Soldiers of the Waffen SS. The best trained and well-equipped paramilitary force in the world. Normal German soldiers had to prove their pure lineage back 50 years to join. Officers had to prove 200 years back.
Hitler in a forlorn moment aboard his plane. Most likely shot after the Stalingrad catastrophe, the photograph captures a rare unguarded moment that Hitler would have perhaps preferred not to be recorded. Photo by Walter Frentz.