SS 6th Mountain Division Nord great link!

Check out the link below for lots of info on the infamous SS 6th Nord Division! It contains great pictures of relic finds in the North of Finland

The 6th SS Mountain Division Nord was a German unit of the Waffen SS during World War II, formed in February 1941 asSS Kampfgruppe Nord (SS Battle Group North).

The Division was the only Waffen SS unit to fight in the Arctic Circle when it was stationed in Finland and northern Russiabetween June and November 1941. It fought in Karelia until the Finnish armistice in September 1944 when it marched on foot 1,600 km through Finland and Norway. It arrived in Denmark in December and thess helmetn transferred to western Germany. It fought in the Nordwind offensive in January 1945, where it suffered heavy losses. In early April 1945 the division was destroyed after several days of combat against the US 71st Infantry Division near Budingen, Germany.

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