Faces Of War (Worn-Out, Tired, Stressed, Scared, etc.)

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Faces Of War (Worn-Out, Tired, Stressed, Scared, etc.)

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 13 Jul 2009 11:37

Two Waffen SS "Wiking" worn member in the Cherkassy battle 1944 ...

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 13 Jul 2009 12:22

Wounded German been taken prisoner by a Russian soldier carrying a PPSH, Stalingrad...

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 16 Jul 2009 19:28

SS soldier in the operation Barbarossa, looks like his missed his home...

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 25 Jul 2009 22:38

In the heat of a Greek spring Gebirgsjäger, now wearing steel helmets, advance eastwards as the attack rolls up the defences on Crete...

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 26 Jul 2009 23:09

The photographer accompanying the men of 3. Panzer-Division has caught this sentry visibly exhausted by several days of vigil in intense cold...

Taken from the book "Panzertruppen" by François de Lannoy & Josef Charita
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 26 Jul 2009 23:37

An exhausted motorcyclist has collapsed against a vehicle belonging to the 2nd Battery of Pz.Art.Rgt. 119 and fallen into a deep sleep. Pictures like this were common in reportages of the lightning advance of the German armored units in France in May-June 1940 or in Russia during the summer of 1941. Hard at it all the time, the motorcycle units covered considerable distances in a short space of time...

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 Jul 2009 00:07

Stop! An enemy sighting has been reported. The men are tense, ready to fight back...

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 Jul 2009 01:18

Disconsolate German prisoners, late 1943. Two in the front rank have lost their boots and face almost inevitable death...

Source : Book "World War II In Photographs" by Carlton Books
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 07 Aug 2009 20:21

SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen SS Kurt Meyer. Marsch, schnell!!!


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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 10 Oct 2009 22:38

The face of the german soldier in the year of 1943...

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2009 19:42

Das Reich soldiers in the middle of battle...

Source : "2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich" from Osprey
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2009 20:43

Battle fatigue shows in the faces of these Das Reich panzer-grenadiers at Kursk, who appear to be mounted in an SdKfz 251 armoured half-track personnel carrier. APzKfw III is in the background...

Source : "2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich" from Osprey
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2009 21:14

Tired and grimy panzer crews gather round the troop commander for a briefing by the roadside. Note the variety of black and grey uniform items, and the use of working denims...

Source : "The Panzer Divisions" from Osprey
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2009 21:38

Tired Afrikakorps...

Source : "The Panzer Divisions" from Osprey
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 21 Oct 2009 14:08

This photograph is representative of Gebirgsjäger on campaign. Bearded and tired looking, this Unteroffizier clearly illustrates that life as a mountain trooper was not easy...

Source : "Gebirgsjäger, German Mountain Troops" from Osprey
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