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Machine gunners in action

Waffen-SS infantrymen firing a ZB vz 26 Czechoslovak made light machine-gun; Eastern Front, circa 1944-45.

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This photo is actually from the 1940 western campaign. These are soldiers of the Waffen-SS division Totenkopf. At this time the division was equipped with many ex-Czech weapons. The commander of the division was the former psychiatric patient and concentration camp commander Obergruppenfuhrer Theodor Eicke.