Wehrmacht

REVIEW: SS Panzergrenadier by Hans Schmidt

BOOK: SS Panzergrenadier: A true story of World War II by Hans Schmidt One hardly knows where to begin in summarizing this magnificent book by Hans Schmidt who was born in Germany in 1927 and died – as American citizen for 55 years – in 2010. This book blends first person historical narrative, historical facts, sociology, the “problems” of …

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Remains of 1300 Wehrmacht Soldiers to be exhumed

Around 1300 German soldiers from the Wehrmacht, who were buried in 1943 in Askoldowa Mohyla Park in Ukraine will be finally exhumed and receive their final resting place. The exhumation will take several weeks and takes place by order of the Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. with the help of soldiers from the German Bundeswehr and the Ukranian Military. …

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Sepp Allerberger Book Collage

REVIEW: Sniper on the Eastern Front – Sepp Allerberger by Albrecht Wacker

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight’s Cross by Albrecht Wacker Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight’s Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a …

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Horrors of World War 2 depicted by horrifying Photographs

Argunners Magazine published a series of amazing WWII photographs recently uncovered from the archives of General Charles Day Palmer, who was a four-star General. Most of the photographs were confidential photographs taken by the U.S. Signal Corps not fit for publication, Brig. Gen. was allowed to have them for private use after censoring (names of places etc.). …

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On 18 December 1944, very early in the morning, the American “14th Cavalry Group” had gotten in an ambush of the German Kampfgruppe Hansen on the road between Poteau and Recht. This are photographs taken after the action along the wreckage on the road.

Wacht am Rhein: Battle of the Bulge in 28 images

The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), also known as Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein, was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied …

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A knocked-out German PzKpfw IV tank with the burnt bodies of two of its crew in the Falaise pocket, 24 August 1944.

KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944

Iron Grave: KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944 Beneath are a selection of photographs from KO’d and destroyed Tanks (“Panzers”) from the German armed forces during the Normandy campaign in 1944. “And if we are abandoned by treacherous luck, And if we don’t return home again, If death’s bullet finds us, and fate calls us away, yes, …

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