MajorT wrote:Secondly, you write "It was also the SS who introduced and developed the camouflage uniforms during the WWII." No. In Germany they were developed by the Army in the mid-1930s, but they were judged too expensive to produce at a time when the Army was expanding massively. This is yet another Waffen-SS myth. The Waffen-SS was simply following Army developments yet again.
What I find difficult to understand is why Waffen-SS enthusiasts so often don't know their subject properly.
It´s true that the Heer were first (or actually second after the Italians) with camouflage zeltbahns. But the SS where first to develop and use smocks, helmet covers, camouflage winterparkas, whole camouflage uniforms (dot) etc. For an example the SS used their first smocks in the summer of 1938 and the Heer used their first in 1942 which were based on the Waffen-SS design.
About the friewilligen and IF they would have joined the Heer if not the Waffen-SS had existed can we only speculate about, we will never know.