Waffen-SS on the Western Front, 1940
OTD in 1944, France. A German 210mm mobile gun abandoned by the roadside on the road to Amiens at Baixencourt
Wermacht soldiers and a burning BT-2 of the 34th Tank Division 8th Mechanized Corps of the Red Army in the district of Dubno - June, 1941
In April 1940, the first members of the future crew began to assemble aboard, and with them the 46 year-old newly-appointed ship's commander, Kapitän zur See Ernst Lindemann. The Bismarck was still completing, and these men started the first phase of training intended to get familiarised with the battleship's equipment such as the boilers, turbines, turrets etc. On 23 June, the Bismarck entered the floating dry dock No. V-VI where the three propellers and the MES (Mangnetischer Eigenschutz) magnetic self-protection system were installed. The keel was also repainted. The battleship got out of the dry dock on 14 July and then she was again moored to the pier. A few days later, on 21 July, the Bismarck underwent an inclining test (Krängungsversuch), and in the “empty ship as completed condition” at 42,500 mt, a metacentric height (GM) of 3.9 metres was recorded. The crew, officially comprised of 103 officers and 1,962 non-commissioned officers and men, was still not complete, and new men came aboard gradually. Actually, they did not live aboard the Bismarck yet, and most of them were lodged at the barrack ships General Artigas and Oceana.
- KBismarck
Kübelwagen with the members of the SS "Viking" division driving past an abandoned KV-2 tank. Western Ukraine.

KV-2 M1940 with a "2/ Regiment General-Göring" "Heil Hitler" "Slava Ukraini" at Ukraine SSR Dubno, 29th June 1941
Mortar troops of the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking hump a disassembled 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 through a forest on the Eastern Front.
Battle of Anzio, Italy. 22 January 1944. A German paratrooper of 4. Fallschirmjäger-Division watches the skies during the Allied landings.
StuG III of PanzerJager Kompanie 1256, Sturmgeshutz Abteilung 256 knocked out by an M4 Sherman of Sgt. Thompson of C Squadron, Northamptonshires on October 31 1944 in Raamsdonk, the Netherlands. The entire crew were killed
A burning Panzer III, note machine gun placed on the roof for AA purposes. Soviet Union, June 1942
Soviet T-34/76 burning from the perspective of a Großdeutschland 5 cm Pak 38 anti-tank gun position during the early stages of Operation Barbarossa in July 1941
February 1944. A German MG 42 position on the Eastern Front
Ski patrol, Soviet Union, Winter 1942 (Original colour)

Ski patrol with an MG 34, Soviet Union, Winter 1942 (Original colour)
MG team during the pursuit of Soviet forces to the Dnieper River, Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union, September 1941
Grave marker near a Nashorn tank destroyer knocked out on the Gothic Line in Italy in September 1944
Panther Ausf. G of 106. Panzer Brigade “Feldherrnhalle” knocked out on 21 November 1944 in Altkirch, France by French M10 Wolverine “Nancy” (registration number: 430362) of the 9th Régiment Blindé de Fusiliers-Marins
Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. F of Panzer-Kompanie Mielke knocked out by a frontal hit from a 2nd Welsh Guards Cromwell in Oosterhout near Nijmegen on September 21st 1944

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