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6. SS Gebirgs - Division "Nord"
Col. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, the man who carried the bomb inside Hitler's HQ on July 20, 1944 in an unsuccessful attempt to finish the dictator. Stauffenberg was arrested the same day and executed along with some of his co-conspirators in Berlin. In all, some 5,000 people were murdered by the Gestapo and the SS after the attempt. In this photo, the helmeted Stauffenberg poses for the camera on his horse at 17.Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg in 1926.
A soldier of the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) arriving home on leave during the First World War. (iwm.org.uk)
Burning books in Bochum, Germany, in 1933. Including books of jewish poet Else-Lasker Schühler. It's like "Fahrenheit 451 of Ray Bradbury.
Shellburst, Battle of Verdun, 1916. Considering the state of photography then, this is a real lucky shot, no pun intended.
Pvt Herbert Norman, 194th Regiment, 17th Airborne Division, is obviously amused with his catch, a batch of teenage German army soldiers happy to be captured and looking inquiringly at their smiling captor. Norman is armed with an M3 SMG known as the "grease gun" in GI parlance. Location is Muenster, Germany on April 19,1945 (11 days before Hitler shot himself).
Eastern Front, 1941: A severely wounded German soldier, with visible head, chest and lower extremity wounds, is carried to the field station by two comrades, one wounded in the head as well. German casualties increased geometrically once the battle with the Russians heated up. The trend continued without mercy until the total destruction of the German army in the East.
This photo album was compiled by SS-Kriegsberichter Friedrich Zschäckel . They were taken during the Invasion of France in 1940, and feature troops from the SS-VT Division. We hope you enjoy these...