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_Antipathy #1 Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:43 PM

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It's in the Spanish forum, enjoy.

 

http://forum.worldoftanks.eu/index.php?/topic/378737-fotos-historicas-de-la-sgm/page__st__200#topmost



Major_cjs #2 Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:33 PM

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wow that was some amazing photos in there too bad google translate is.. well google translate :sceptic: 

Desyatnik_Pansy #3 Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:45 PM

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These are also quite nice.

 

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Panzergrenadiers from 3rd ** Totenkopf Division pass behind a destroyed T-34/85 and make signs for the **-Kriegsberichter to leave the area.

Fields east of Warsaw in August 1944.






Three photographs taken in sequence showing a officer (wearing glasses) with his infantry assault group sheltering behind a factory building wall in northern part of the city.


Personnel from Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V.66 with their Panzer IV Ausf.G, 1942. Zur Besonderen Verwendung, in short z.b.V. means “for special purpose” in German. Invasion of Malta fortress, Unternehmen Herkules needed a special tank unit. A new tank company was formed with Panzer IV Ausf.G tanks. This company was called Panzer-Kompanie z.b.V.66, lead by Oblt. Bethke, a Ritterkreuzträger. Later the operation was cancelled, and the company was reorganized as a batallion with 2 companies, one of which (1.Kp.) went to Heeresgruppe Nord and the other was employed in rear area of Heeresgruppe Mitte. They switched from tropical uniforms to black panzer uniform.





Soviet soldiers surrender to Leibstandarte in the summer of 1941, in the second photo captured Mosin–Nagant rifles with bayonets.


A Tiger tank rolling across the steppe of Kursk in the summer of 1943. In the foreground on the right a burning T-34, and far away another shattered T-34.



Boys as young as 16 had to join the Volksstrumn. We see, however much younger boys in uniform at the end of the War. The caption says: “German boy soldiers captured by the 11th Division. When the 11th Armoured Division advanced into the area of Kronach, they found all of the boys of 15 and 16 had been ordered to don uniforms and get on the road to Bavaria.” They were taken by their 22-year old leader into the woods and they waited on the arrival of the Americans to whom they gave themselves up. The picture shows a group of the youngsters in their uniforms. The Americans sent them back to their parents, instead of to a prison camp.” Many of these boys look younger than 15 to us. We do not know who ordered these boys to Bavaria, but what a despicble person. April 25, 1945.


Hauptmann Friedrich Winkler (died as POW 08.02.1943), Infanterie-Regiment 57, 305. Infanterie-Division, gives orders to the Offiziers of his Bataillone, near “Barrikady” Gun Factory, in the north sector of Stalingrad, Russia. 11 November 1942.


Members of the 1st Infantry Division “The Big Red One”, hide the firing of a German sniper who has not yet been located, behind tanks Sherman M4A3E8 and M4A3 (76) W from 745th Tank Battalion. Sankt Andreasberg, Lower Saxony, Germany. 14 April 1945.



MG-34 machine gun crew of the ** Division  Leibstandarte in the battle of Mariupol, Oct 1941.


German soldiers of 116. Panzer-Division ‘Windhund’ in a Sd.Kfz. 251/3 Ausf.D passing by a destroyed M10 Tank Destroyer During the Battle of Hurtgen Forest, in the town of Schmidt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 9 November 1944.


**-Schütze Klaus Schuh (KIA 26.6.1944) and **-Unterscharführer Koslowski, of **-Panzergrenadier Regiment 25, 12. **-Panzer Division ‘Hitlerjugend’ after the fierce fightings in Norreys-en-Bessin. Rots, northwest at Caen, Normandy. 9 June 1944.



M. Nikolaevna, a Russian member of a 
kolkhoz (collective farm),  bids goodbye to her son Ivan before he joins the partisans. Pskov, Pskov Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. March 1942. Image captured by Soviet photographer Mikhail Trakhman.



Two members of the French Resistance barricade themselves during a street battle in Paris. France. 1944.




Enjoy it, more soon.


 

Edited by TheQQmore, 29 May 2014 - 10:51 AM.


skipyzor #5 Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:07 AM

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Enjoy it, more soon

 

Soon !? I want more now ! :teethhappy:

+1 and waiting for more.



_sky_is_blue_ #6 Posted 29 May 2014 - 11:09 AM

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You can still see a lot of them in the original thread ;)

Yag0 #7 Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:39 PM

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Great photos, thanks :)

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TheQQmore #9 Posted 30 May 2014 - 11:48 AM

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Mg-34 crew.


An American soldier of the U.S. First Army stands in the middle of rubble in the Monument of the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig after the Allies attacked the city on 18 April 1945. The huge monument commemorating the defeat of Napoleon in 1813 was one of the last strongholds of the German forces in the city to surrender. One hundred and fifty SS fanatics with ammunition and foodstuffs stored in the structure to last three months dug themselves in and were determined to hold out as long as their supplies. The First Army artillery eventually blasted the SStroops into surrender. Leipzig had already sustained heavy and frequent aerial assaults by British and U.S. forces beginning in 1943, leaving the city in complete ruins by war’s end. Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. 18 April 1945.




Heer soldier picking a flower - Kursk 1943.



** Leibstandarte soldiers during battle of Kursk, 1943.


** Leibstandarte Mg-34 crew, Ostfront.


Jagdpanther Ausf.G2 “123” of “Kampfgruppe Paffrath ‘1. / SPzJgAbt. 654 near a M36 Tank Destroyer of 1st U.S. Army. Both were knocked out During the battle of Ruhr pocket, near the village of Ginsterhahn, 40 Km south of Cologne, Germany. 13 March 1945.


M-34 Gebirgsjager.




A Russian anti-tank gun crew advances towards the German positions under cover of a smoke screen, somewhere in Russia, on July 23, 1943.



Polish “Szare Szeregi” fighters during the Warsaw Uprising, 1944.



German soldiers photographed after a street fight in Novorossiysk during Operation Edelweiss, the German plan to gain control over the Caucasus region and capture the oil fields of Baku. Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Krai, Soviet Union. September 1942. 



An elderly Russian woman rendered homeless by the near destruction of Murmansk sits upon her suitcase and ponders where to go. The Germans launched an offensive against the city in 1941 as part of Operation Silver Fox; the main goal was the capture of the key northern Soviet port at Murmansk through attacks from Finnish and Norwegian territory. Murmansk suffered extensive destruction, the magnitude of which was rivaled only by the destruction of Leningrad and Stalingrad. However, fierce Soviet resistance and harsh local weather conditions prevented the Germans from capturing the city and cutting off the vital Karelian railway line and the ice-free harbor. Murmansk, Murmansk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. November 1941. 


 

Edited by TheQQmore, 30 May 2014 - 11:49 AM.


Judqment8 #10 Posted 31 May 2014 - 08:13 PM

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Thanks again for the pics and descriptions. I haven't always been that interested in WWII, but WoT sure made me a "fan" (that sounds bad, but I mean that as in good and healthy way). I'm nowadays reading more and trying to feed me with more information. Pics like these are the prime example of pics telling more than thousands of words.


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Grenadiers of Panzer-Grenadier-Division Großdeutschland during a street fight in Voronezh, July 1942.


Richard Schramm of 1.Batterie/Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202 sitting on the armor of his StuG III in 1943.


German soldiers in a village on the Eastern Front, 1941.







Images from the Battle of the Bulge - Ardennes, Belgium.  

The last great German counterattack of WWII failed to reach its objectives as Allied defenses stiffened.  The US 101st Airborne anchored the defense by holding Belgium until other Allied forces were able to repulse the German advance.


During a lapse in fighting 2 men take a nap, the third keeps his gun in order. Russian Front 1943.






Waiting for orders, a
 group of Leibstandarte Division soldiers rest in a ditch during the fighting around Belgorod in the early phase of Operation Zitadelle, July 1943. The Torn.Fu.f radio set seen in the first photo on the left, was the standard field radio used by assault troops in place of the field telephone which required the laying of phone lines. Fast and simple battlefield communications were very important for the Germans.

 


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Sorry to sound like a **** but "Waiting for arders".

 

I think you meant orders. :bush:



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View PostDesyatnik_Pansy, on 01 June 2014 - 06:53 PM, said:

Sorry to sound like a **** but "Waiting for arders".

 

I think you meant orders. :bush:

 

Thank u :)



Red_Dragon_Firkraag #14 Posted 02 June 2014 - 01:55 AM

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Nice photographs, especially the kitty one gives food for thought...

 

OT: Why is s x2 censored?


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_Antipathy #15 Posted 02 June 2014 - 07:21 PM

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x2 censored¿? I'm not sure what you're refering to, but you can't write SS so there's ** instead. If any photo gets removed it's probably because it had a ** uniform.

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Don't forget to check the other threads in the other forums, you'll also find nice stuff (tags: WW2 and Photographs) ;)



_sky_is_blue_ #17 Posted 22 June 2014 - 08:11 PM

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TaHko3d #18 Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:53 AM

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_PapaSmurf_ #19 Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:00 AM

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Great photo's. Sure makes our modern day troubles silly. 




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