Random, Rare Images From WW2: Part 1




Some Random, Rare Images From WW2: Part 1

German soldiers take cover against a destroyed Soviet KV-1 tank in Lake Ladoga, Leningrad, September 15, 1943.
The Battle at Okinawa was bloody. It convinced the Americans that the Japanese would not surrender with a fight. Seen in the image is an wounded American soldier.


German soldier captured at Anzio, Italy in 1944 escorted by an American soldier.


Romanian soldiers with a ZB 20 machine gun at Stalingrad in 1942. The flanks of the Germans were covered by ill-armed Romanians and Italians which allowed the Red Army to cut off the Sixth Army in November 1942.


Polish POW carry loaves of bread escorted by a German soldier. The defeat in September 1939 was very bitter for the proud Polish.


A German soldier stands guard over a captured Polish 75 mm anti-aircraft gun atop a railroad car in 1939


A German U-Boat crew surrender to Polish sailors at the British port of Portland. The U-Boat captain is Lieutenant zur See Uwe Kock


German general Guderian and Red Army Commander Vladimir Yulianovich Borovitsky at Brest on September 21, 1939 to work out the German and Soviet boundary demarcation of occupied Poland


German soldier ber\side a Tiger tank and a destroyed Soviet KV-1 tank at Lake Ladoga, Leningrad, September 1943.


German soldiers of a machine gun unit change their position at Stalingrad. October 1942.


The German U-Boat building yard at Bremen after it was occupied by the Allies. May 5, 1945. In the background from left to right in the center - U-3060 and U-3062, in the foreground from left to right - U-3061 and U-3063.


Waffen SS Colonel Max Wunsche, commander of the 12th SS Regiment of the Hitlerjugend Division (bandaged head) with men of the 25th regiment of the SS at Po (village in France) on June 9, 1944. Partly seen on the right side of the image is Rudolf, son of German foreign minister von Ribbentrop.


Franco did not officially involve Spain on the Axis side, but Spanish volunteers did fight in the Wehrmacht. It was called the "Blue Division"(the 250th infantry division). Here a soldier is seen by the grave of a comrade.


Hungarian soldiers on bicycles on the eastern front.


Curious Parisians atop a destroyed German Panther tank. 1944


German soldiers examine a captured French armored car, Panhard 178. May-June 1940

Fritz Sauckel after he was hanged on October 16, 1946.  Ernst Friedrich Christoph "Fritz" Sauckel was a German Nazi politician, Gauleiter of Thuringia and the General Plenipotentiary for Labour Deployment from 1942 until the end of the Second World War. Sauckel was among the 24 persons accused in the Nuremberg Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal. He was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and was sentenced to death by hanging. Last words: "I respect the American officers and soldiers, but not the American justice system"


Polish soldiers captured by the Germans after the fall of Poland. 1939. The bitterness of defeat shows on the faces of the proud men.


German soldiers walk the streets of the Dutch village of Wagenborgen as dead Dutch soldiers lie. May 1940.


German soldiers adjust their Flak 36 anti-aircraft gun at Novorossiysk, Russia. September, 1942.

Three Canadian soldiers captured  by the Germans during the Dieppe Raid. The Raid was a disaster for the Allies,


A German Stuka Dive Bomber flies over Valletta, the capital of British Malta in 1941.


Waffen SS soldiers in Hungary in 1945. It was a desperate losing battle for these tough, motivated fighters.


British POW in North Africa covered by Italian soldiers. December 1941. The prisoners were captured during the advance of Italian troops in Cyrenaica during the battle at Bir el Gubi.


A destroyed Berlin in May 1945. German civilians walk dazed as the occupying Russian soldiers look on.

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