Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS return home

Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS

Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS are returning home – a photo was made in Finland in 1943.
They served in the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS, which was established in 1941 and consisted of 1,200 Finnish volunteers who signed a contract to participate in the war against the Soviet Union for two years.
The Finnish Nordost battalion was sent to the Eastern Front in January 1942 and took part in the Battle of the Caucasus, lost 255 killed, 686 injured and 14 disappeared.

 

 

Location: Finland
Date: 1943

In : 1943

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