Waffen SS during firefight at undetermined location on the Eastern Front. Note the man on the right deploying a Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" with stock. An unlikely weapon for a front line unit in WW2, the C96 in 7.63X25mm was extensively used during WW1. Its shoulder stock, long barrel, and high-velocity cartridge, had superior range and better penetration than most other pistols.
A machine gun element of SS-Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" take positions in the ruins during street fighting in Mariupol, Ukraine, Oct 1941. The city was overrun on Oct 8 and remained in German hands until Sep 10, 1943.