A young German of the 12th SS "Hitlerjugend" Division carries an MG 42 machine gun, nicknamed “Hitler’s Buzzsaw” by Allied soldiers due to its immense rate of fire of 1,200 rounds per minute. Caen, France. 1944.
✪ 23 year old German soldier Manfred Pernass, is about to die at the hands of US forces at Henri-Chapelle on 23-12-1944. He, Oberfähnrich Günther Billing and Gefreiter Wilhelm Schmidt were captured wearing US uniforms for Operation Greif ("Griffin"). They were all executed. Their Waffen-SS commander, Otto Skorzeny, would, after the war, also be charged but acquitted. Their (non-combat) use of enemy uniforms ended up being considered a legitimate ruse by the tribunal.
An arial photo from the Battle of The Bulge. Four Panthers from the 4th SS-PzRgt 2 "Das Reich" were immobilized in a minefield (Rt), and three more were knocked out near the main road. Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes region, Pic 2 of 3.
War is perhaps one of the most shameful things that the human race participates in on a regular basis. These images of WW2 military in the Neva Bridgehead (or Nevsky Pyatachok) area in Russia. Russian guys who go out and metal detect WWII battlefields. This is one of the cooler finds but they have hundreds of weapons, ammo, explosives…even many bodies.They work with a couple of organizations to identify and return the remains to the families.Now we are really hoping this is true as it…