Germany

Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division at prayer during their training in Germany

The photo is taken during the division training at Neuhammer. The romantic notions that Himmler had about the Bosnian Muslims were probably significant in [...]

Color photos from pre-war Nazi Germany

Nazi Party was not just a political organization, it was a psychological propaganda machine. The Nazis had an incredible sense of aesthetics and fully [...]

Captured Italian soldiers are escorted to the rear by German soldiers during the Battle of Caporetto

The Battle of Caporetto (also known as the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo or the Battle of Karfreit as it was known by the Central Powers) took place from 24 [...]

Jesse Owens wins gold in Nazi Germany

In 1936 Jesse Owens arrived in Berlin to compete for the United States in the Summer Olympics. Adolf Hitler was using the games to show the world a [...]

German soldier dives for cover as shell explodes behind him at an artillery position

Many wartime photos of dramatic explosions, especially those with action like this one, are in fact staged after the fact. Maybe this one was as well. It [...]

German troops raising the swastika over the Acropolis

After the German 2nd Panzer Division captured Athens, they raised the Nazi German flag above the Acropolis as a sign of victory. This flag, the symbol of [...]

Russian soldiers prepare chlorine cylinders for a gas attack against German positions near Ilukste

The soldiers are part of the Russian Fifth Army of World War One. They are preparing a chemical attack against the German positions in Ilukste area (modern [...]

Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika bomber, its objective: being able to strike continental USA from Germany

The Me 264 was designed from the beginning as part of the “Amerika bomber” project. It’s goal was to be able to carry a small load to the United [...]