Reconnaissance Platoon in Sonderkommando Dirlewanger

Like so much evidence concerning the unit, this photograph is grainy, with poor light and no names attached.  This appears to be a motorcycle-equipped reconnaissance platoon, based on the goggles. The solid nature of the log barracks building suggests that the photograph was taken in 1943-1944.  The troopers are wearing Waffen-SS pattern camouflage smocks.

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