Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by Obersturmbannfuhrer, Apr 17, 2020.
Which Division if your favourite?
Can't really say I had a favorite SS Panzer Division...but I still prefer the Großdeutschland Division..but that's just me.
Was not Grossdeutschland an Heer unit not SS? If some did not know.
Notice the eagle site!
Grossdeutschland was indeed a Heer unit, but it's still your favourite, so who am I to complain?
Actually, I am a Obersturmbannfuhrer to complain
I did a report in high school on the Leibstandarte, So I say them.
Seeing as how "favourite" has such a warm aura associated with it (as opposed to something more "academic" such as "which Waffen-SS Paper Division is your primary interest") I think it is prudent to choose one which is not synonymous with war crimes. On that list, that leaves the 9th and 10th SS Paper Divisions.
My primary "interest" would be 1st SS Panzer Division but I won't pay tribute to the many war crimes committed to this division by calling it my "favourite"
Wiking as the Finnish volunteers fought with them.
There was also a SS mountain division, 6th SS Mountain Division, NORD. It fought mostly in Finland but when that country quit they retreated through Norway, back to Germany in time to fight in Himmler's NORTHWIND attack. They had a pretty clean record and were very hard fighters.
Yes, but we're talking about the Panzer Divisions here, not a Mountain Division
Maybe favorite isn't the right word...maybe more like historical interest vs other divisions..as we know war crime atrocities were well documented, especially perpetrated by SS units.
The 12th HJ in Normandy was a tough opponent, too, must admit.
Don't really have a favorite, per se.
I do tend to pay more attention to the 2nd SS Panzer, since they had their butts handed to them twice by the same US infantry division that is near and dear to my heart.
Not one unit but I do think the heaviest blow to enemy in war was given in Kharkow spring 1943 By LAH, Reich and Totenkopf together under Manstein and Häusser.
Autocorrect error. "Paper" should be "Panzer". But, in all fairness by 1945 the 9th and 10th SS-Panzer Divisions were panzer divisions only on paper.....
Well heck, by 1945 most German divisions were divisions on paper only!
True, except for some of the Fallschirmjäger divisions.