33rd Waffen SS Charlemagne

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Photo signed as Pomerania - 33 SS in a snowstorm.
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SS-Frw. Uscha François Belanger
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French volounteers during practice shooting.

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An example of the off the shield with France being worn on the left sleeve of the on a waffen ss
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http://axis101.bizland.com/Charlemagne1.htm

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More original pictures of the French flag on the right sleeve for the waffen ss charlemagne in this picture for those intrested
http://www.germaniainternational.com/waffenss.html

you need to scroll down

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The picture on the far left of the parade is of Dutch volunteers. The picture on the far right is most likely of a Belgain 'Walonie' volunteer as the Charlemagne and earlier LVF did not serve in the West.
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Wow thats something new ! Canadian POW's and Charlemagne , for me absolute blockbuster .
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Many thanks to our friend Mikolaj for the solution of another mystery concerning the French volunteers. On the photo above SS-Frw. Kriegsberichter Gerald De Baecker, first war correspondent in 3 LVF battalion in the USSR (thats why he wear late pattern shield), in the Waffen-SS since 1943, in the ranks of the SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers, so this is not Charlemagne! De Baecker worked on the front in Normand...y in 1944, assigned to 12 SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend". In this photograph he serves as a war correspondent interpreter with three prisoners, Canadian (French-speaking) from third Canadian Division.

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Hi I' m new here :)

I have some questions about Charlemagne:

Did they have any winter fur caps in 1945 or only standart M43 caps?

How many people didn't have SS-runes+ranks on the collar?

Did they have some late war tropical y-straps?

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Hi Józek,

it is not possible to clearly determine the standard uniforms for this unit. From the stories of the veteran Charlemagne we are in touch, we learn that in this unit was one big mess. I think that the use of fur caps will not be a mistake. The straps is the same.

What about the runes . There arent any data on it, LVF veterans had propably empty collar tabs, but as i said before there are not many data to prove it.

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Pan Józek wrote:Hi I' m new here :)

I have some questions about Charlemagne:

Did they have any winter fur caps in 1945 or only standart M43 caps?

How many people didn't have SS-runes+ranks on the collar?

Did they have some late war tropical y-straps?
Well, some reenactors, who participated in the Kolberg events, had that late Y-straps and fur caps. As for me, I don't think that'll be a mistake to use them. So it's up to you.

About the SS runes it's a bit complicated to say for sure. Imo, it'd be best to actually use them.
Read R. Forbes book, it's an interesting piece.

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Thank You for answer :)

What's about tropical belts in charlemagne?

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Pan Józek wrote:Thank You for answer :)

What's about tropical belts in charlemagne?
Again - hard to say, but some reenactors use that type of belts. I think it's ok to use tropical straps or belt - but one thing only.

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In one photo soldiers of Charlemagne has mousgrey winterparka. How many winterparkas was send to Charlemagne?

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Could you please post this photo ? And once again, nobody will give you exact numbers , because there are none :P .

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