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  1. The 60 cm mortar Karl

    The 60 cm mortar Karl

    By far the largest self propelled of WW2 only 6 were produed in the period of 1940 to 1942 At the end of the war five of the cannons were blown up by their operating crews, while two the others by the allied troops were captured.
  2. ADOLF EICHMANN

    ADOLF EICHMANN

    SS-Obersturmbannfuehrer Karl Adolf Eichmann (1906-1962) was head of the Department for Jewish Affairs in the Gestapo from 1941 to 1945 and was chief of operations in the deportation of three million Jews to extermination camps. He joined the Austrian Nazi party in 1932 and later became a member...
  3. Reinhard Heydrich

    Reinhard Heydrich

  4. Reinhard Heydrich

    Reinhard Heydrich

    Reinhard Heydrich postcard and stamp
  5. Reinhard Heydrich with Carl Hermann Frank

    Reinhard Heydrich with Carl Hermann Frank

    Commander of the RSHA, Reinhard Heydrich, at Prague headquarters in 1941. The man to his left is Carl Hermann Frank
  6. German 21 cm heavy mortar

    German 21 cm heavy mortar

    This picture is from WW1 The shell for these mortars weighted 113 kg, so it had to carried by four men. The mortar is equipped with plates on the wheels to prevent it from sinking into the mud. This type of gun was also use in WW2
  7. The Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44)

    The Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44)

    The Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) was the world's first truly effective assault rifle. It was introduced by the German army late in WWII, and if the war had continued another year, the SG44 would have replaced every other rifle, light machine gun, and submachine gun in the Wehrmacht, including the...
  8. German WW11 Radar Dish

    German WW11 Radar Dish

    This is a German WW11 radar dish photographed at the Imperial War Museum Duxford .
  9. Germany Tornado in Poland

    Germany Tornado in Poland

    Tornado IDS. The picture is from this site http://www.trylit.isp.pl/ Copyright this site is [Photos on this site are free for all non-commercial use unless my descriptions on the photos are not erased. Non-commercial use of these photos may be made without my permission. All rights...
  10. The He 111

    The He 111

    The He 111 was the main Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II, and is perhaps the most obvious symbol of the German side of the Battle of Britain. Developed from a pre-war airliner design the 111 was never a great design, and was removed from service as soon as other medium...
  11. The He 111

    The He 111

    The He 111 was the main Luftwaffe bomber during the early stages of World War II, and is perhaps the most obvious symbol of the German side of the Battle of Britain. Developed from a pre-war airliner design the 111 was never a great design, and was removed from service as soon as other medium...
  12. Lord Haw-Haw

    Lord Haw-Haw

    Lord Haw-Haw was the name British listeners gave to William Joyce, a German radio propaganda broadcaster during World War II. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1906, Joyce moved with his English mother and Irish-American father to England in 1921. He joined the Nazi movement in England in the...
  13. The Iron Cross

    The Iron Cross

    The Iron Cross is perhaps the best known and historically rich German award. Its tradition dates back to 1813, when King Friedrich Wilheim III of Prussia first instituted the award during the War of Liberation against Napoleon. Though it was supposed to be a campaign medal, it was re-instituted...
  14. THE BLUE MAX MEDAL

    THE BLUE MAX MEDAL

    The first pilot to receive the award had to have 8 aerial victories. On January 12,1916 Max Immelmann was the first to receive the Pour Le Merite. After that it became unofficially known as THE BLUE MAX. By January 1917 the requirements had been raised to sixteen victories. The only pilot to...
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