Michelle | 21 | College student | WWII buff | German enthusiast | DFB ✔ FC Bayern ✔

I mostly post about WW1 and WW2 along with other random interesting stuffs.

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worldwar-two:

Two soldiers of the Royal Military Police in the Klagenfurt area with Anna, a 4 year old Austrian girl with whose family the men were billeted. One of the soldiers is holding an Austrian mug of beer and a Tyrolean pipe. [x]

worldwar-two:

Two soldiers of the Royal Military Police in the Klagenfurt area with Anna, a 4 year old Austrian girl with whose family the men were billeted. One of the soldiers is holding an Austrian mug of beer and a Tyrolean pipe. [x]

bag-of-dirt:

A French woman tends to the grave of a 23-year-old Canadian soldier who as buried earlier that day; Bombardier Everitt Ivan Hill of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, killed during the Battle for Caen. Under his name and date of burial is written ”The French Will Never Forget the Canadians.” Beneath that inscription, on a separate piece of paper, is written in French:

"Rest in peace under the beautiful French sky,
Son of Canada and glorious martyr. 
You have given your life for our deliverance — 
May your name be forever blessed in Heaven.”

Hill, originally from Little Britain, Ontario, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery on 24 March 1941 and landed in Normandy on D-Day. He was later reburied at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery near Cintheaux and was one of approximately 50,539 Allied casualties in the Battle for Caen. Approximately 226,386 Allied soldiers and between 400,000 to 450,000 Axis soldiers would be killed in the Battle of Normandy. Caen, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 18 July 1944. Image taken by Canadian Army Lt. Ken Bell.

bag-of-dirt:

A French woman tends to the grave of a 23-year-old Canadian soldier who as buried earlier that day; Bombardier Everitt Ivan Hill of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, killed during the Battle for Caen. Under his name and date of burial is written ”The French Will Never Forget the Canadians.” Beneath that inscription, on a separate piece of paper, is written in French:

"Rest in peace under the beautiful French sky,

Son of Canada and glorious martyr.

You have given your life for our deliverance —

May your name be forever blessed in Heaven.”

Hill, originally from Little Britain, Ontario, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery on 24 March 1941 and landed in Normandy on D-Day. He was later reburied at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery near Cintheaux and was one of approximately 50,539 Allied casualties in the Battle for Caen. Approximately 226,386 Allied soldiers and between 400,000 to 450,000 Axis soldiers would be killed in the Battle of Normandy. Caen, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France. 18 July 1944. Image taken by Canadian Army Lt. Ken Bell.

bag-of-dirt:

German POWs captured during the early fighting of the Battle of Anzio are photographed behind barbed wire in a temporary collection area. While the others mill about, one soldiers sits with a resolute glare. The Battle of Anzio began on 22 January 1944 with the Allied amphibious landings (Operation Shingle) in the areas of Anzio and Nettuno and would only end after a stalemate lasting five months. Near Anzio, Lazio, Italy. February 1944.

bag-of-dirt:

German POWs captured during the early fighting of the Battle of Anzio are photographed behind barbed wire in a temporary collection area. While the others mill about, one soldiers sits with a resolute glare. The Battle of Anzio began on 22 January 1944 with the Allied amphibious landings (Operation Shingle) in the areas of Anzio and Nettuno and would only end after a stalemate lasting five months. Near Anzio, Lazio, Italy. February 1944.

mapsontheweb:

Nazi plan for the “redistribution” of of the world according to Hermann Rauschning

mapsontheweb:

Nazi plan for the “redistribution” of of the world according to Hermann Rauschning

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

A young couple seek a tender moment in a doorway.
London, 1960 © Philip J. Griffiths

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

A young couple seek a tender moment in a doorway.

London, 1960 © Philip J. Griffiths

histoire-fanatique:

American soldiers escort a group of Dutch children dressed up in traditional costume for a concert.

histoire-fanatique:

American soldiers escort a group of Dutch children dressed up in traditional costume for a concert.

fuehrerbefehl:

Colorized footage from the funeral of The Red Baron, April 22, 1918

bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Army Military Police Corps officers detain 14-year-old Willy Etschenberg (left) and 10-year-old Hubert Heinrichs (right) after the two youths were captured while shooting at U.S. troops following the Allied victory at the Battle of Aachen; the first German city to be captured by the Allies. The two youths told the officers that they had been taught skills as snipers by the Hitler Youth Movement (Hitlerjugend). Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. October 1944. Image taken by Fred Ramage.  

bag-of-dirt:

U.S. Army Military Police Corps officers detain 14-year-old Willy Etschenberg (left) and 10-year-old Hubert Heinrichs (right) after the two youths were captured while shooting at U.S. troops following the Allied victory at the Battle of Aachen; the first German city to be captured by the Allies. The two youths told the officers that they had been taught skills as snipers by the Hitler Youth Movement (Hitlerjugend). Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. October 1944. Image taken by Fred Ramage.  

Natalie Wood at the 1968 Academy Awards