Portrait of an unknown German Grenadier in defensive positions at the river Oder, Germany, 1945. This middle aged German has the courage to smile; not so the youngster right behind him. Note the high quality clothing, quite an achievement at this stage in the war, and the two "potato masher" hand grenades stuck in the belt of the smiling man.

Portrait of an unknown German Grenadier in defensive positions at the river Oder, Germany, 1945. This middle aged German has the courage to smile; not so the youngster right behind him. Note the high quality clothing, quite an achievement at this stage in the war, and the two "potato masher" hand grenades stuck in the belt of the smiling man.

A rare moment of humanity in a war of extermination: Doctors of 5.Waffen SS Division Viking attend to a seriously wounded Russian POW. Note the large open wound on the Russian's left thigh. One of the doctors is taking the Russian's pulse. Hopefully, he was operated on. Undated, undisclosed location.

A rare moment of humanity in a war of extermination: Doctors of 5.Waffen SS Division Viking attend to a seriously wounded Russian POW. Note the large open wound on the Russian's left thigh. One of the doctors is taking the Russian's pulse. Hopefully, he was operated on. Undated, undisclosed location.

Vision of hell. German machine-gunner in the burning heart of Zhitomir. Ukraine, in November 1943. The town fell to the Russians on November 12, 1943

Vision of hell. German machine-gunner in the burning heart of Zhitomir. Ukraine, in November 1943. The town fell to the Russians on November 12, 1943

this item is sold only as a historical collectible from WWII without endorsing or excusing the actions of the Nazi Third Reich. Incredibly rare original world war 2 era photograph of Adolph Hitler reading a book while flying on his private airplane Thousands of these German photographs were obtained when the Soviet (Russian) forces took control of Hitler's compounds in Germany at the end of World War 2 This photograph has the ORIGINAL NKVD (The NKVD were prior to the KGB) STAMP

this item is sold only as a historical collectible from WWII without endorsing or excusing the actions of the Nazi Third Reich. Incredibly rare original world war 2 era photograph of Adolph Hitler reading a book while flying on his private airplane Thousands of these German photographs were obtained when the Soviet (Russian) forces took control of Hitler's compounds in Germany at the end of World War 2 This photograph has the ORIGINAL NKVD (The NKVD were prior to the KGB) STAMP

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