11 November 2031


  1. 1924.04.01. Defendants in the Beer Hall Putsch trial
  2. 1924.12.20. Adolf Hitler on his Release from Landsberg Prison
  3. 1928.10.11. Showa Emperor (Hirohito) at his coronation 1928
  4. 1933.09.14. Hitler Tours Destruction of Oeschelbronn, Germany
  5. 1934.00.00. Vickers Light Tank Mark III
  6. 1934.04.01. Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf A (SdKfz 101)  
  7. 1935.07.17-21. Adolf Hitler Laughing at a Vacation in Harz Mountains
  8. 1936.01.01. Italian Troops March Past Mussolini Poster in Ethiopia
  9. 1936.04.05. Hermann Göring and His Lion Cub 
  10. 1936.05.30. Japanese Buddhist monks during gas mask drill
  11. 1936.06.13. Picture of People Giving a Nazi Salute, with August Landmesser Refusing to do so
  12. 1936.06.27. Chinese generals Chiang Kai-Shek and Long Yun
  13. 1936.07.02. Heinrich Himmler and SS Generals in Quedlinburg 1936
  14. 1937.08.13. Japanese troops passing the Chinese city of Peiping
  15. 1937.10.22. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor Visited Adolf Hitler at the Berghof 
  16. 1938.00.00 Junkers Ju 87 A of “Legion Condor”
  17. 1938.09.30. German and Italian Officials at Münich Conference
  18. 1938.09.30. Neville Chamberlain's 'Peace of Our Time'
  19. 1938.10.12. Panzer-Regiment 11 Celebrates its First Birthday
  20. 1939.02.24. Vought-Chance SB2U-2 Vindicator
  21. 1939.05.31. Legion Condor Award Ceremony in Hamburg
  22. 1939.08.25. U-25 a Few Days Before the Outbreak of the War 
  23. 1939.09.18. A Destroyed Panzerkampfwagen 35(t) in Poland 
  24. 1939.09.19. The Remain of Prinz von Ratibor's Panzer IV After the Battle
  25. 1939.09.29. British soldiers going to the front
  26. 1939.12.18. British POW with Luftwaffe Soldiers
  27. 1939.12.20. Press Conference after the Air Battle in Wilhelmshaven
  28. 1940.01.01. Soviet BT-5 Tanks Knocked Out During the Winter War
  29. 1940.03.10. Germany's Heroes Remembrance Day 1940
  30. 1940.03.11. The Sinking of U-31 off Wilhelmshaven
  31. 1940.04.00. Skoda 35 tank Kompanie wait in a wood for the opening of Blitzkrieg 
  32. 1940.04.01. Crusader Mark I Cruiser Tanks  
  33. 1940.04.13. Junkers Ju 52 After Landing on the Hartvigvann-Lake
  34. 1940.05.00. Messerschmitt Bf 109 of LG 2 Belly Landed at Liege
  35. 1940.05-06.00. 6. Panzer-Division Tanks in France 1940  
  36. 1940.05.10. Dutch soldiers surrender at Lutterhoofdwijk
  37. 1940.05.11. Bombing of Blauwburgwal Canal in Amsterdam
  38. 1940.05.13. LSSAH Troops Crossing the River Meuse Near Mook 
  39. 1940.05.13. Ritterkreuz Award Ceremony for Sturm-Abteilung "Koch"
  40. 1940.05.14. Dutch Soldier negotiating the capitulation in 1940
  41. 1940.05.15. Luftwaffe Kriegsberichter Recorded German Movement at Dinant 
  42. 1940.05.16. German military convoy in Amsterdam
  43. 1940.05.16. Motor units of Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler at Amsterdam
  44. 1940.05.26. Tanks of 6. Panzer Division Advance Toward Cassel 
  45. 1940.06.01. Oberleutnant Karl Hanke in a Panzerkampfwagen IV  
  46. 1940.06.01. Panzer 38(t) and Panzer II on the Move
  47. 1940.06.03-06. Hitler With His Staff, June 1940
  48. 1940.06.14. General Kurt von Briesen Reviewing His Troops in Paris Parade
  49. 1940.06.18.Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Münich, June 1940 
  50. 1940.06.26. Award Ceremony of Pionier-Bataillon 221
  51. 1940.07.19. Newly Promoted Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring
  52. 1940.08.03. 554. Infanterie-Division at Donaueschingen
  53. 1940.08.12. Bf 109s of JG 53 vs Hurricanes of No.145 Squadron
  54. 1940.09.14. Luftwaffe Ace Hauptmann Rolf Pingel
  55. 1940.10.14. Bus Trapped in the Crater at Balham Station
  56. 1940.11.00. U-34 Training Submarine
  57. 1940.11.01. Panzerkampfwagen II ausf C on Manoeuvre
  58. 1940.11.18. Hermann Göring Visit "Der Sieg im Westen" Exhibition
  59. 1940.12.00. Emblem of U-93
  60. 1940.12.24. Adolf Galland Waiting for the Führer 
  61. 1941.00.00. Member of 250. Infanterie-Division (División Azul)
  62. 1941.01.00. Wilhelm Haehnelt as Generalleutnant in January 1941
  63. 1941.01-08. SS Soldiers Playing with Squirrel
  64. 1941.01.31. Frostbite Experiments of Unit 1855
  65. 1941.03.01. Panzerkampfwagen III in Libya
  66. 1941.03.13. Former German Heavyweight Boxer Max Schmeling as a Fallschirmjäger
  67. 1941.03.15. Stern of Battleship Bismarck 
  68. 1941.03.24. M13/40 Tanks of the VII Battaglione, Ariete Armored Division 
  69. 1941.04-09.00. A column of German Wehrmacht paraded in Paris
  70. 1941.04.05. Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf G and Ausf H in Bulgaria 
  71. 1941.04.09. Panzerkampfwagen III Crews at Rest and Playing Cards  
  72. 1941.04.09. Panzerkampfwagen IV ausf E of 13. Panzer-Division 
  73. 1941.04.13 German victory parade in Belgrade
  74. 1941.04.13. 11. Panzer-Division Rests During Yugoslavian Campaign 
  75. 1941.04.17. First German POWs in North Africa
  76. 1941.04.20. The capitulation of Greek forces to SS Leibstandarte
  77. 1941.05.00. Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.D tanks of Panzer-Abteilung 65
  78. 1941.05.01. Panzerkampfwagen IVs of the Afrika Korps
  79. 1941.05.11. Dutch SS ceremony in Utrecht Netherlands
  80. 1941.05.20. German Paratrooper during Operation Mercury
  81. 1941.05.20. German Paratroopers rests at Crete
  82. 1941.06-12.00. Leutnant Helmut Ritgen Collecting his Lunch from Field Kitchen
  83. 1941.06.00. Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.J Medium Tank Negotiating a River Crossing
  84. 1941.06.21. Erich Brandenberger and Erich von Manstein a Day Before Operation Barbarossa
  85. 1941.06.21. German Tank Convoy Near the Soviet Border
  86. 1941.06.23. Char B1 Flammenwerfer Before Operation Barbarossa
  87. 1941.06.26. German Soldiers Move into Burning Russian Villages
  88. 1941.06.30. Execution of Brave Russian Prisoners
  89. 1941.07.00. Cheerful Divisional Personnel Pose with a Wrecked Soviet T-28B tank
  90. 1941.07.00. Oberstleutnant Erich Freiherr von Seckendorff Observes The Battlefield
  91. 1941.07.01. German Troops Prepare to Clear Houses
  92. 1941.07.01. Panzerkampfwagen 35(t) of 6. Panzer-Division
  93. 1941.07.01. Sturmgeschutz III ausf B (SdKfz 142) Fords a River
  94. 1941.07.06. Tank-Infantry Cooperation with Panzer 35(t) at Pskov
  95. 1941.07.18. German Troops Remove Communist Red Star
  96. 1941.07.19. U-553 Returned From Successful Patrol
  97. 1941.07.26. Damaged Aircraft of Feldwebel Heinrich Klöpper
  98. 1941.08.00. Generaloberst Hoepner With Officers of 6. Panzer-Division in Leningrad
  99. 1941.08.10. LSSAH NCO Helmut Burose Attack A Soviet Armoured Vehicle
  100. 1941.08.12. RAF Blenheim After Bombing Goldenburg Power Station, Cologne
  101. 1941.08.12. RAF Blenheims Attack Fortuna Power Station in Cologne
  102. 1941.08.25. Ritterkreuz Award Ceremony for Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche
  103. 1941.09-11. Front-Line Conference of Wolfram von Richthofen and Richard Koll
  104. 1941.09.00. Red Army Soldiers Ride Panzer III  
  105. 1941.09.01. Generale Adolf-Friedrich Kuntzen and Otto von Knobelsdorff 
  106. 1941.09.01. German Motorcycle Immobilized by Russian Mud
  107. 1941.09-10. U-83 in the North Atlantic During its Second Patrol
  108. 1941.10.00. 6. Panzer-Division Panzer Convoy
  109. 1941.10.00. Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 of Feldwebel Fritz Dinger
  110. 1941.10.00. Oberst Richard Koll in his Panzerbefehlswagen III 'RO6'
  111. 1941.10.00. Tanks of Panzer Brigade Koll
  112. 1941.10.02. A Column of Armour from Panzer-Brigade "Koll" at Vyazma 
  113. 1941.10.02. Panoramic View of the Battle of Vyazma
  114. 1941.10.02. Panzerbefehlswagen III 'RO6' of Oberst Richard Koll in a Russian Village
  115. 1941.10.02. PzBefw.III of Oberst Richard Koll at the Battle of Vyazma
  116. 1941.10.07. Wounded SS With StuG and Destroyed T-34
  117. 1941.10.09. Royal Air Force Avro Lancaster I Flying in the Sky 
  118. 1941.10.16. German Troops Inspect Soviet Trenches Along the Volkhov River
  119. 1941.10.20. Hans-Ulrich Rudel at the Honor Goblet Presentation
  120. 1941.11.01-06. French soldiers of the Légion des Volontaires Français  
  121. 1941.11.24. Rommel With 15. Panzer-Division Between Tobruk and Sidi Omar 
  122. 1941.12.01-09. The Youngest Soldier of French Legion
  123. 1941.12.03. German tank crew surrendered to New Zealand troops
  124. 1941.12.07. Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 Attack Bomber Shot Down at Hospital Point, Pearl Harbor
  125. 1941.12.07. Small Boat Rescues Sailor from USS West Virginia (BB-48)  
  126. 1941.12.07. USS Maryland (BB-46) and Capsized USS Oklahoma (BB-37)  
  127. 1941.12.07. USS Shaw (DD-373) Destroyed in Floating Drydock YFD-2
  128. 1941.12.07. Wrecked B-17C Flying Fortress at Hickam Field
  129. 1941.12.08. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Signs the Declaration of War Against Japan 
  130. 1941.12.20. Award ceremony of Romanian medal to Carl Gustaf Mannerheim
  131. 1941.12.23. Panzer-Regiment 201 Receives its First German Tanks  
  132. 1942.01.00. Panzerkampfwagen III During the Soviet Winter 
  133. 1942.01.01. 14th Engineers (Philippine Scouts) Wire Railroad Bridge For Demolition 
  134. 1942.01.01. Crusader Tanks in North Africa  
  135. 1942.01.01. Japanese Imperial Army During The Advance On Luzon
  136. 1942.01.01. M13/40 of Italian XX Armored Corps in North Africa
  137. 1942.01.01. RAF 15 Squadron Short Stirlings in Flight
  138. 1942.01.12. Ritterkreuz Recipient Heinrich "Hein" Springer  
  139. 1942.01.16. Indian Sailor Begs for Water After his Ship was Sunk
  140. 1942.01-03. A Messerschmitt Me 210 from Ergänzungsstaffel Zerstörergeschwader 1 (ZG 1)
  141. 1942.03.01. KNIL soldiers with captured Japanese flag
  142. 1942.03.08. The surrender of the Dutch forces to the Japanese at Kalidjati
  143. 1942.03.13. Japanese American Grocery Proclaims "I Am An American"
  144. 1942.04.05. San Petro Internees Arrive at Santa Anita Assembly Center
  145. 1942.04.06. Japanese Americans Queue for Transport to Santa Anita Assembly Center
  146. 1942.04.09. Banzai Celebration of Japanese Forces at Bataan
  147. 1942.04.10. Lieutenant Edward Henry “Butch” O’Hare in His Cockpit
  148. 1942.04.11. Allied Prisoners of War Sort Confiscated Equipment on Bataan
  149. 1942.04.24. Japanese-Americans at Manzanar War Relocation Center
  150. 1942.05.01. P-40E Warhawk of 11th Fighter Squadron
  151. 1942.05.06. Japanese Tanks on Corregidor 
  152. 1942.05.22. Four of the Best Pilots From Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG 51) "Mölders"
  153. 1942.05.27. Doris Miller Receives the Navy Cross from Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
  154. 1942.05.31. American POWs Reenact Surrender of Corregidor to Imperial Japanese Army
  155. 1942.06.01. M3 Medium Tanks at Fort Knox
  156. 1942.06.03. Marines at General Quarters, Dutch Harbor, Alaska
  157. 1942.06.04. Destroyers Stand By to Pick Up Survivors as USS Yorktown is Abandoned
  158. 1942.06.04. USS Yorktown After Bomb Hits in the Battle of Midway
  159. 1942.06.04. USS Yorktown (CV-5) Lists After Two Torpedoes
  160. 1942.06.05. Renzo Kita, Last Moment of Admiral Yamaguchi
  161. 1942.06.16. U-455 Return From Her Patrol At St. Nazaire
  162. 1942.06.18. German Pioneer Attempting to Demolish Turret No.2 of Fort Maxim Gorky
  163. 1942.06.18. The Remains of Russian Tanks Collected by the Germans  
  164. 1942.06.21. Small Briefing of German Officers Before Stalingrad
  165. 1942.06.28. Portrait Photo of Hans-Joachim Marseille
  166. 1942.07.01. Panzer IVs Pass Knocked Out Universal Carrier 
  167. 1942.07.01. Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf.N During a Lull in Combat  
  168. 1942.07.04. American Prisoners of War Celebrate the Fourth of July at Camp Casisang
  169. 1942.07.12. Politruk Alexey Yeremenko Counterattacking Enemy Positions  
  170. 1942.07.16. German Soldier Playing With a Cat
  171. 1942.08.00. A column of German POWs on the Nevsky Prospekt in Leningrad
  172. 1942.08.01. German Soldiers March To The Front In Fall Blau
  173. 1942.08.09. 1. Panzer-Armee Advances on the Caucasus Mountains
  174. 1942.08.10. German and Finnish Officers at a Ferry on Lake Ladoga
  175. 1942.08.10. "Wake - Beach of Bayonets" Propaganda Poster 
  176. 1942.08.24. Japanese Bomb Impacts USS Enterprise During Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  177. 1942.08.25. U-218 in Kiel Harbor Leaving for Kristiansand
  178. 1942.09.00. New Focke-Wulf Fw 190 For JG 51
  179. 1942.09.03. Johannes-Rudolf Mühlenkamp with his Fox Terrier dog 
  180. 1942.09.15. Victory Marking of U-155
  181. 1942.09.16. HZL Aircrew Celebrating the Unit's 1,000th Sortie Over the Eastern Front
  182. 1942.09.19. Luftwaffe Troops at Stalingrad
  183. 1942.09.21. German Soldier Rides a Camel on the Russian Front  
  184. 1942.09.24. Award Ceremony of Croatian Volunteers in the Outskirts of Stalingrad
  185. 1942.09.29 Maneuvers of British Armored Division
  186. 1942.10.00. P-51 Mustang being prepared for test flight
  187. 1942.10.01. B-17F Flying Fortress at Douglas Aircraft's Long Beach Plant
  188. 1942.10.01. Unteroffizier Gerhard Proske from Jagdgeschwader 54 (JG 54)
  189. 1942.10.08. Ritterkreuz award ceremony for Alexander von Hartmann at Stalingrad
  190. 1942.10.15. Ritterkreuz award ceremony of Wilhelm Knetsch at Stalingrad
  191. 1942.10.16. German Pioneer Officer at the Ruins of Stalingrad
  192. 1942.10.16. German troops push into Barrikady Gun Factory in Stalingrad
  193. 1942.10.26. Nakajima B5N2 Passes USS Northampton (CA-26)
  194. 1942.11.01. Sergeant William Watts Manning B-24D Liberator Tunnel Machine Gun
  195. 1942.11.01. Soldiers in Bunks on Army Transport S.S. Pennant
  196. 1942.11.01. US Marine Mortar Squad on the Matanikau
  197. 1942.11.04. General Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma Surrender to Bernard Montgomery 
  198. 1942.11.06. U-125 Returning to Lorient
  199. 1942.11.11. Oberleutnant Winkler Gives Order Near the Barrikady Factory Stalingrad
  200. 1942.11.23. Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf N Unloaded in North Africa
  201. 1942.11.27. German Armour Entering the French harbour of Toulon  
  202. 1942.11.30. The grave of Oberleutnant Joachim Sonntag at Rzhev
  203. 1942.12.01. "Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels" Watch American Wounded Rest
  204. 1942.12.01. Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf G Abandoned by Their Crews 
  205. 1942.12.01. USS Alabama (BB-60) Anchored at Lynn Haven
  206. 1942.12.12-23. Panzergrenadiers with the Wrecked T-34 
  207. 1942.12.25 The first Christmas of SS Division "Prinz Eugen"
  208. 1943.01.00. Karl Dönitz Studying Maps at Kriegsmarine Headquarter
  209. 1943.01.00. Messerschmitt Bf 109 of Feldwebel Hans Döbrich
  210. 1943.01.00. Oberst Walther von Hünersdorff Discussing Strategy
  211. 1943.01.01. M3 Stuart Light Tank in North Africa
  212. 1943.01.01. Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf N of Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 501
  213. 1943.01.18. British SAS Just Back From a Three Month Patrol
  214. 1943.01.20. Captain Robert L. Faurot, 39th Fighter Squadron, US Army Air Corps 
  215. 1943.01.20. Men of SS Prinz Eugen Riding On a Hotchkiss H-39 During Operation Weiss
  216. 1943.01.22. General Montgomery Planning the Final Assault on Tripoli
  217. 1943.01.24. Giraud and de Gaulle Shaking Hands at Casablanca Conference
  218. 1943.01.31. Generalleutnant Carl Rodenburg Photographed at Stalingrad
  219. 1943.02.10. B-24D Liberator of 308th Bomb Group Passes P-40Ks of 23rd Fighter Group
  220. 1943.02.14. Crew of C-47 "Early Delivery"
  221. 1943.02.27. Captured Afrikakorps after the Battle of Sened Station
  222. 1943.03.04. Messerschmitt Me 210 A-1 “2N+LT” Crash Landed at Gerbini
  223. 1943.03.06. Extraordinary Tank Hunter Werner Wrangel
  224. 1943.03.06. Günther Rall and His Men with Unit Mascot
  225. 1943.03.17. B-17 Flying Fortress "Invasion 2nd" at Training Session
  226. 1943.03.19. Adolf Hitler Inspecting Dora
  227. 1943.03.21. Marder II "Kohlenklau" of Unteroffizier Helmut Kohlke
  228. 1943.03.22. Artur Phleps and Kurt Waldheim at Yugoslavia
  229. 1943.04.00. Oberstleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann, Luftwaffe Ace  
  230. 1943.04-05. Panther Ausf.D Medium Tanks on Rail Cars Waiting to be shipped to the Front 
  231. 1943.04-10. Panzer Commanders of Das Reich and LSSAH
  232. 1943.04.04. Adolf Hitler Inspecting Gustav
  233. 1943.04.17. U-Boat Crew Yelled for Help after his Ship was Sunk
  234. 1943.04.18. U-37 Returned to the Base at Wilhelmshaven
  235. 1943.04.21. Ritterkreuz Award Ceremony for Gefreiter Werner Rausch
  236. 1943.04.27. Heinz Guderian Visiting Tiger Company of SS Leibstandarte
  237. 1943.05.09. Launching of US Submarine USS Robalo (SS-273)  
  238. 1943.05.12. German prisoners at Enfidaville Tunisia
  239. 1943.05.13. German Generals Captured in Tunisia
  240. 1943.05.17. Sir Arthur Harris Debriefing Guy Gibson's Crew After Dambusters Raid
  241. 1943.06.01. Boeing XB-29 Superfortress in Flight
  242. 1943.06.07. Visit of General Lüters to Prinz Eugen Division
  243. 1943.06.14. KNIL marching in Australia
  244. 1943.06.30. US Army 43rd Infantry Division, 172nd Regiment Lands on Rendova
  245. 1943.07.01. Self-Propelled Howitzer "Hummel" at the Battle of Kursk
  246. 1943.07.06. Panzerkampfwagen IV ausf G tanks on the Move 
  247. 1943.07.09. B-25D Mitchell "Lady Jane" of 23rd Antisubmarine Squadron
  248. 1943.07.11. Robert Rowan explodes off the coast of Gela Sicily
  249. 1943.07.19. Benito Mussolini Speaks with Wilhelm Keitel at Feltre Airfield
  250. 1943.07.22. Wing Commander Guy Gibson (Dambusters Raid) With His Crew
  251. 1943.07.23. Australian soldiers at the Battle of Mount Tambu
  252. 1943.07.30. Corporal Bull Allen carrying wounded soldier at Mount Tambu
  253. 1943.08.13. Tiger Commander of sPz.Abt.503 Confers With "Totenkopf" Panzergrenadiers
  254. 1943.09.00. Children Playing with Panzer Tiger in Italy
  255. 1943.09.04. Canadian tanks landed at Reggio Calabria
  256. 1943.09.07. VMF-214 "Black Sheep" at Espiritu Santo
  257. 1943.09.10. Hans Lex Award Ceremony
  258. 1943.09.27. Tank of SS Division Prinz Eugen in Split Croatia during Operation Axis
  259. 1943.10.01. German Fallschirmjäger on the Italian Front 
  260. 1943.10.04. Tiger #332 Stuck in the Mud (Recovery Training)
  261. 1943.11.09. Muslim Members of Handschar Division at Prayer during their Training in Germany
  262. 1943.11.12. RAF Supermarine Spitfire Vb at Kenley Airfield 
  263. 1943.11.24. M3 Medium Tank Crew of 1st Armored Division Displays 75mm Ammunition
  264. 1943.11.28. WASPs Receive Final Instructions Before Flying B-26 Marauder
  265. 1943.12.31. B-17 Flying Fortresses Strike Bois-Colombes
  266. 1943.12.24. Coast Guard LST Heads for Cape Gloucester with Elements of 1st Marine Division
  267. 1944.00.00. A Rider Delivers Mail to Nashorn Crew
  268. 1944.00.00. Crew of B-24J 44-40783 Photographed in Front of "Tough Titti"
  269. 1944.01.01. Churchill AVRE with Small Box Girder Bridge and Churchill Crocodile  
  270. 1944.01.01. Memorial Service in Prisoner of War Heito Camp #3, Formosa
  271. 1944.01.01. NCR N-530 Bombe Enigma Decryption Machine
  272. 1944.01.02. 44 Squadron Lancaster Warms Up  
  273. 1944.01.10. 1st Marine War Dog Platoon and 2nd Marine Raider Regiment on Bougainville
  274. 1944.01.14. Marine War Dog and Handler
  275. 1944.01.14. Ritterkreuz award ceremony for panzer ace Michael Wittmann and Bobby Woll
  276. 1944.01.28. Pilots of Tuskegee Airmen Discusses Air Action Over Anzio 
  277. 1944.02.19. 22nd Marines Get Coffee Aboard USS Middleton
  278. 1944.02.19. A Marine with Thousand Yard Stare
  279. 1944.03.01. German self-propelled gun Sturmpanzer IV "Brummbär"
  280. 1944.03.31 Two US ground crew paint Easter message to the bomb
  281. 1944.04.01. Prototype 37mm Flakpanzer IV "Möbelwagen"
  282. 1944.04.05. New Zealand soldiers drinks tea in Cassino
  283. 1944.04.11. Crew of B-17G "Flatbush Floogie" is Captured
  284. 1944.04.20. Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring at the Demonstration of Hetzer
  285. 1944.04.20. Crew of U-198 Before Her Second Patrol
  286. 1944.05.00. Panther from Wiking Bogged Down in Thick Mud
  287. 1944.05-06. Panthers of Wiking Division in Maciejewo 
  288. 1944.05.12. US Marines Disembark from LVT-1 Amtrac at Guam Landing Training 
  289. 1944.05.13. Practice jump before D-Day
  290. 1944.05.14. French Troops During the Fighting of the Italian Campaigns
  291. 1944.05.14. Panther of Wiking Division at SS-Truppenübungsplatz Heidelager
  292. 1944.05.15. Major Jimmy Stewart Receives Air Medal
  293. 1944.05.18. British Commonwealth troops with captured Nazi flag at Monte Cassino
  294. 1944.05.18. New Zealand tank crew at Cassino
  295. 1944.05.19. B-17G Destroyed by Bomb Strike From Above
  296. 1944.05.20. A change of command ceremony of SS Division Wiking
  297. 1944.05.25. German Glider at Operation Rösselsprung
  298. 1944.05.25. SS Paratroopers with captured British and US flags
  299. 1944.05.27. Consolidated B-24D Liberator "First Sergeant"  
  300. 1944.05.27. Officers of Hitlerjugend Division Posing Together at Fritz Witt's Birthday
  301. 1944.06.03. Italian refugees with New Zealand soldier
  302. 1944.06.03. US Rangers Aboard their Landing Craft Before Normandy Invasion
  303. 1944.06.05. American paratrooper before D-Day
  304. 1944.06.05. General Eisenhower chats with Paratroopers before D-Day
  305. 1944.06.05. German Generals Ernst Philipp, Hans Schlemmer and Helmut Staedke
  306. 1944.06.05. Soldiers of 502nd PIR donning the equipment before D-Day
  307. 1944.06.06. U.S. assault team landing at Omaha Beach
  308. 1944.06.06. Private Jim Flanagan with captured German flag on the morning of D-Day
  309. 1944.06.06. Canadian AA Crew with Bofors Gun in Normandy on D-Day
  310. 1944.06.06. Korean Yang Kyoungjong Captured in Wehrmacht Uniform
  311. 1944.06.07. Adolf Hitler Studying The Allied Landing at D-Day
  312. 1944.06.07. Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf H of 12. SS-Panzer-Division 
  313. 1944.06.08. 2nd New Zealand Division's personnel sorting out maps
  314. 1944.06.11. Marauder II Bombs Banja Luka Yugoslavia 
  315. 1944.06.14. Tiger #222 Taking Tiger #231 in Tow After a Breakdown
  316. 1944.06.15. Captured Foreign Volunteers in the German Army
  317. 1944.06.17. V-1 Strikes Battersea, London 
  318. 1944.06.20. 12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend" Panther Ausf G 
  319. 1944.06.25. John Crocker and Rod Keller in Normandy
  320. 1944.06.26. V-1 Over England
  321. 1944.06.27. The "Last Stand" Defender of Cherbourg
  322. 1944.06.30. V-1 Hits the Aldwych, London  
  323. 1944.07.01. Flakpanzer IV (3.7cm FlaK) Ostwind
  324. 1944.07.01. P-51s of 352nd Fighter Group Escort B-24Js of 458th Bomb Group
  325. 1944.07.02. A Japanese Dive Bomber Shot Down Near Truk
  326. 1944.07.05. Generals Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and Lawton Collins
  327. 1944.07.07. Finnish Sturmgeschütz crew
  328. 1944.07.08. Oberleutnant Franz Ludwig Discussing Strategy With His Men
  329. 1944.07.11. German soldiers surrender at Vilnius Lithuania
  330. 1944.07.16 Three German commanders in St.-Lô area
  331. 1944.07.18. 26th QMC War Dog Platoon on Biak
  332. 1944.07.25. Studio Portrait of Luftwaffe Ace Wilhelm Batz
  333. 1944.07.28. British General John Crocker with visiting Soviet delegation
  334. 1944.07.29. American Troops Stand Guard Behind German POW at Le Gast
  335. 1944.07.29. Coast Guard LST Follows LCIs to Cape Sansapor
  336. 1944.07.31. 3rd Marine Division Searches Agana for Japanese Survivors
  337. 1944.07.31. King George VI during award ceremony for Canadian soldiers in Italy
  338. 1944.08.00. Adolf Hitler and Wachtmeister Arthur Adam
  339. 1944.08.00. Reichsbahn Personnel Wearing Camo
  340. 1944.08.01. Adolf Hitler Second Visit to the Victims of the 20 July 1944 Plot
  341. 1944.08.01. Adolf Hitler Visiting His Adjutant Heinrich Borgmann
  342. 1944.08.01. Americans Approach Panther Ausf A in Periers, France 
  343. 1944.08.01. Panzerkampfwagen IV ausf H in Poland
  344. 1944.08.01. Portrait Photo of Karl Ullrich After Award Ceremony
  345. 1944.08.01. Reception of Leading NS Officers by Adolf Hitler
  346. 1944.08.01. Schwertern Award Ceremony For Rainer Stahel
  347. 1944.08.02. Fieseler Fi-103 V-1 in Flight
  348. 1944.08.02. Luftwaffe General Werner Kreipe and Eckhard Christian
  349. 1944.08.02-03. German Soldiers Looking for Low-Flying Enemy Aircraft
  350. 1944.08.03. 155mm "Long Tom" Fires at Japanese on Guam
  351. 1944.08.03. Destroyed Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf.J in Normandy  
  352. 1944.08.04. Hitler Assembles The Reichsleiter and Gauleiter After July 1944 Attempt
  353. 1944.08.05. Ion Antonescu and Adolf Hitler Met for the Last Time
  354. 1944.08.09. A Young SS Hitlerjugend Soldier Captured by the Canadian at Normandy
  355. 1944.08.09. Otter Scout Car of 4th Armored Division, II Canadian Corps 
  356. 1944.08.10. M-2 Wildcats and F4U Corsairs at Daugherty Field, Long Beach, California
  357. 1944.08.10. RAF 5 Group Lancaster Attacks Bordeaux Refinery
  358. 1944.08.10. Sepp Dietrich Before Brillanten Award Ceremony
  359. 1944.08.10. Sepp Dietrich After Brillanten Award Ceremony
  360. 1944.08.10. Sepp Dietrich Received by Hitler
  361. 1944.08.10. Sepp Dietrich Receiving Brillanten from Hitler
  362. 1943.08.10. Tiger of Großdeutschland with Two Soldiers and Captured Soviet Anti-Tank Guns
  363. 1944.08.11. Jedburgh Special Forces Board B-24D Liberator
  364. 1944.08.15. Panzerkampfwagen IV ausf H (SdKfz 161) of 3.SS Panzer-Division "Totenkopf"
  365. 1944.08.17. General Philippe Leclerc and French Tank Crew
  366. 1944.08.20. Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer" of Heeresgruppe Sudukraine
  367. 1944.08.21. American Soldier Inspects Panther Ausf A
  368. 1944.08.26. Captured German Kübelwagen in the liberation of Paris
  369. 1944.08.28. Heer officer served in Luftwaffe Field Division
  370. 1944.08.29. General Alfred Gutknecht captured by the US
  371. 1944.09-10. A Heinkel He 111 Rolling Towards its Heavily Guarded Revetment
  372. 1944.09-10. A V-1 With Very Unusual Camouflage Pattern
  373. 1944.09-11. SS Anti-Tank in Action at Transylvania
  374. 1944.09.00. PK Cameraman Made a Footage of Fw 190
  375. 1944.09.01. Briefing African-American Pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group  
  376. 1944.09.01. Captain Andrew D. Turner, 100th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group 
  377. 1944.09.01. Ground Crew Affix Fuel Tank to P-51C Mustang 
  378. 1944.09.01. PFC John T. Fields Checks Ammunition on P-51B Mustang
  379. 1944.09.03. Charles Foulkes and Harry Crerar in Dieppe France
  380. 1944.09.08. General Oliver Leese speaking with Canadian NCO in Italy
  381. 1944.09.15. Jagdpanther of schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 559 
  382. 1944.09.17. Two of Eighteen Allied POWs Rescued by USS Queenfish (SS-393)
  383. 1944.09.18. British Paratroopers with German Prisoner at Arnhem
  384. 1944.09.18. German SS Prisoners at Arnhem
  385. 1944.09.19. General Hermann Plocher Arrived at Milsbeek 
  386. 1944.09.28. Nijmegen, Netherlands After Operation Market-Garden
  387. 1944.10.--. Karl Nicolussi-Leck on the Cupola of his Panther #801 
  388. 1944.10.01. British Churchill Mark VIII Tank
  389. 1944.10.14. Panther Ausf A Destroyed by XIX Tactical Air Command 
  390. 1944.10.15. Königstiger Occupying a Street Intersection in Budapest
  391. 1944.10.15. SS Soldiers With Captured Hungarian War Machines in Buda Castle
  392. 1944.10.17. Royal Hamilton Light Infantry During the Battle of the Scheldt
  393. 1944.10.20. Destroyed Catholic Church at Dulag, Leyte
  394. 1944.10.20. Wounded 7th Cavalry Tankers Receive First Aid
  395. 1944.10.21. US Army General Douglas MacArthur's Second Landing on Leyte 
  396. 1944.10.29. British war correspondent in the Netherlands
  397. 1944.11.--. SS-Sturmbannführer Luis Thaler with Waffen-Obersturmbannführer Armando Giorleo
  398. 1944.11.24. The crew of B-29 Superfortress 42-24598 "Waddy's Wagon"
  399. 1944.12.11. M4 Sherman Mine Exploder T1E3 Clears A Road in Beggendorf
  400. 1944.12.16. Wounded SS soldier during the Battle of the Bulge
  401. 1944.12.18. American Soldiers of the 99th Infantry Division March Into Captivity
  402. 1944.12.18. Gloster Meteor F.3 of Royal Air Force 616 Squadron in Flight 
  403. 1944.12.21. PT Boat Crewman Lathers Up with Soap Prior to Salt Water Bath 
  404. 1944.12.22. Luftwaffe Ace Gerhard Tyben Receiving The Knight's Cross
  405. 1944.12.25. Coldstream Guards' Sherman Firefly IC Guards Bridge at Namur
  406. 1944.12.27. Messerschmitt Bf 109 is “Blaue 15” of Leutnant Lehmann
  407. 1944.12.27. Panther Ausf G Abandoned in the Ardennes
  408. 1944.12.29. Destroyed American War Machines Near Bastogne
  409. 1945.01.01. American Armada at Ulithi Atoll
  410. 1945.01.02. Eichenlaub award ceremony for Panzer Ace Otto Carius
  411. 1945.01.06. USS Columbia (CL-56) Hit by Kamikaze Attack
  412. 1945.01.07-12. Fritz Vogt and Fritz Darges in Front of Hegykastely Castle
  413. 1945.01.14. 44th Evacuation Hospital Orderlies Carry Malmedy Victim on Stretcher  
  414. 1945.01.19. German prisoners trudge past a British Sherman tank at Höngen
  415. 1945.01.24. Sherman Tanks of 7th Armored in St. Vith
  416. 1945.01.26. U.S. M8 Greyhound Near the German Border
  417. 1945.02.01. Reactor B at the Hanford Engineer Works
  418. 1945.02.03. M24 Chaffee of 18th Cavalry Squadron
  419. 1945.02.05. First Ledo Road Convoy to Reach Kunming, China
  420. 1945.02.09. Douglas MacArthur Inspects Damage to Stotsenburg Station Hospital 
  421. 1945.03.16. Coning Tower Test Using U-2330
  422. 1945.02.18. Platoon of 4th Marine Division Briefed on Iwo Jima on Attack Transport 
  423. 1945.02.20. A Marine Artillery Observer on Iwo Jima
  424. 1945.02.20. Marine Naps While War Dog Stands Guard 
  425. 1945.02.20. Wounded Marines Are Helped to an Aid Station by Navy Corpsmen
  426. 1945.02.23. First Flag Raising on Iwo Jima
  427. 1945.02.23. Raising the American Flag on Iwo Jima
  428. 1945.03.20. Adolf Hitler Congratulating Hitlerjugend Boys 
  429. 1945.03.20. M-12 Tank was Called Upon to Blast Enemy Defenses at Siegfried Line 
  430. 1945.03.23. Jagdtiger Abandoned in Neustadt
  431. 1945.03.24. German Town Destroyed During Operation Varsity  
  432. 1945.03.25. B-17G Flying Fortress "Big Yank"
  433. 1945.03.27. USS West Virginia (BB-48) Shoots Down a Japanese Kamikaze Plane
  434. 1945.04.01. A Knocked-Out Jagdpanther Being Examined by an American Soldier
  435. 1945.04.01. 2nd Mixed Brigade Field Hospital Surrenders on Iwo Jima
  436. 1945.04.01. German town Wesel after the bombing
  437. 1945.04.03. 15 Year Old German Soldier Cries After Being Captured

01 January 2021

German Soldiers Looking for Low-Flying Enemy Aircraft

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Date: 2-3 August 1944
Place: Beauchêne and Ger, Normandy, France
Photographer: Unknown

“Low flying fighter in sight!” was the original caption to this picture when it was first published in the German press in 1944. For many years it believed to have been taken in June shortly after D-Day, while this photo is actually part of a set shot by Kriegsberichter Theobald depicting men of the 84. Infanterie-Division (probably Grenadier-Regiment 1052) moving in to relieve the 116. Panzer-Division prior to Operation ‘Lüttich’, referred to in Allied sources as the 'Mortain counterattack'. This dates the set to the 2nd or 3rd of August, not June. Given the urgency of the situation, the soldiers would most probably not be allowed to stop just to indulge a photographer, so Theobald probably took advantage of a short rest stop to snap this photo near La Haute-Louverie, a small hamlet half-way between Beauchêne and Ger. Typical of German divisions formed during 1944, the 84. Infanterie-Division was a mix of decorated veterans transferred from other units and young recruits, some quite young from what we can see here. Of the first four men from the left, all veterans, three have the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen (Infantry Assault badge) and the left-most NCO displays also a Verwundetenabzeichen (wound badge) and what seems to be the Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse (Iron Cross 2nd Class). Unknown to these men, the division would not survive the August retreat to the Seine River, being destroyed in the Falaise pocket.

Colorized by Rui Candeias.


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First German POWs in North Africa


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Date: Thursday, 17 April 1941
Place: Tobruk, Libya, North Africa
Photographer: Unknown

Men of the Australian 9th Infantry Division guard Italians and some of the first German prisoners to be taken during the war in North Africa, after Rommel's first unsuccessful assault on Tobruk, 17 April 1941. If we are talking about Heer Division, it was the 5. leitche-Division during the 1st Siege of Tobruk that was on 10-14 April 1941. However, on the 2nd Siege of Tobruk from 30 April to 7 May 1941 it was a mix between the elements of the 5.leichte-Division and the newly arrived 15. Panzer-Division (except for Panzer-Regiment 8 that was not involved yet). BTW, if someone asking: Why are their heads bowed? It is actually a basic techniek of not to look your captors in their eyes, state only your name and number. Look what happened at Malmedy: at the Nuremberg Trials the SS Soldiers stated in their defense that the American POW’s looked at them tauntingly almost staring them down ... we all know how that ended for the Americans! 

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Germany's Heroes Remembrance Day 1940


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Date: Sunday, 10 March 1940
Place: Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany
Photographer: Unknown

Heldengedenktag (Heroes Remembrance Day) 1940 on Unter den Linden boulevard in Berlin. Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler, accompanied by Reich Marshal Hermann Göring, Grand Admiral Erich Raeder and Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, greets the honor battalion of the Wehrmacht marching past. March 10, 1940. In 1919, the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) proposed a Volkstrauertag (people's day of mourning) for German soldiers killed in the First World War. It was first held in 1922 in the Reichstag. In 1926, Volkstrauertag became a feature on what Catholics considered Reminiscere (the second Sunday of Lent.). On 27 February 1934, the National Socialists introduced national holiday legislation to create Heldengedenktag ("Day of Commemoration of Heroes"), cementing the observance. In the process, they completely changed the character of the holiday: the emphasis shifted to hero worship rather than remembering the dead. Furthermore, five years later the Nazis abolished Buß- und Bettag as a non-working day and moved its commemoration to the following Sunday, to further the war effort. Joseph Goebbels as Propaganda Minister, issued guidelines on content and implementation, instructing that flags no longer be flown at half-mast. The last Heldengedenktag was celebrated in 1945. Photo by Popperfoto.

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13 September 2020

Bus Trapped in the Crater at Balham Station

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Date: Monday, 14 October 1940
Place: London, England
Photographer: Unknown

On 14 October 1940 at 8.02pm, a 1400 kilo semi armour piercing bomb from Luftwaffe bombers penetrated 32 feet underground and exploded just above the cross passage between the two platforms at Balham Underground station, London. Above ground a No.88 London double decker bus, travelling in blackout conditions, plunged into the crater created by the bomb. The dramatic spectacle of the trapped bus was to become emblematic of the dangers of the Blitz, a series of pictures of it appeared in publications around the world. The water and gas mains, along with the sewage pipes, had been broken: water poured down, flooding the tunnels below, and gas hampered rescue efforts. Almost all of the casualties would have resulted from the blast and debris. Yet stories soon developed of trapped people drowning in the flood waters and of miraculous escapes by people swimming along the tunnels to the next station. In total sixty six people died, although over the years there has been confusion over the exact number and only recently Transport for London has agreed to revise the memorial plaque at the station. The recovery of bodies was to take almost until Christmas yet remarkably the damage was repaired and trains were running through the station on 8th January 1941, and the station itself reopened on the 19th January.

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Giraud and de Gaulle Shaking Hands at Casablanca Conference

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Date: Sunday, 24 January 1943
Place: Casablanca, Morocco
Artist: Lieutenant H.A. Mason

On 24 January 1943, the final day of Casablanca Conference, Morocco, the journalists assembled on the lawn behind Roosevelt’s villa. Four white chairs sat empty before the scrum of reporters. Shortly after noon, the door to the villa opened, and Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, and Henri Giraud walked out, while Franklin Roosevelt was carried to his chair. The whirling of film and clicking of cameras quickly replaced the murmurs of disbelief.

“When the Press reporters saw us both they could scarcely believe their eyes, or, when they were told we had been there for nearly a fortnight, their ears,” wrote Churchill.

Roosevelt and Churchill hoped to bring the competing factions of the French resistance together in Casablanca, but their attempt proved futile. There would be no headlines touting a new, unified French war effort. But photographs showing American, British, and French leaders together would galvanize Allied propaganda efforts. As Giraud, Roosevelt, and Churchill traded small talk and offered occasional smiles for the cameras, a solemn-faced de Gaulle smoked a cigarette. A photographer wanted more—something that didn’t smack of a command performance—and urged Giraud and de Gaulle to shake hands. The generals ignored the suggestion, until the president prodded them. “Why not shake hands?” said Roosevelt. “You two Frenchmen are loyal to your country, and that warrants a cordial handshake anytime.”

They stood, de Gaulle pulling the cigarette from his mouth and holding it to the side, and managed a fleeting handshake. Unable to capture the moment, the photographers called for them to do it again. The second shake was no less awkward. After Giraud and de Gaulle departed, Churchill moved over to sit by Roosevelt and talk further with the reporters and war correspondents gathered before them. Roosevelt began by reading a background statement and then spoke from some notes for about fifteen minutes.

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10 August 2020

Hermann Göring Visit "Der Sieg im Westen" Exhibition

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Date: Monday, 18 November 1940
Place: Heldenplatz, Vienna, Ostmark (Austria)
Artist: Unknown

This photo was taken on 18 November 1940, and it shows Nazi and Wehrmacht officials as guests at the Wehrmacht exhibition entitled "Der Sieg im Westen" (Victory in the West), which were held at Heldenplatz, Vienna, Ostmark (Austria). This exhibition features a series of propaganda relating to the resounding victories of German troops in the invasion of France and the Lower Countries a few months earlier. The identification of the persons pictured here are, front row from left to right: Hugo Jury (Gauleiter Reichsgau Niederdonau und Reichsstatthalter Niederösterreich), Baldur von Schirach (Gauleiter und Reichsstatthalter Reichsgau Wien), Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe), and Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm List (Oberbefehlshaber 12. Armee). Some additional identification: in the back row between Jury and Schirach is Character als Generalmajor Edmund Glaise-Horstenau (General z. B.V. beim Oberkommando der Wehrmacht); whose head blocked by Göring is SS-Gruppenführer Dr.jur. Ernst Kaltenbrunner (Höherer SS- und Polizeiführer Donau); between Göring and List is General der Kavallerie Eberhard von Mackensen (Chef des Generalstabes 12. Armee); and at the far right behind List is Generalleutnant Hans Graf von Sponeck (Kommandeur 22. Luftlande-Infanterie-Division).

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