A German soldier attaches a Nazi flag to an obelisk denoting the edge of the Arctic Circle in northern Norway, May 1940. The pistol be is wearing appears to be a Polish ViS (or ‘Radom’) 9mm P35 (P). presumably captured in September 1939.
French 75 mm field guns that won undying fame in the world war are being used by the thousand in an attempt to check the drive of German armored tanks into France. Anti-tank guns of the regular small caliber have had little effect on the armor used by the Nazis. The 75's are the only other field pieces that can be fired at point-blank range. Above you see a gun being loaded, its caisson of shells ready to hand for rapid fire.