Update 3-15-2017 : New Pictures Added to the Website

New Pictures have been added to the Website:

  • Veteran Soldaten Past and Present
  • Yugoslav Front
  • Battle of Stalingrad
  • Italian Front
  • Battle of Normandy – Invasion of Normandy & Operation Cobra Plus Others Battles in France
  • Battle for Western Germany
  • Destruction of Germany During and After the War
  • Hand Held Infantry Weapons or Light Equipment of WW2
  • Tiger 1
  • Panzer II
  • StuG IV
  • Jagdpanther
  • Self-Propelled Tank Destroyers
  • Pak Anti-Tank Guns – 37 MM Pak 36, 50 MM Pak 38, & 75 MM Pak 40
  • Self-Propelled Assault/Infantry Gun
  • Hummel – Self-propelled Artillery
  • Karl-Gerät Self Propelled Siege Mortar
  • Kfz. 10
  • Kfz. 251
  • Kfz. 3-4, 6-9, 11, 222, 231-232, 234, 247, 252-254, and 261
  • Specialized Vehicles or Odd Devices and Equipment
  • Destroyed or Left Over Vehicles & Equipment from War
  • Rocket Weapons
  • Luftwaffe Pilots & Airmen – N thru S
  • WW2 Allies – Kingdom of Hungary
  • WW2 Allies – Italy
  • WW2 Allies – Empire of Japan
  • Other Museums, Artifacts, and Vehicles
  • World War 1 – The Great War
  • Berlin
  • Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler
  • SS Officers, NCOs, and Men – A thru K

 

New Pages have been added to the Website:

    • V-2 Rocket
    • SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann

     

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    Update 3-6-2017 : New Pictures Added to the Website

    New Pictures have been added to the Website:

    • Books
    • September 1938 – Munich Agreement & Annexation of the Sudentenland
    • Invasion of Poland
    • Yugoslav Front
    • Battle of Britain
    • Eastern Front
    • Operation Barbarossa – Invasion of the Soviet Union
    • Battle of Stalingrad
    • Italian Front
    • Falaise Pocket
    • Battle of the Bulge
    • Other World War 2 Battles/ Major Events
    • Destruction of Germany During and After the War
    • German Heer (Army)
    • Orders of Battle – Panzer Divisions
    • Orders of Battle – Panzer Grenadier Divisions
    • Orders of Battle – Gebirgsjäger – Mountain Troops plus Ski Division – Skijäger-Division
    • Foreign Troops in the Wehrmacht
    • Tiger 2 – Konigstiger, Bengal Tiger, King Tiger, Royal Tiger
    • Panzer III
    • Panzer I
    • Panzer 35(t) & 38(t)
    • Other Panzer Types
    • StuG III
    • Self-Propelled Assault/Infantry Gun
    • Specialized Vehicles or Odd Devices and Equipment
    • Luftwaffe Varied Plane Types
    • Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Weapons
    • The 88 – 88 mm gun or 8.8 cm Flak 18/36/37/41
    • World War 2 Field Marshalls
    • World War 2 Generals – A thru E
    • WW2 Allies – Finland
    • Wilhelm II, German Emperor
    • Berlin
    • Order of Battle – Waffen-SS Divisions
    • Nazi German Organizations

     

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    The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945

    by Nicholas Stargardt

    As early as 1941, Allied victory in World War II seemed all but assured. How and why, then, did the Germans prolong the barbaric conflict for three and a half more years?

    In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of primary source materials—personal diaries, court records, and military correspondence—to answer this question. He offers an unprecedented portrait of wartime Germany, bringing the hopes and expectations of the German people—from infantrymen and tank commanders on the Eastern front to civilians on the home front—to vivid life. While most historians identify the German defeat at Stalingrad as the moment when the average German citizen turned against the war effort, Stargardt demonstrates that the Wehrmacht in fact retained the staunch support of the patriotic German populace until the bitter end.

    Astonishing in its breadth and humanity, The German War is a groundbreaking new interpretation of what drove the Germans to fight—and keep fighting—for a lost cause.

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    U-188: A German Submariner’s Account of the War at Sea 1941-1945

    by Klaus Willmann

    Anton Staller was a U-boat lookout, rising no higher than Leading Seaman and his account of the war from the lower ranks is unique. He served on the Type IXc/40 boat, U-188 under Kapitänleutnant Lüdden on three patrols witnessing the stark reality of convoy warfare from his lookout position on the conning tower of his submarine. His U-boat sank the British destroyer HMS Beverley and eight merchant ships exceeding 100,000 gross tons but the submarine also spent many hours submerged under depth-charge attacks.

    More so than many of his contemporaries, Staller was prepared to reveal his thoughts and feelings of his experiences of the war at sea, and of his time on the conning tower, at the hydrophons, and cleaning weapons as a messboy.

    His journal demonstrates how political thinking rarely entered the minds of the
    U-boat men, even though many of them, such as Lüdden, did not choose to serve in submarines. Staller was not a Nazi and came from a Socialist Party background, yet he never questioned the cause he was fighting for. To Staller it was simply ‘Us or Them to the death’.

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