A 210 mm German heavy field howitzer. Ukraine, summer 1941. The color slide was made by Leutnant Herbert Achenbach, member of the 3.Batterie / schwere Artillerie-Abteilung 681 (3rd Heavy Artillery Battery, Section 681) in the southern section of the Eastern Front.
German troops search captured Polish soldiers near Warsaw, Poland, September 1939. 65,000 Polish troops have been killed, many summarily executed after surrender; 420,000 captured by Germans & Red Army.
German soldiers alongside recently captured Red Army POWs treating a wounded Russian, Suoyarvi, Karelia, 21 August 1941.
Wehrmacht personnel enjoy a boat cruise along the many picturesque canals of the newly conquered city of Amsterdam, 4 June 1940, Netherlands.
German infantry march through the snow in a steppe region in Ukraine, December 1943.
Fallschirmjägers (paratroopers) from Leutnant Peter Maul’s 2. Company of Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 3, that had been captured earlier on 'Castle Hill' are being led to the rear.
(The two German soldiers in front have been identified as Gefreiter Hölzinger and Gefreiter Möbius.

They are passing the M4A2 Sherman tank of Lieutenant Peter G. Brown, the Troop Leader of No. 10 Troop of 'C' Squadron, 19th NZ Armoured Regiment, 4th Armoured Brigade. (he was wounded two days later on the 18th)

'C' Squadron were waiting to go into the town of Cassino after 'B' Squadron, which had its path blocked by rubble, caused by the aerial bombing of the town, the previous day.

The Sherman tank, just visible to the left, is the one belonging to Major Dolvin of the US 756th Tank Battalion that was knocked out on February 3.

This photo was taken on Via Caira near the quarry facing the town. 16 March 1944

(Photo source - © IWM NA 12912)
Sgt. Johnson, No. 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit
Soviet soldiers surrendering to the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte. Summer of 41/42. 57%, 3.3 to 3.5 million Soviet POW's taken by the Germans died in captivity.
A destroyed Sd.Kfz. 124 'Wespe' self-propelled gun near Mortrée (Orne), Normandy, France. 16 August 1944.
Waffen SS soldier looking at the damage done to an M4 Sherman from 27th Canadian Armoured Regiment, Sherbrooke Fusiliers named 'Cherry'. Knocked out June 7th at Authie by 12th SS. during the Battle of Normandy. June-July 1944
Panzer IV/70(V), knocked out on the Cologne plains during fighting with the 3rd Armored Division, March 1945
Panzer III's manoeuvring towards the Kursk salient, July 1943
The German Bismarck class battleship Tirpitz wearing her most unusual camouflage scheme. She has been painted to resemble a brick building, complete with windows and doors.

The camouflage was intended to better hide the battleship as she was fitting out. It was hoped that it would allow Tirpitz to better blend in with the surrounding dockyard buildings, making it harder for aircraft to spot her.
I must admit, that is fascinating camo......and it does work!! Wild...... Thanks for posting this 1st time I'd seen this (Y) :eek: :oops:
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. G fires in support of SS-Gebirgsjäger engaging resistance forces in Dalmatia in November 1943
The bow of the German battleship Bismarck in 1940. She was undergoing initial trials at this time and was still not finished. For instance, her forward main battery director has yet to be installed.

This photo also shows off a good way to tell Bismarck apart from her sistership Tirpitz. On Bismarck, the aircraft handling cranes were located further away from the centerline as seen in the photo. However, on Tirpitz the cranes swapped positions with a pair of the 10.5cm heavy anti-aircraft guns. This tucked the cranes closer to the battleship's superstructure. The new positioning of the 10.5cm anti-aircraft guns granted them superior firing arcs and freed up space near the aircraft catapult, making aircraft operation easier.

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