Home Intro People Events Equipment Places Maps Books Photos Videos Other Reference FAQ About

World War II Database

German troops of SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division resting during a campaign toward Pabianice, Poland, Sep 1939

Caption   German troops of SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division resting during a campaign toward Pabianice, Poland, Sep 1939 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
More on...   
Invasion of Poland   Main article  Photos  
Mauser Kar98k   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 11 Sep 1939
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 5 Aug 2011

This photograph has been scaled down; full resolution photograph is available here (1,247 by 862 pixels).

Licensing  Public Domain

Did you enjoy this photograph or find this photograph helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this photograph with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
14 Dec 2015 06:18:11 PM


SS troops have been issued standard Wehrmacht field gray uniforms. Looks like they've dismounted from their BMW or Zundapp motorcycles w/side car. Troops are armed with K98 bolt-action rifles, stick grenades.

NCO is Senior Sergeant, troop on far right is armed with an MP-28 in 9 x 19mm this weapon was issued to SS and police units. Rank on second troops left arm is that of Lance Corporal
All SS troops and officers wore the eagle insignia on left sleeve.

I thank the editor/ww2db for allowing me to leave my comments based on my knowledge of WWII

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code



1. We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

2. For inquiries about military records for members of the World War II armed forces, please see our FAQ.

Change View
Desktop View

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites

Famous WW2 Quote
"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943

Support Us

Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!

Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!