Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wehrmacht Soldiers Marching along the Parade Route at Champs-Élysées

Wehrmacht soldiers marching along the parade route at Champs-Élysées, Paris, led by Obermusikmeister from the unit Musikkorps. The divisional Reichsadler (Schellenbaumflagge) of 30. Infanterie-Division can be seen in background, on top of the Schellenbaum (Jingling Johnnie). In the time of German occupation (1940-1944), Parisian made jokes about the on-time parade of the invincible Wehrmacht: "Do you know why the Champs-Élysées is lined with trees ? the germans can march in the shade!" the Photo made by André Zucca


Friday, July 25, 2014

Panzer III of Afrikakorps Advancing at Speed in the Western Desert

Panzer III of Afrikakorps advancing at speed in the Western Desert. When the first German forces came in Africa in march 1941, they were equipped with Panzer II and III, from which most were Ausf F and upgunned ausf G. Since they were few replacements prior to the Tunisian campaign, Rommel could only count on limited provisons of Ausf G and J during the whole african campaign, from 1941 to early 1943


Thursday, July 24, 2014

US Gun Crew Loading a 14 inch Railway Gun

US Gun crew loading a 14 inch railway gun


Heinz Guderian and His Generals During Barbarossa

This picture was taken during Unternehmen Barbarossa, summer 1941. From right to left: Generaloberst Heinz Guderian (Oberbefehlshaber Panzergruppe 2), Generalleutnant Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (Kommandeur 17.Panzer-Division), General der Panzertruppe Joachim Lemelsen (Kommandierender General XXXXVII.Armeekorps), unknown officer, and Generalmajor Walther Nehring (Kommandeur 18.Panzer-Division). For the last ID (Nehring), it could be also Oberst Rudolf Bamler (Chef des Stabes XXXXVII.Armeekorps). In the background parked Panzerkampfwagen III


Monday, July 21, 2014

German Troops Overran Border Fortification

German troops overran the border fortifications very quickly after Operation Barbarossa begin. East of Krystynovol, 2 kilometres beyond the frontier, they came within range of the concrete border bunkers. The ensuing battles lasted two days before the Soviet troops retreated. Both sides recorded their casualties

Book "The Onslaught; The German Drive to Stalingrad Documented in 150 Unpublished Colour Photographs" by Max Hastings

German Soldiers Reporting to their Marshalling Areas on Bicycle

German soldiers reporting to their marshalling areas on bicycle before Operation Barbarossa begin. The regrouping of german units for deployment to Russia began as early as February/March 1941

Book "The Onslaught; The German Drive to Stalingrad Documented in 150 Unpublished Colour Photographs" by Max Hastings

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Axis Officials at After Lunch Conference in Italy

High-ranking Nazi and Italian Fascist officials, including Hitler and Mussolini, at after lunch conference at Santa Marinella, north of Rome, during Hitler's 1938 state visit to Italy. Picture taken in 8 May 1938 by Hitler personal photographer Hugo Jaeger.. FLTR: Heinrich Himmler, Hans Frank, Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler, two unidentified individuals, Benito Mussolini, and Stefano Albertieri


Friday, July 18, 2014

German Civilians Celebrating the Japanese Invasion in Java

German civilians from Batavian Dutch internment camp celebrating the Japanese invasion of Java island (Dutch East Indies) in 1942. They are waving the Nazi and Japanese flags together