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Let's go to the movies

A Panzer soldier and his Fallschirmjäger friend in tropical uniforms, perhaps on their way to the movies. The photo is probably taken in 1942, location unknown. 1.428 weitere Wörter

Luftwaffe

Reach for the sky, end up in the woods

A machinegun team somewhere on the Eastern Front, their MG34 ready to fire. At first glance, they can be mistaken for Heer (Army) soldiers, but had this photo been in color, it would be apparent that they aren’t. 509 weitere Wörter

Troops

I spy with my little eye...

Luftwaffe Flak personnel using a Kommandogerät 36 (Kdo. Gr. 36) rangefinder, which is part of a battery of four 8.8 cm anti aircraft guns. Using trigonometry, the 4-meter base stereoscopic range finder has a magnification of 12x and 24x, and a range scale reading from 500 meters (550 yards) to 50,000 meters (55,000 yards). 137 weitere Wörter

Luftwaffe

Theory and practice...

A somewhat dejected Luftwaffe private contemplates the mess in (and outside) his locker. Like his colleagues in other armies, he has quite a bit of clothing and equipment to keep in order. 190 weitere Wörter

Luftwaffe

"Der eiserne Keller"

Generaloberst Alfred Keller stands together with new recipients of the Iron Cross, second class, probably in 1941. Alfred Keller (19 September 1882 – 11 February 1974) was a… 539 weitere Wörter

Early War

Basic training

A platoon of Luftwaffe conscripts, wearing fatigue uniforms, are drilled in the field during their basic training.

The Versailles Treaty stipulated that Germany couldn’t have an army larger than 115,000 men, the navy included. 544 weitere Wörter

Early War

"Shadow Over The Atlantic" by Robert Forsyth

„Shadow Over The Atlantic“ (The Luftwaffe and the U-Boats: 1943-45) is pretty much the story of Fernaufklarungsgruppe 5 of the Luftwaffe tasked to provide surveillance of the Allied convoys in the Atlantic and inform the German Navy’s U-boats packs about their movements. 459 weitere Wörter

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