Panserschiff Admiral Graf Spee and battleship Gneisenau in Kiel, 1938.

Heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper and Admiral Scheer leave a Norwegian fjord escorted by a squadron of destroyers, photographed from the battleship Tirpitz, 1942

Luftwaffe airmen man the rails of a heavy combat "Siebel" ferry, Lake Ladoga, 13 August 1942. These men were part of Einsatzstab Fähre Ost or "Eastern Ferry Operations Staff". They were a German naval detachment that was Luftwaffe operated, and operated on Lake Ladoga along with Finnish and Italian navy elements to disrupt Soviet supply and operations on the lake, as well as Leningrad's only supply line "The Road of Life". These heavy duty "Siebel" combat ferries commonly plied the waters of Lake Ladoga from 1942-43.
I only have a very few Wehrmacht pictures in my collection.

These are from May 1940 respectively the "Drôle de guerre".

German propaganda stunt: a military band playing on the German-Luxembourg border tying to goat my countrymen ;-). I tentatively identified the location as "Roth-an-der-Our", on the German side and Bettel on the Luxembourg side of the border.

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Admiral Graf Spee in the English Channel, April, 1939

U-505, postwar

Heavy cruiser Blücher en route to Norway, as seen from the light cruiser Emden
Scharnhorst with “Atlantic”, or “clipper” bow and funnel cap. In this configuration, she was considered one of the most beautiful warships ever to sail.
A Luftwaffe Messerschmitt BF 109 painted with desert camouflage flying over the Libyan desert
Low-level oblique photographic-reconnaissance aerial of the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper in dry dock at Brest, France. Obtained on a 'dicing' sortie by a Supermarine Spitfire PR Mark IG of No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit Detachment flying from St Eval, Cornwall.

Tirpitz under construction in Wilhelmshaven Naval Yard, 1939. She is seen with her hull almost complete.

November 5th, 1943. U-848 being attacked by PB4Y-1 Liberators of VB-107. This was the second run on the boat, officially 30 feet altitude. uboatarchive has a wealth of information, including ASW reports and the interrogation report of the sole survivor, recovered almost a month later shortly before he died of exposure.
Wow, I went to the hyperlinked site and read the reports, what a story that was....20 survived the attack in rafts but were not picked up and only one found alive in a raft a month later but died within 24 hrs of rescue.....lots of pics of the attack and the final bomb attack that killed the sub! That service and the war against the submarine U-boats is just fascinating to me! READ THE ARCHIVE site @ the hyperlink above the picture it's interesting!

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