - the W-SS became subject to the legal codes of the SS Legal Department (Hauptamt SS-Gericht) as applied by special SS courts. On Oct 17, 1939 the Ministerial Council for Defense of the Reich published the "Decree Relating to a Special Jurisdiction in Penal Matters for Members of the SS and f...
by Rob - WSSOB
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: ODESSA: fact or fiction?
Replies: 17
Views: 4050

Hi Doug - welcome back to the forum! Couple questions for you: a) What's your sources for the ODESSA~HIAG connection? b) How does "Wiking-Ruf" fit into the picture? c) Did Kurt Meyer, spokesman for HIAG in the 1950's, have anything to do with ODESSA? (whose formation is often attributed to Skorzeny ...
by Rob - WSSOB
Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: ODESSA: fact or fiction?
Replies: 17
Views: 4050

Goñi's book is very good. It's theme is that the Peron dictatorship of Argentina and the Catholic Church were the "real" Odessa, so to speak, and spirited away hundreds of German & other Axis war criminals to safety in Argentina and other countries in Latin America. Forsyth's novel is a great thrill...
by Rob - WSSOB
Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Heer troops in SS camo smocks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2193

Sounds like 1941-42 4th SS troops wearing Orpo-style collar tabs - Rob
by Rob - WSSOB
Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: George Robert Elford
Replies: 3
Views: 598

The "Devil's Guard" books are fiction. - Rob