These are young Latvian Waffen-SS volunteer legionnaires. The Latvian Legion was a formation of the Waffen-SS during World War II created in 1943 which consisted primarily of ethnic Latvian conscripts. The 19th Latvian Division held out in the Kurland Pocket in western Latvia along the Baltic Gulf of Riga until May 10, 1945, when it was among the last German battle groups to surrender in Europe.
21 April '41: Rommel awarded with the Italian Medal for bravery in silver. Few Panzer III Tropen in the foreground. Rommel's leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign established him as one of the most able commanders of the war, and earned him the appellation of the Desert Fox. He is regarded as one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare in the conflict.
A portrait of two conscripts of the Latvian Legion (Latvian: Latviešu leģions). The Latvian Legion was a formation of the Waffen-SS created in 1943. Most conscripts of the Latvian Legion did not adhere to or follow National Socialist ideology. They were intent on thwarting the annexation and occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union.