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

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

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 04 Dec 2014 19:22

In early November 1943 the Soviet High Command launched a massive offensive to seize Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. The Red Army pushed across the Dnieper and threatened to open a breach between the Wehrmacht’s Army Group South and its neighbour to the north, Army Group Center. Since things were getting hot with the fall of Kiev, the Leibstandarte Division was rushed to the Eastern Front from Italy to put out the fire. Here a Panzergrenadier, who was at the front for days, gives a situation report and shows particular targets in the field to a Panther crew during the swirling tank battles to the west of Kiev in late 1943. Large numbers of Panther tanks saw service with the Leibstandarte Division in the Ukraine, inflicting heavy losses on the Soviets.
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Re: Faces Of War (Worn-Out, Tired, Stressed, Scared, etc.)

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 24 Dec 2014 16:58

389. Infanterie-Division at Stalingrad. Battle for the Tractor Factory, October 1942...

Source: Book "Stalingrad Inferno: The Infantryman's War" by Gordon Rottman & Ronald Volstad
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Re: Faces Of War (Worn-Out, Tired, Stressed, Scared, etc.)

Post by Shooter McGavin » 19 Feb 2015 12:29

An injured SS soldier surrendering to US troops in Normandy 1944
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Source: "Hitler's Elite" by Chris McNab
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Post by Shooter McGavin » 22 Apr 2015 23:10

A Grossdeutschland frontline command conference during the battle for Kursk.
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Source: "Elite Units of the Third Reich" by Tim Ripley
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Re: Faces Of War (Worn-Out, Tired, Stressed, Scared, etc.)

Post by Patches » 16 Jun 2015 19:00

Kursk. July, 1943.

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Not sure on what side this kid is on, based on his uniform. Perhaps Soviet?

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Post by John Hilly » 17 Jun 2015 13:07

Yes, he's Soviet.
"Die Blechtrommel trommelt noch!"

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

Post by Shooter McGavin » 08 Aug 2015 21:15

A german soldier moves forward cautiously through the ruins around Kursk.
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"The Marshall Cavendish encyclopedia of Word War 2" Vol. 10
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Post by Shooter McGavin » 21 Aug 2015 21:57

German infantryman of Army Group A in September 1942.
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The stress showing on the face of this soldier is understandable.... He's fighting in Stalingrad.
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Source for both pics: "Stalingrad the Infernal Cauldren" by Stephen Walsh
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Post by Carney » 13 Sep 2015 07:27

Shooter McGavin wrote:A german soldier moves forward cautiously through the ruins around Kursk.
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"The Marshall Cavendish encyclopedia of Word War 2" Vol. 10
Wait, are those bullet holes in his helmet?

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

Post by Shooter McGavin » 16 Sep 2015 05:04

Wait, are those bullet holes in his helmet?[/quote]

Good question! What strikes me is: Why is he alone in that battlefield wasteland!? Is he the last soldier of a depleted squad or are they trying to avoid snipers by not grouping? The soldier has his ammo ready and seems to be trying to keep his head low.

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

Post by tigre » 30 Jan 2020 22:55

Hello to all :D; something more: Resting - France 1940.
Source: Abbeville Erinnerungsbuch Der Division Blümm
Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Post by spindoctor » 30 Apr 2020 04:50

These are amazing. Thanks.

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