Reichsführer-SS Henrich Himmler inspects recruits into newly formed Hitlerjugend Division at Kaiserslautern Barracks in May 1943. The new division was formed around a nucleus of experienced officers and NCOs from the Leibstandarte Division, such as Fritz Witt, Kurt Meyer, Max Wünsche and Wilhelm Mohnke. It would be up to these men to mould the Hitlerjugend into a potent combat unit.
Hitler visiting the Canadian War Memorial, at Vimy Ridge, France. 1940. Hitler so respected revered the Canadian soldier after fighting them in WWl that he gave orders not to bomb the Canadian Memorial. Canadians were given a name by the Germans in WWI, Canadians were called Storm Troopers. German soldiers feared the Canadians, gave them a scary name. Hitler reused that name for his own troops in WWll because it put fear into people.
One of the most powerful pictures from World War II I have ever seen. God bless that man for giving comfort to that soldier.A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire. Whether you're religious or not, this soldier was given comfort in this last moments by an extraordinary brave man.