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After the Battle of Smolensk, German soldiers take new positions. The vehicle have a white “G” painted on the rear meaning that it belongs to Panzergruppe Guderian. When German forces reached Smolensk they stood a mere 230 miles (368 km) from the greatest prize of them all — Moscow. Photo: August 2, 1941.

After the Battle of Smolensk, German soldiers take new positions. The vehicle have a white “G” painted on the rear meaning that it belongs to Panzergruppe Guderian. When German forces reached Smolensk.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942

THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1942

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Adolf Hitler welcomes trainees of the Wilhelm Gustloff Foundation at the…

Ethnic German citizens in Belgium welcome the arrival of invading German soldiers with pints of beer and Nazi salutes in Malmedy. The Belgian municipality of Malmedy was part of the German Rhine Province of Prussia but was annexed and then ceded to Belgium in 1920 during the Treaty of Versailles. While the majority of the citizens of Malmedy are ethnically Walloons (French speaking Belgians), there is still a rather large minority of ethnic Germans. Malmedy, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. May…

Ethnic German citizens in Belgium welcome the arrival of invading German soldiers with pints of beer and Nazi salutes in Malmedy. The Belgian municipality of Malmedy was part of the German Rhine.

1925 Juliuses Schaub and Schreck, Adolf Hitler, Gerhards Maurer and Schneider again wearing their fledgling SS brownshirt uniforms

Hitler in traditional Bavarian clothes flanked by members of his fledgling SS

1943 Belgium, Namur, The "Lieutenant" Leon Degrelle reviews of recruits Sturmbrigade Wallonien

Léon Degrelle inspecting new volunteers for the Sturmbrigade Wallonien in July 1943 in Namur, Belgium. This unit belonged first to the Heer, but was transferred to the Waffen-SS in June 1943 where.

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The capture of Henry Rinnan, notorious Norwegian Gestapo agent, mass murderer, torturer and war criminal. Verdallsfjellen, near the Norwegian border to Sweden. May 14, 1945. [960x540]

This is the moment of the arrest of notorious Norwegian Gestapo agent Henry Oliver Rinnan. Rinnan was in charge of a special group of Gestapo torturers and murderers around Trondheim. Rinnan and 10 members of his group were shot for war crimes in

Desert Rats Dig In A British gun crew digging-in during an artillery battle in the Western Desert of North Africa, 1942. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Desert Rats Dig In A British gun crew digging-in during an artillery battle in the Western Desert of North Africa, (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

German POWs Returning from the Soviet Union Exit Freight Cars after arriving at the Train Station on the Border in Herleshausen (Hesse) October 1, 1955.

Western German prisoners of war finally being released from soviet POW camps.

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Nurse at the Scherbatsevich hospital, Olga Fedorovna, hanged by the Germans in Alexander Square in Minsk, October The inscription on the poster hanging around her neck reads in Russian and German - "We are partisans, shooting at German soldiers.

The Nazi scientist who made the Wernher von Braun

Gunners of the 64th Regiment Royal Artillery average (64th Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery) firing at the enemy from the 4.5-inch gun (BL 4.5 inch Medium Gun) in the Western Desert (Libya).    Read more: http://www.histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&t=3918&start=4030#ixzz2tNPGY0JE

Gunners of the Regiment Royal Artillery average Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery) firing at the enemy from the gun (BL inch Medium Gun) in the Western Desert (Libya).

Two German soldiers using the American interwar export Colt Automatic Machine Rifle Model 1924 in 7.92×57 Mauser caliber, apparently adapted for light anti-aircraft use. Note the man at left is holding a spare 20-round magazine at the ready.

Two German soldiers using the American interwar export Colt Automatic Machine Rifle Model 1924 in Mauser caliber, apparently adapted for light anti-aircraft use. Note the man at left is holding a spare magazine at the ready.

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