Waffen SS during WWII

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    The Waffen SS during WWII were arguably the best trained and most professional combat soldiers to fight in any modern war. Their field grade and staff officers came from Prussian families who's ancestors had been military men for several generations. ... :cool:

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    The valiant Waffen SS were dedicated soldiers who got the job done and achieved their objectives. And woe to any enemy who stood in their way. .... :thup:

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    Were often the ones in front of the propaganda cameras, after the regular Wehrmacht had done all the heavy lifting.
     
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    I'm not sure where you are going with this but despite some poor design and engineering skills the Germans kicked butt. Their kill rates on the Eastern Front are commendable.

    Unfortunately.

    I have a parallel between our moderately populated country with a military spread all over the world and the German situation. Us, them, we can not afford casualties (partially because of palpability here) so we need the best equipment and kill ratios. WWII era us and the Soviets had a numerical advantage and could afford to throw Shermans at the Germans in our case and under trained troops in the Russians, though that was partially their own fault.
     
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    They also committed some of the worst war crimes so I wouldn't call them 'professional'.
     
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    I wish I included your point. I'll ad:

    Professional to the point they made the current Ukranians want Stalin back?

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    Apparently they were very good at killing enemy soldiers. Including those that had already surrendered. Google 'waffen ss massacres', the list is impressive.
     
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    Absolutely legendary. Some of the "best" at it.

    That seems like a poor choice of words.
     
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    and the USA kicked their ass's
     
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    Waffen SS soldiers wore the coolest looking uniforms and always looked sharp. Even on the battlefield. ..... :thup:

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