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Many Faces Of Men Of The Wehrmacht


  1. The soldier in the 2nd photo is Waffen-SS - not a part of the Wehrmacht. You can see part of the SS stiching on his lapel above the hilt of his knife.

  2. You are right. He was Waffen-SS and had served in Russia. This photo was taken by Nazi photographers just after his group had ambushed an Allied column in the Battle of the Bulge. His name has been debated but the most recent, and credible answer is Hans Tragarsky.
    He survived the war, never realizing his photo had become iconic. A very lucky man he survived the war and lived out his life in Germany. He died in January of 2011.


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