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Rare color pictures from Nazi Germany: Part 1

eastern front comrades tend german soldier decapitated 1942His comrades tend to a badly injured German soldier on the Eastern (Russian) Front in 1942.

torchlight parade nuremberg 1938A medieval Nordic war ritual? Torchlight parade in Nuremberg during the 1938 Reichs Party Congress.

hitler takes salute september 1938 Hitler saluting soldiers marching in Adolf Hitler Platz during the Reichs Party Congress at Nuremberg. September 1938

hitler mussolini munich railway station 1938Hitler and Mussolini at Munich railway station, September 1938. Mussolini had arrived to attend the Munich conference

hitler birthday celebrationsCelebrating Hitler's birthday in Berlin. April 20, 1939

German soldiers celebrating Hitler's birthday at the West Wall, April 20, 1940

german soldiers resting belgium 1940 mayThe invincible German soldiers were human too. Here they are seen catching up with their sleep during the move from Holland to Belgium. May 1940

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Rare color pictures of Nazi Germany: Part 2

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Katielee4211 said...

Happened on this blogsite through Pinterest. What a treasure trove for anyone who finds history interesting and relevant. I grew up with WWII, but the images of the Wehrmacht and German prople were not really a part of the story, Recently I purchased and started reading books on what they knew, or were at least aware of and admitted to. I don't find the pictures you have here 'Pro-Nazi' at all. They are after all part of the history, understanding how they went along with or supported Hitler and the Nazi's is always a relevant study cultural, socio/psychological pressures and phenomena. I will probably be here for hour. Thanks for the efforts in updating and maintaining!

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"War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man."
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"I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in."
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"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic."
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It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
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