Norwegian Volunteers of the Waffen SS

Geir Brenden, Tommy Natedal

Publication date:
August 2016
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Illustration :
c. 1100 photos incl 8pp colour
No associated books available.


Featuring 1,000 unpublished photographs, this is the first book about the 4,500 Norwegian volunteers in the Waffen SS. Written by Geir Brenden and Tommy Natedal - who has researched the Norwegian volunteers since the 1980s - the book is based on Geir and Tommy's large photo archive and covers the various fronts where most Norwegian volunteers fought: the Caucasus, Leningrad and Karelia. Also covered in detail are the formations in which the Norwegian volunteers fought: Division Wiking, Freiw. Legion Norwegen, 1, 2 and 3 Police Company, The Norwegian Ski Company, Skijegerbataljonen and Regiment Norge.


It's difficult to come to terms with Norwegians joining the German SS, but the authors commit it to history in this fascinating study, right down to the legions in which these 4,500 men fought. Incredible.
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