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The opening phase of 'Operation Barbarossa' 1941

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.

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Wehrmachts-parade 1941 in Paris zum deutschen über Frankreich.

German infantry near Novgorod during the beginning of the investment of Leningrad, Sept 1941. Feldmarschall Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, and his Army Group North, was given the task of cutting the city off and starving/bombarding it to death. The encirclement lasted for 872 days; it was finally broken by the Red Army on Jan 27, 1944.

German infantry near Novgorod during the beginning of the investment of Leningrad, Sept

US Infantry Div. troopers and German POWs. take cover from crossfire beneath an tank buster somewhere in Germany, early 1945

An NCO from the 389th Regiment briefs his men before an attack in Stalingrad - See more at: http://ww2today.com/11th-november-1942-germans-try-to-take-the-last-pockets-of-stalingrad#sthash.TwLhNeMT.dpuf 389th briefing Stalingard

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.

Angriff!! German Infantry attacking…Russia,1941 Operation Barbarossa

German infantry attacking Russian positions during Barbarossa

Infantrymen from 291st Infantry Division(Regiment 506) after first days of the Operation Barbarossa.

Infantrymen from Infantry Division (Regiment after first days of Operation Barbarossa.

German soldiers crossing the road on the outskirts of Stalingrad.

German troops appear to be casually crossing a street in Stalingrad, while others pause. Maybe there was a lull in the fighting or the fighting has not begon.

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German infantrymen in heavy winter gear march next to horse-drawn vehicles as they pass through a district near Moscow, in November

Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Jacqueline Nearne (and, separately, her sister Eileen) was a British spy operating in France

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German paratroopers and panzer in southern Italy.The picture with the Marder seems to belong to a group of images taken in Barletta (Apulia) on Sep 12 1943. In this operation Fallschirm-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 1 of 11st FJD was involved as part of Kampfgruppe Gröschke (II./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1) .:

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.

Coutances (Normandy): des prisonniers allemands sont alignés devant une maison en ruines, les mains sur la tête, le 29 juillet 1944, ce sont des éléments de l'arrière garde allemande capturés par les Gi's de la 4th Armored Div. US.

German POWs under guard by the Armor Division outside the French village of Coutances, 29 July 1944

Deze wapens werden gebruikt in de oorlog die verzwegen werdt.

Wehrmacht troops storm a house in order to properly secure a Soviet city for occupation during the height of Operation Barbarossa.