German soldier Russian Front photographs

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Owen, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Owen

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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Some great photos there Owen - well found!
     
  3. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Good find Owen, bookmarked.
     
  4. Owen

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  5. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    THX! Great!
     
  6. Ian S

    Ian S Member

    great photos nice find
     
  7. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Some excellent frames of the German advance into Russia.The German military leadership had been indoctrinated that the Soviet Union would fall quickly under the new order and Hitler's Greater Germany would extend to the Urals.What they did not realise was that the so called inferior Slav could fight with equal conviction for his motherland.

    One point that comes across from the frames is that the Nazis no matter where they penitrated always thought they would be staying as the occupier and as a result usually arranged elaborate cemeteties for their casualties.In Russia, after the war, such was the feeling against the invader that the cemeteries were destroyed.

    Since the break up of the Soviet Union,the German state has been allowed to recover their dead which is an ongoing and extensive undertaking.
     
  8. Panzerfaust

    Panzerfaust Senior Member

    Since the break up of the Soviet Union,the German state has been allowed to recover their dead which is an ongoing and extensive undertaking.

    Oh that is interesting. It would make sense since the Soviets were so secretive, secretive enough to not allow families and soldiers to find and properly bury corpses of the fallen soldiers.

    Although I think Putin is closing the Iron Curtain again.
     
  9. Hawkeye90

    Hawkeye90 Senior Member

    Great pictures indeed, nice find Owen.
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've been looking at these every night since I found this site.
    Only up to about #400.
    What a collection, eh?
     
  11. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

  12. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Btw one comment to those galleries.
    I noticed most photos to be taken in 1941.
    Most Soviet vehicles (~90% or more) are of early versions.
    BT, T-26, KV-2, early KV-1 & T-34s...
    The same about aircraft. Most of them are early ones (I-16, TB-3, I-153, SB, IL-4)
    The latest photos I can saw were from winter 1941/42.
    Maybe there are some of them maiden later, but not too much....

    Regards,
    Alex
     

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