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Angriff The German Attack on Stalingrad In Photos [Hardcover]

Angriff The German Attack on Stalingrad In Photos [Hardcover]
This volume reads just like a history due to the extensive captions that were researched extensively.

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Pro-Nazi? Partial to fascism? Sympathetic to Nazism. These are some of the comments that come up. The truth is far from that. This impression was perhaps created because we carry more pictures from German sources. There is a reason for that. The victors (Russia, America, Britain...) tend to give out only those images that show them in good light. And they are dull! Who said propaganda is entertaining? The pictures taken by Germans are very interesting because the source; Nazi Germany itself disappeared. There was no one to control which images were to be released. And they are fascinating. They show war as it was. Not the way someone wanted us to see it.

Also, images of the Wehrmacht are fascinating for the simple reason ( besides, of course, that it was a very formidable fighting force) that the German army was defeated , dismembered, and most of the best soldiers died before WW2 ended.

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Russia under German occupation: WW2

The Germans entered Russia on June 21, 1941. The victorious Russians pushed them out sometime in early 1945. So many parts of Russia saw German rule. How was life under occupation? The following pictures give us a fair idea.


This look eerily like the Babi Yar ravines


Life did not come to a stop under German rule


Looks like a scary proclamation about those who are to be bumped off.


Ordinary people the world over are the same. They have food to eat  and a little freedom and they are happy. These Russians seem quite happy with the Germans. May be they found it better than Stalin's rule.


Many were not so pliant and were finished off


This man too. May be he was a communist


The Russian lady thought it best to befriend the Germans



Herding off


These ladies seem to have found  boyfriends in German soldiers



Wonder where they are being sent to?

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2 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Last 2 pictures are from Kiev. Those people are going for their execution in Babi Yar. It was biggest mass execution carried by Germans. During 29-30 september of 1941 there were executed 33721 jews. More info here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babi_Yar
Excuse my English.

Alan Reichenbach said...

The second to last picture, with the man lying dead is of ethinc germans being executed by the polish and being kicked out of there homeland.

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Von Stauffenberg: The Man Who Almost Killed HITLER
After several unsuccessful tries by Stauffenberg to meet Hitler, G├Âring and Himmler when they were together, he went ahead with the attempt at Wolfsschanze on 20 July, 1944. Stauffenberg entered the briefing room carrying a briefcase containing two small bombs. The location had unexpectedly been changed from the subterranean F├╝hrerbunker to Speer's wooden barrack/hut. He left the room to arm the first bomb with specially-adapted pliers, a task made difficult because he had lost his right hand and had only three fingers on his left. A guard knocked and opened the door, urging him to hurry as the meeting was about to begin. As a result, Stauffenberg was able to arm only one of the bombs. He left the second bomb with his aide-de-camp, Werner von Haeften, and returned to the briefing room, where he placed the briefcase under the conference table, as close as he could to Hitler. Some minutes later, he excused himself and left the room.

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