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WW2: Unseen Pictures Of German Soldiers

 German soldiers of the Hermann Goering Division walk past a destroyed "Elephant" tank near the Italian town of Nettuno


 German soldiers look at the body of a Russian soldier. Eastern front.

Germans with a converted Soviet armored car BA 11
 German tank trundle into position for an attack
 Eastern Front. February 1944. Germans aboard a Pz.Kpfw IV tank
Loading 7.92 mm bullets on a German fighter plane

 German soldiers bewildered, look at a  skull on the turret of a T 34 tank
 Germans at work with an Enigma machine


An Enigma machine is any of a family of related electro-mechanical rotor machines used for the encryption and decryption of secret messages. The first Enigma was invented by German engineer Arthur Scherbius at the end of World War I. This model and its variants were used commercially from the early 1920s, and adopted by military and government services of several countries — most notably by Nazi Germany before and during World War II. MORE>>>>
 A Luftwaffe trainee learns to fire the MG 15 machine gun


The MG 15 was a German 7.92 mm machine gun designed specifically as a hand manipulated defensive gun for combat aircraft during the early 1930s. By 1941 it was replaced by other types and found new uses with ground troops.
 The commander of the 3rd battalion of motorized regiment "Der Fuhrer" SS Division "Das Reich" SS Hauptsturmführer Vinzenz Kaiser (right) with officers on the Kursk Bulge, near a captured Soviet tank  (A British-made "Churchill")


Vinzenz Kaiser was a Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel), in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. It was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.
A SS Totenkopf soldier at work with an artillery range-finder

 Finnish colonel (second from left) and officers of the Luftwaffe, the German high-speed landing barge in the waters of Ladoga. Also visible in the picture is a 20-mm German anti-aircraft gun FlaK 38.
German soldiers at a Swiss border post
East Prussia. 1945. January. German soldiers with assault rifles and a Stug-3 tank share a smoke.
Hitler would have frowned at this. German soldiers socialise with Russian women. Occupied Soviet Union.
Men of the First German Mountain Division ("Edelweiss") enjoy a vacation

A German motorcyclist rides past tanks moving deeper into Soviet territory. 1941.
German general Von Kleist welcomes an Italian general at the opening of the ferry services on the Dnieper river. Russia.
Two Wehrmacht officers play with a dog in Warsaw, Poland. 1941
German tanks move towards Stalingrad
August 1941. Freshly laid graves of slain German soldiers in the Smolensk area. Soviet territory.
Narva. Soviet Union. Germans moves alongside Tiger tanks.
Highly decorated German Major General Willy Langkeit with his men


Willy Langkeit (2 June 1907 – 27 October 1969) was an Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Willy Langkeit was taken prisoner by American troops in May 1945 and transferred to British custody later that month. He was held until 1947 and later joined the Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guards) in 1951, retiring in 1967.

 Hungary. December 1944. A SS man chats with a Hungarian soldier. Surprising they are so cheerful. The Russians were moving in. Standing in the background is a Tiger 2 tank
 Stalingrad. A German soldier raises the Swastika over a captured building
 German with the Wurzburg FuMG 62 radar on the French coast


The Würzburg radar was the primary ground-based gun laying radar for both the Luftwaffe and the German Army during World War II. Initial development took place before the war, entering service in 1940. Eventually over 4,000 Würzburgs of various models were produced. It took its name from the city of Würzburg as the project leader liked geographical names.

Germans in Brest, Belarus. One of them seems interested in the lady standing afar
German soldiers march on the eastern front, cheerfully, it seems
Gathering solemnly around the graves of two fallen comrades
In the last last stages of the war. Outskirts of Berlin. Two battle-hardened SS men duck as the Russian artillery fires. One of the men has a Panzerfaust 60.

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 German soldiers look at the remains of a T-20 Komsomolet tractor artillery. Also  seen are the remains of a Russian soldier who died desperately trying to extricate himself from the burning vessel
 A German in action with a Gewehr 43 semi-automatic rifle
 Soviet Union. 1941. Smolensk area. A German soldier has his head shaved by a comrade
 The remains of a 122 mm howitzer. A dead Russian soldier lies alongside
1945. The last 4000 soldiers of the once formidable "Great Germany" division cross into Pillau, the last Wehrmacht stronghold in East Prussia. They defended the town till April 25, 1945, until they were overrun by the Soviet army.

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mik said...

Good dokomentation . What a waste of good men

Unknown said...

Talking about nazis ???

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