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Dead Member of Waffen SS
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Published: June 18, 2007
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rank ???< Waffen SS< Nazi Germany< WW2
Normandy, 1944

~~~~~:butterflytwo: :butterflytwo: :butterflytwo:~~~~~~
Finally done. :phew: It took a great deal of effort... and patience...

On A3 paper.

Tools used:
--thin mechanical and B2-6 pencils
--about 4 napkins
--an eraser that needed sharpening every 5 minutes
--lots of small papers that I used to cover different parts of the drawing

See the WIP: [link]
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SuperiorGenetics's avatar
i know the original picture, nice drawing.

as for information i believe this was a private, probably member of the 12. SS-Panzer-Division „Hitlerjugend“

he is carrying a container for additional MG-42 barrels, Rest in peace young heroe
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PlasmaDrone's avatar
PlasmaDrone|Professional Traditional Artist
perhaps it was inspired from a photo right?
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Tankdog81's avatar
This machine gun loader ran out of luck.
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Haguss's avatar
It was hard work?? Every pencils you as needed?? :lol: :lol: :lol: [link]
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Maishul's avatar
Poor soldier, war sucks even for the Iron Fisted men of the SS v.v
I wonder if he was still alive before he died when he was laying there, it doesn't look like a natural way of someone to drop dead, maybe he died of wounds.. T~T
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lucifer409's avatar
lucifer409|Student Writer
i dont care what america thinks this man died a hero *sniff* this is why imwriting ww2 stories
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XxDemonLordxX's avatar
Looks like he was ambushed or was hit by a sniper while playing cards. :/
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TheIrishSoldier26's avatar
TheIrishSoldier26|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
now thats sad...
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Skenberg's avatar
Amazing job. Looks extraordinary good. Great.
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1stWololo's avatar
Tis exeptional, though, he looks a hell of a lot like my bio dad's grandfather for some reason...
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Supercoolawesomedude's avatar
I'd probably guess he's either a SS-Mann through maybe an SS-Scharführer. :P
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TheRedSkull's avatar
The Red Skull likes this image, danke.
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LSSAH's avatar
This was a picture right?
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HaraKiri523|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing, I find this truly breathtaking, I don't know why but I have a strange fascination with the SS. I certainly don't like what they stood for or what they did, but I find them incredibley interesting.
Great job on this:huggle:
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b0xhedmuzza's avatar
i got the Original Pic of this Picture, fellow was young
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Rommel101's avatar
The most feared element of the German army :) My grandpa was one of them. He fought in the 12th SS Panzer Division with much honor and distinction during the Normandy Breakout, and in the last few weeks of the war was one of the last defenders of the Riechstag in Berlin when the Soviets finally broke through and took the building. By the grace of God he wasnt killed, he was fortunate to fall into the hands of the well-disciplined frontline Russian troops.
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SDKFZ251's avatar
Be careful...Americans are really ignorant. You shouldn't tell people he was with the SS...they are sadly deporting Germans from America for something they did many years ago because this country is rude and unforgiving. They cannot let go of the past, and for that I am ashamed to live here.
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Rommel101's avatar
They are STILL deporting them?? :O Why? Germans are our allies.
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RS-Kyra|Student Photographer
She's/he's write about us Americans being ignorant. Even I had that "OMGEVIL" reaction when I read your comment. I think that hearing about a Nazi just leaves a bad taste in our mouths or a bad feeling in our stomachs.

See, now we know the cause they defended was evil, but back then, they were fighting for their country and leader. While their cause wasn't to be admired, their loyalty and honest-to-whatever-God-you-believe-in courage is.
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SDKFZ251's avatar
One thing you'll learn about America if you haven't already, we are a very corrupt system with a lot of twisted people backing us and commanding our government, and we like to hold a grudge. I don't know if you know this or not, but back during WWII, after the war happened. Truman ordered any Germans (military or civilian) to be killed. German-Americans or Germans in general. In my opinion he was a wicked man. Now a lot of people will fight me on this and call me a nazi, and whatever to them I say. I know a lot of things that could get myself deported -_- America basically did the same thing they claim the Germans did (killing the jews etc.) but they did it to Germans and then later on Japanese in camps that were supposed to help the Japanese during the War, but they were slaughtered, beaten, raped etc. (American Concentration Camps) America is a giant hipocrite. I'm not anti-American either, I just know the facts and have accepted them. It doesn't mean I'm bad for being American, it just shames me.
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MeTheObscure's avatar
War tales are fascinating. :)
My grandpa had one too, but it's anything but joyfull.
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Rommel101's avatar
Unfortunately, most veteran's stories seldom are.
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IgibberI's avatar
well... rot you maggot... (teh nazi) good art anyways! :D FOTOREALISTIC i would say :)
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