SS Das Reich cuff title. Enlisted mans
2nd SS Division`Das Reich` cuff title enlisted mans. Machine embroidered `RZM` style.
The 2nd SS Panzer division Das Reich were an elite formation with its origins in the SS-Verfugungstruppe units. These regiments formed in the mid 1930`s ,Deutschland, Germania and Der fuhrer would form the cadre of the future Das Reich Division. These regiment saw action during the invasion of poland. Following this there were involved in the western offensive in France. During a refit in December 1940 Himmler renamed the division, SS Division Reich.
Following action in Yugoslavia they formed part of the force lining the borders of the soviet union ready for operation barabarossa. It was on the eastern front that Reich eared its reputation as a formidable fighting division. Battle honours and Knights cross`s were earned and n June 1942 at Hitlers behest the division was renamed SS panzergrenadier division Das Reich.
After tiem in Vichy France the Division was sent back to Russia in January 1943. Following the brutal campaigns in the East Das Reich were relocated to Normandy. They ended the war fighting the retreat back from vienna.