renwei wrote:Hi, guys
How do you rank these divisions? According to their KC holder’s number? 2ss and 5ss has won more KCs than 1ss and 3ss, so they rank first?
If I have to choose one between LSLAH and Wiking, I would prefer LSLAH. 1ss has seen more bloody battles than 5ss: Kursk, Kharkov, Normandy, and Bulge. 1ss has also contributed cadre to 9ss and 12ss. It is the first ss division indeed.
1SS more bloody battles??? What about the Caucasus, Djnepr, Mius, Tsjerkassy pocket, etc. At Tsjerkassy, 5.SS and elements of 2.SS kept their ground when the Russians were pushing very hard.
IMO 5.SS is the favourite. Only "beaten" by 2.SS with KC recipients, but never accused of massacres
(ones like Oradour or Lidice) The first mixed division with european volunteers that worked very well under command of men like Gille, Wagner, Dorr, Muhlenkamp, Dieckmann, etc.