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Post by Sniper1946 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:59 am

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Russland 1941: Pioniere der “Totenkopf-Division” beim Bau einer massiven Behelfsbrücke.
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Sowjetunion August 1941: Vormarsch der LAH auf die Hafenstadt Taganrog an der Küste des Asowschen Meeres.
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Russland 1941: Eine Kradschützenabteilung der LAH während einer Marschpause
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Tiger Tanks from 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
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“Retreating medical convoy team digging up body of American medic who was buried in landslide caused by German bomb during Battle of the Bulge fighting.
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Post by Sniper1946 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:12 am

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Germans launch their nebelwerfer rockets.
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A volley of German six-barreled mortar rockets Nebelwerfer.
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Fotos: Abschiedszeremonie des “Finnischen Freiwilligen-Bataillon der Waffen-SS” am 23. Mai 1943 in Ruhpolding (Bayern).

Im Mai 1941 wurde ein Finnisches Freiwilligen-Bataillon aufgestellt, das im Rahmen der 5. SS-Panzer-Division „Wiking“ am Deutsch-Sowjetischen Krieg teilnahm. Die finnische Regierung hatte nach langen Verhandlungen im Frühjahr 1941 die Rekrutierung finnischer Staatsangehöriger in die Waffen-SS erlaubt. Eine erste Gruppe von 116 Freiwilligen, die überwiegend bereits im finnischen Winterkrieg 1939/1940 gegen die Sowjetunion gekämpft hatten, kam im Mai 1941 nach Deutschland und bildete den Kern des “Finnischen Freiwilligen-Bataillons Nordost”. Bis zum Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion am 22. Juni 1941 wuchs die Stärke des Bataillons auf über 400 Mann an, die zur SS-Division “Wiking” gehörten. Weitere Rekrutierung in der zweiten Jahreshälfte ließ die Zahl der Finnen in der Waffen-SS auf über 1100 Mann steigen. Am 15. Oktober 1941, einen Monat nachdem das Bataillon in „Finnisches Freiwilligen-Bataillon der Waffen-SS“ umbenannt worden war, erhielt die Einheit ihre Truppenfahne. Nach Ablauf der vereinbarten zweijährigen Vertragsdauer wurden die Freiwilligen im Mai 1943 von der finnischen Regierung in die Heimat zurückberufen. Insgesamt dienten zwischen 1941 und 1943 mehr als 1500 finnische Freiwillige in der Waffen-SS. Einzelne finnische Freiwillige setzten ihren Einsatz auch nach dem Rückruf vom Mai 1943 in der 11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division „Nordland“ fort.
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Leibstandarte at Mariupol - captured on October 8, 1941.

In early September 1941, the Leibstandarte rejoined the advance towards the Sea of Azov, meeting heavy enemy resistance as the Red Army’s battered divisions pulled back towards the Crimean Peninsula. Dietrich’s men then swung east, heading towards Rostov on the Don, capturing Romanovka, Berdyansk and Mariupol in the face of bitter fighting.
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Post by Sniper1946 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:08 am

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German soldiers in the position of the burning house during the fighting in Stalingrad.
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Männer im Kampf. LAH soldiers under enemy fire.
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Heinrich Ehrler was a pilot during World War Two. He was a fighter ace credited with 208 enemy aircrafts shot down in over 400 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Eastern Front, with nine claims over the Western Front which included eight in the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter.
These were his last words.
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South Russia 1941: An enemy mortar attack and mg fire forced the advancing men of LAH in the ditch. Now it’s time to head in and stay in cover.
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Southern Russia in August 1941: Grenadiers of the LAH on the way to the Black Sea
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A group photo of the Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regt. 79 (Mountain-Artillery) about 1938, note the Unteroffiziere mit Portepee (Senior NCOs) they are allowed to wear a sword. (151 men, 146 + the 5)
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There are only five years between the two photos. The first photo from 1939 shows Berlin students in front of the Olympic Stadium. Most of these boys had no time to finish their education, they were waiting for the war. The second photo shows young soldiers of the 12th PzDiv. “Hitler Youth” (many of them between 16 and 18 years old) after their capture in Normandy in 1944. At the end of all illusions. A lost generation. It was the generation of our fathers and grandfathers
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Pz.Kpfw.III near Stalingrad.
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Under the supervision of their NCOs, German soldiers in a coastal defense unit undergo training in the disassembly of MG-42 and MG-34 machine guns, somewhere in Northern France, 1944

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1945 Nordhausen V2 rocket V Bomb German Factory Train WWII Photo FL19
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Post by Sniper1946 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:30 pm

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The 7.5 cm PaK 41 was an experimental anti-tank gun designed in competition to the well-known 7.5 cm PaK 40.
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Russland 1942: Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS Herbert Otto Gille während einer Befehlsausgabe an der Rostow-Front.
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The crew of the German U-7 submarine rest in the torpedo compartment
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HJ-Einsatz, 1940er
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German soldiers help to transfer wounded comrades from a hospital train returning from the East following the German and Soviet invasion of Poland. Although German military success in Poland was swift (the campaign lasted a mere 1 month and 5 days) and the invasion marked the defeat of Polish forces and the end to the Second Polish Republic, some 16,343 German troops were killed, with a further 30,300 wounded before Poland’s division and annexation by Germany and the Soviet Union. Berlin, Germany. October 1939. Image taken by Gerhard Gronefeld.
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An SS antitank crew fired their 75 mm PaK 97/38 antitank gun against an enemy target.
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SdKfz 8 with 88 mm FlaK 18 anti-aircraft gun on trailer
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Emergency landing of Degrelle's Heinkel 111 in the Beach of La Concha in San Sebastián, Spain in May 1945.
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Waffen-SS in den Kaukasus.
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SS-Sturmmann Henk Kistemaker photographed in ealy 1943 during his recovery. Kistemaker, born on 4 October 1922 in the Netherlands, was an infantryman in the ‘Germania’ Regiment of the Wiking Division and later a member of a Panther Tank crew in the SS-Panzer Regiment 5 of the division. Wounded three times and awarded numerous decorations for valor, Kistemaker survived the war and wrote his war memoirs, Wiking - Een Nederlandse SS-er aan het Oostfront.
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Tiger I Ausf H/E s.Pz.Abt.505 on Railway
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Land-Wasser-Schlepper LWS
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Japanese POWs take their lunch break while working as forced laborers on the Hong Kong docks following the formal surrender of Japan and the Imperial Japanese Army handing Hong Kong back to the British Royal Navy. The Japanese began the occupation the British Crown colony on 25 December 1941 following the eighteen day Battle of Hong Kong in which Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Young, surrendered the colony to the Japanese Army. Hong Kong would be under Japanese control for three years and eight months, ending on 30 August 1945 when the British control of the colony was restored. British Hong Kong (now, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China). September 1945. Image taken British Army Sgt. R. Watson, No. 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit.
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U.S. Marines aboard a landing craft, vehicle, personnel (LCVP) prepare to land on Japanese occupied Tarawa Atoll during the American invasion of the Battle of Tarawa. Several Marines hold up an image of their favorite pin-up girl. The Battle of Tarawa was the first American offensive in the critical central Pacific region. It was also the first time in the Pacific that the United States faced serious Japanese opposition to an amphibious landing. The battle to oust the Japanese lasted three brutal days of fighting before the Americans seized the island. Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert and Ellice Islands (now, Kiribati). 20 November 1943.
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Greek Army soldiers, wounded during battle with Axis Italian troops in Italian-occupied Albania, listen intently to a Greek nurse as she reads the weekly Nike newspaper about the ongoing Greco-Italian War as they recover in an Athens hospital. The military failures of the Italian Army during the Greco-Italian War would spark the Balkans Campaign, which in turn, would lead to the Battle of Greece when Germany and the U.K. would intervene on behalf of their allies. Athens, Attica Prefecture (now, Attica Region), Central Greece, Greece. January 1941.
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German soldiers hold their position at the Kuban Bridgehead and search for enemy Soviet movement. Existing from January to October 1943, the bridgehead formed after the Germans were pushed out of the Caucasus by the Soviets. The heavily fortified position was intended as a staging area for the Wehrmacht which was to be used to renew attacks towards the oil wells of the Caucasus. Taman Peninsula, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, Soviet Union. March 1943.
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A U.S. Navy hospital corpsman takes down the information of a U.S. Marine of the 1st Marine Division who was killed on the beach of Peleliu during the American landings of the Battle of Peleliu (Operation Stalemate II). Fought from 15 September 1944 until 27 November 1944, the aim of the battle was for U.S. Marines of the 1st Marine Corps and the U.S. Army’s 81st Infantry Division to wrest control of an air strip from the Imperial Japanese Army and seize the small coral atoll. American casualties were high, with some 2,336 killed and 8,450 wounded. However, by the time the Americans had cleared the island of Japanese defenders, some 10,695 Japanese soldiers were dead. Peleliu, South Pacific Mandate (now, Palau). September 1944.
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British Army Captain Leslie Skinner, a Methodist minister (left) and an unidentified private (right), both of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomnary light cavalry regiment of the British Army Reserve smoke cigarettes as they wrap a deceased comrade in sack cloth in the British forward area. The soldier was killed in action during Operation Neptune, the amphibious Allied D-Day landings in Normandy, part of the larger Battle of Normandy, codenamed Operation Overlord. The cigarettes were supplied as an antidote to the smell of the decomposing bodies. Normandy, France. June 1944.
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