I'm starting to put together a new project. It will be a big photo book about the Germanic Waffen-SS. Anyone who has seen my previous books will have seen a preview, of sorts, of what I intend to include. It will be a mix of SS-PK war reporter photos, private photos, and portraits, accompanied by detailed captions. I'll probably include occasional essays, sort of like in the big Latvian and Estonian Legion books.
My expectation is that I'll begin with a bit of coverage of the Germania Reg. before the war and early in the war. I'll then show a bit about the formation of the Wiking Division and its early combats. I'll then cover the foreign legions. They ended up alongside Latvians, so there will be just a bit about them. This will be followed by the new units of 1943: Nordland, Nederland, Langemarck, and Wallonien. They fought alongside Estonians, who had already served in Wiking, so there'll be a bit about them. Finally, there will be some photos from the last phases of the war.
I have plenty of Germania and Wiking photos, from my own collection and from friends. I have a lot of Norwegian photos from friends, and some Danish ones from another friend. I have Flemish private photos and PK photos from several friends. I'd like more Walloon photos, though I have plenty of Degrelle. I could also use more Dutch photos, though I'm especially well-supplied with photos of German officers in Brigade Nederland. I also seek more Latvian and Estonian photos, especially PK ones. I probably have enough Finnish photos.
What I need most of all is Swiss photos. I know that photos exist of most Swiss officers in the Waffen-SS, but I don't have any! I'm looking for portraits (or field pics) of Paul Benz, Waldo Rodio, Otto Lölliger, Eugen Corrodi (von Elfenau), Jean Marie Stehli, Paul Diebold, Gunther Greer, and any others.
Anyone with photo material to share can PM me, or email me at [email protected]
(take out the NOSPAM). I always compensate those who help me with my projects. Suggestions or requests for coverage are also welcome. I'm just beginning my work on this book, so I don't expect it to be available until a year and a half from now, at the earliest. I hope everyone will enjoy it, when the time comes.