A cautious machine gun squad. Note the spare barrels slung over the soldiers backs. The tactical skill of these squads was one reason that they were able to defend so resolutely in the later war years.
An NCO from the Regiment briefs his men before an attack in Stalingrad. Note the soldier on the foreground: he carries a russian semi-automatic rifle. It had an effective range of 500 meters and was widely used during World War II.
German paratroopers and Panzer 2 Marder anti tank gun in southern Italy. Photo taken on Sep 12 1943 during operation Fallschirm by the. Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1 of FJD was involved as part of Kampfgruppe Gröschke (II.