Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a WW2 German point defence rocket -powered interceptor, used in a very similar way to a manned surface-to-air missile. After a vertical take off, which eliminated the need for an airfield, most of the flight to the Allied bombers was to be controlled by an autopilot, and the primary role of the pilot was to aim the aircraft at its target, and fire its armament of rockets. The only manned vertical take of flight ended in the death of the test pilot, 1945.
A German soldier in front of the railway wagon in which the armistice of 1918 was signed in the Forest of Compiegne. The wagon was brought back from its museum to the place where the 1918 armistice was signed, to end the fighting in the West.