March 14th, 2010
Originally Posted by MontyB
Well you want a complete structure, ok that isn't a problem.
See right at the top of the page a box marked "Der Reichfurher SS"?
Put one more box above it that says "Der Furher"
Any other questions?
As far as my "understanding" goes the only thing I am not sure of is whether the formation was 1935 or 1936 as orders to do this were given in 1935 but were not completed until 1936.
I take it you do not intend to supply sources. As I expected.
See post #6: "Second: You asking for sources is close to the funniest thing I have ever heard."
quote chukpike Since you refuse to supply any when requested. No sources, no credibility.
I guess your understanding ignores the facts; "Many Waffen-SS members and units were responsible for war crimes. For members who did not take part in them, they had to face the fact there was a "guilt by association" that attached. After the war the Schutzstaffel organisation as a whole was held to be a criminal organization by the post-war German government, due to the undeniable evidence that it was responsible for serious war crimes. Formations such as the Dirlewanger and Kaminski Brigades were singled out, and many others were involved in large-scale massacres or smaller-scale atrocities such as the Houtman affair. In the West the most infamous incidents included the following:
- Wormhoudt massacre by SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 1940, Belgium
- Le Paradis massacre by SS Totenkopf, 1940, France
- Oradour-sur-Glane massacre by SS Das Reich, 1944, France
- Tulle massacre by SS Das Reich, 1944, France
- Marzabotto massacre by SS Reichsführer-SS, 1944, Italy
- Malmedy massacre by Kampfgruppe Peiper part of 1st SS Panzer Division, 1944, Belgium
- Ardeatine massacre by two SS Officers, 1944, Italy
- Distomo massacre by 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division, 1944, Greece
- Sant'Anna di Stazzema massacre by SS Reichsführer-SS, 1944, Italy
- Ardenne Abbey massacre 12th SS Panzer Division, 1944, France"