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 Stephan » 10 Oct 2010 17:53

AlifRafikKhan wrote: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

There is a pair of boots hanging between them. One of them is surely helding them a little behind his back. Perhaps the other one barefoot has his boots too but more tightly behind his back? As both do held their arms backwards. Not all of them do.

Their feet seems to be clean, so they had not yet marched barefoot. They COULD have been just robbed the moment before - such surely happened. But not here - as we do see the boots held by them.
So what happened here? A visitation where they had to show if they did hide something in the shoes??

Or they had just run out from the barrack to appell - and had not the time to put on their shoes?




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

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 14 Oct 2010 22:27

The bombardment's effects on Argentan-Falaise are well illustrated by this photos, which shows a traumatised survivor of 200th Assault Gun Battalion. This picture was originally captioned as "a brutal degenerate looking type of Nazi"...

Source: Book "Battle for Caen" by Simon Trew and Stephen Badsey
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Re: Faces Of War (Worn-Out, Tired, Stressed, Scared, etc.)

Post by hawkeye 1 » 15 Oct 2010 05:32

Hi Alif,
Problem here is, it is not a German Uniform. So not a "brutal degenerate looking type of nazi".

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

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Oct 2010 09:43

I'm sure it's German uniform but without markings, Hawkeye... ;)

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

Post by HPL2008 » 17 Oct 2010 14:38

It's a field-grey assault gun jacket with piped, field-grey collar patches left "blank" after the removal of the skull emblems.

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

Post by Hundi » 17 Oct 2010 22:15

Heer Soldat in a village near Stalingrad
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Leutnant in stalingrad
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Osprey campaign 184 - Stalingrad 1942.

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

Post by Hundi » 17 Oct 2010 22:20

German Infantryman in the outskirts of Stalingrad, awaiting behind a wall to take the run to a better position.
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Wounded soldier (left)
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Osprey campaign 184 - Stalingrad 1942.

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Re: 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 » 26 Oct 2010 04:15

Tired faces of Léon Degrelle and his troops...

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

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 01 Nov 2010 05:00

Dead tired...

Photo courtesy of PzV

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

Post by John Hilly » 01 Nov 2010 12:02

I'm Only Sleeping...(The Beatles) :D
Early Pz.KfW. VI, Tiger, Ausf. E:

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Juha-Pekka :milwink:
"Die Blechtrommel trommelt noch!"

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

Post by Hundi » 07 Nov 2010 00:21

Heer soldat during the battle of Kursk.

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

Post by Hundi » 07 Nov 2010 00:23

French soldier in 1940, his face show his fear for the stukas flying on the area.

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

Post by tigre » 13 Nov 2010 04:54

Hello to all :D; here goes some pictures dealing with gebirgsjägern belonging to GJR 100 in France 1940........

Source: Gebirgsjaeger Photo Album - GJR 100. Historical Media. Sábado, 09 de Febrero de 2008, 13:09:57

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Faces Of War (Worn-Out, Tired, Stressed, Scared, etc.)

Post by tigre » 26 Nov 2010 23:21

Hello to all :D; one more............................

A nap on the motorcycle............

Source: Gebirgsjägers 1939-45. Ronald Kaltennegger.

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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