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A German mortar team supporting a counter attack

A German mortar team supporting a counter attack

Soldado alemán disparando un mortero. Leningrado, 1943.

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Life of a soldier The harsh war fare required for the war "German soldier"

A Polish cavalry unit dares to attack a German motorcycle unit with only a sword. Since the end of the Great War, the Polish army was much less advanced than the German Army, often sending cavalry against German Panzer columns.

1939 09 02 A Polish cavalry unit dares to attack a German motorcycle unit with only a sword. Since the end of the Great War, the Polish army was much less advanced than the German Army, often sending cavalry against German Panzer columns.

JAN 16 1944 Arctic cold freezes men on the Eastern front battlefield A 8cm mortar team from the Grossdeutschland Division.

[Photo] 8 cm GrW 34 mortar crew of German Grossdeutschland Division fighting in Belgorod, Russia, 1943

Italy, 1943: German troops fire a mortar from inside the yard of a house. Undisclosed location. The Germans put up a stiff fight in Italy in the effort to frustrate the Allied effort to attack Germany from the south.

Italy, 1943 - German troops fire a mortar from inside the yard of a house. The Germans put up a stiff fight in Italy in the effort to frustrate the Allied effort to attack Germany from the south.

German soldiers await the order to attack, with fallen comrade next to them. Eastern front, 1943.

German soldiers await the order to attack, with fallen comrade next to them…

German 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 mortar crew, date unknown

[Photo] German 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 mortar crew, date unknown

German 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 mortar crew, date unknown

SS troops firing a 100mm Nebelwerfer 35. These smoke mortars could also fire high-explosive shells. The Germans became expert at concentrating mortar fire for maximum effect. The British called them 'stonks'. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

SS troops firing a Granatwerfer 34 8 cm. These smoke mortars could also fire high-explosive shells. The Germans became expert at concentrating mortar fire for maximum effect. The British called them 'stonks'. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

German infantry waiting for the attack on Don’s right bank. Some soldiers stopped their ears deafened by the sound of gunfire. Russia, August 1942

German infantry waiting for the attack on Don’s right bank. Some soldiers stopped their ears deafened by the sound of gunfire.