SS-Obersturmführer Helmut Scholz, who earned first the Knight’s Cross and then the Oak Leaves as a company and later battalion commander with SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 49 „De Ruyter“ of the Volunteer Legion Nederland (Freiwilligen Legion Niederlande). He rose to command this Dutch Volunteer Legion in February-May 1943, shortly before it was withdrawn from the front to be enlarged into 23. SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division Nederland (niederländische Nr 1).
An SS radio operator performs his duties near the town of Caen in late July 1944 following the D-Day invasion that took place the previous month. He is probably a member of Hitlerjugend Division, the most famous unit of the Normandy Campaign.