Two Panzer 38(t) tanks passing a knocked out Soviet T-34/76 in 1942, on the front of the first tank a wounded German soldier is hitching a ride.
A Sudanese legionnaire of the Camel Corps, Egypt 21 February 1942
Submitted December 16, 2016 at 07:08AM by Crowe410
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|Axis forces pose next to a knocked out KV-1 tank|
The KV series of tanks in the Soviet arsenal took the invading Germans by surprise, finding their anti tank weapons to be totally ineffective against these heavily armored monsters.
Anecdotally the 37mm Pak Gun became known as the doorknocker as you could sit there all day and it would have no effect on the tank or the crews inside.
German soldiers pulling a car through the mud, eastern front November 1941 [800×532]
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Here’s a gif for you today, a camera mounted on the turret of a Tiger I traverses across an open field with another four Tiger I’s in the foreground.
One has to remember that all of these images and videos that provide us with a glimpse into the past; in this case the second world war, were captured by men and a few women on the front lines of combat. Many of whom paid for their footage with their lives.
Crouching Low In A DUKW For Concealment And Protection, Men Of The 89th Division, U.S. Third Army, Cross the Rhine River at Oberwesel, Germany. March 26, 1945