Dawn breaks over the battlefield

29 July 1941: Kurt Meyer's Waffen SS Battalion survives a Russian night attack

Kurt Meyer was quite literally a poster boy for the Nazis. The above image of him in Greece in the spring of 1941 appeared on the cover of Illustrierter Beobachter, published by the Nazi Party, and became a popular image of the Waffen SS.

Over 28th-29th July in the south of Russia, Meyer was engaged in a fierce night long bat…

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