Otto Funk

REVIEW: The Germans in Normandy by Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves’ thorough analysis of the German defense of Normandy through the summer of 1944 provides “the other side of the story” for readers who based their understanding of the campaign on memoirs and studies presented from the Allied point of view. The Germans in Normandy is a detailed, yet highly readable account of the …

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SS-Sturmmann Otto Funk, SS-Aufklärungs Kompanie 15, carrying ammo box for MG 42 of SS-Schütze Klaus Schuh, around 2-30 pm in Rots, Normandy. 9 June 1944.

Otto Funk and his unit in Normandy: Now & Then

You’ve probably seen one of the most famous photographs taken in Normandy, 1944, already that show the young Waffen-SS soldier Otto Funk with a ‘Thousand Yard Stare’. Funk was only 18 years old at that time, had been fighting continuously for days; almost no sleep and Allied planes were interfering with every German move which …

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