World war 2
A German soldier rubs down massive shells for the 38 cm SK L/45, or "Langer Max" rapid firing railroad gun, ca. 1918. The Langer Max was originally designed as a battleship weapon, later mounted to armored rail cars, one of many types of railroad artillery used by both sides during the war. The Langer Max could fire a 750 kg (1,650 lb) high explosive projectile up to 34,200 m (37,400 yd). (National Archive/Official German Photograph of WWI)
exhumed bodies of SS murdered slave workers
Waffen SS battle the Russians in a railway station at an unidentified location in 1942. Note the Mauser C96 with stock and 30-round magazine being deployed by the infantryman on the right. The 9-mm Parabellum pistol WW1 vintage and rather rare on the front line in WW2.
Sailors bound for Manhattan, 1941
A surrendered German U-boat, flying the Canadian Ensign in 1945.