Katzenidyll auf dem Schlachtfeld. Inmitten der Trümmer eines zusammengeschossenen Sowjetdorfes, das der Feind trotz zähesten Widerstandes räumen mußte, fanden diese beiden Kätzchen Schutz und werden nun von den tapferen Grenadieren gepflegt und von der ganzen Gruppe gehegt. - Tierfreundschaften, die die Härte der Zeit zusammenfügt. PK.-Aufn.-Kriegsber.: Henisch-Atlantic, 9.8.1943. https://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/archives/barchpic/search/_1437298780/?search[view]=detail&search[focus]=2
German Army soldiers marching during Operation Barbarossa (june 1941)
A cheerful young German boy soldier captured by the 11th Armoured Division, Third US Army, near Kulmbach, Germany, 15 April 1945. Although wearing a German Army uniform, he had not been issued arms. He was one of a group being marched to the Czechoslovak border.
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Ww2 • Heavily Armed Youths of the 12th SS Panzer (Hitler Jugend) Division ready themselves for battle. The division, which consisted mainly of teenage volunteers, was created in June of 1943 and had its baptism of fire in Normandy a year later. - "The young S.S. troops were detestable young beasts," a British officer recalled, "but, like good infantry, they stood up and fought it out when overrun." - In the fighting that raged around Caen, nearly 90 % were killed, wounded or captured
A grenadier from 12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend" in Normandy (France), summer 1944.