MG42 machine-gun crew fighting in the ruins of Monte Cassino, Italy, March/April 1944

A Somua S 35 in German service on the Eastern Front in 1941.Photo Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-212-0209-32 Koch CC-BY-SA 3.0
A PzKpfw IV Ausf. B/C crosses a pontoon bridge over the Meuse River near Sedan, France, 1940

German Commando Gefreiter Wilhelm Schmidt executed by American Military Police on 23 December 1944 after his capture near Aywaille on 17th December 1944 . The Germans being executed were part of Otto Skorzeny's team of commandos that penetrated American lines during the Battle of the Bulge (Operation Greif). They were captured in American uniforms, and their mission was to blow up a bridge. A lack of vehicles, uniforms, and equipment limited the operation and it never achieved its original aim of securing the Meuse bridges
An African American soldier of the 12th Armored Division stands guard over a group of Nazi prisoners captured in the surrounding German forest. April 1945

German infantry takes cover behind a fence line, Sedan, France, 1940
German troops inspect the destroyed pillbox for 76-mm guns (built according to the program of 1934-1938) on the Soviet defensive line – the “Stalin line” along the Polish-Soviet border, 1941
The defensive structures located on the “old” border of the USSR (as of 1939) were mothballed, but after the German invasion, some fortified areas were used by the Red Army for defense.


Infantry of the Waffen-SS Division "Das Reich" in combat during the Yelnya Offensive near Smolensk, September 1941
German paratroopers with Panzerfaust, Panzerschreck, and MP 40 submachine guns, Bretagne, France, Nov 1944 move past a destroyed US Sherman M4A3 tank

SdKfz 10/5 anti-aircraft halftrack it's crew in tropical gear, Italy, July 1943
The photograph is part of a series of original colour photographs taken by Horst Grund, a photographer for the Kriegsmarine who visited several different fronts during WWII.
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A German infantryman from 469th Infantry Regiment (269th Infantry Division) assists a wounded French soldier from 158th Infantry Regiment (43rd Infantry Division), during the Battle of Thulin, Belgium, 23 May 1940
The commander, driver, and radio operator of a Tiger II of Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 rest in their respective hatches, Budapest, Hungary, October 1944

German Troops during the Battle of Bialystok-Minsk, July 1941
Bf 109 E-7; W.Nr. 4091, 28 September 1940. This fighter was crashed by future JG 27 member, Hans-Joachim Marseille on a French beach

Hans-Joachim Marseille (13 December 1919 – 30 September 1942) was a German Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He is noted for his aerial battles during the North African Campaign and his Bohemian lifestyle. One of the most successful fighter pilots, he was nicknamed the "Star of Africa". Marseille claimed all but seven of his 158 victories against the British Commonwealth's Desert Air Force over North Africa, flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter for his entire combat career. No other pilot claimed as many Western Allied aircraft as Marseille.
An 8-wheeled SdKfz 231 fording a river during the Polish campaign, 1939

Men from SS-Division Wiking observe their surroundings from atop an SdKfz 232, Soviet Union, 1941

Two Panzer III Ausf. J and other tanks of the 24th Panzer Division on the Don Front, near Stalingrad, Summer 1942
A German tanker is putting camouflage colours on a Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B “Tiger II” from 3./s.Pz.Abt.503 in France at the Mailly-le-Camp firing range. 1944
DAK PzKpfw III with an aircraft kill

Two local boys ride a donkey past an Afrika Korps SdKfz 263 8-rad reconnaissance vehicle near Benghazi, Libya, April 1941
German infantry set up an MG 42 during an exercise with a captured Somua S35 in the background, near Flanders, Belgium/France, June 1944
German soldiers having a snowball fight, with a captured T-34 in the background, Balkans, January 1944

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