Prisoner of War

Hanged German Major

The final battles, as PoW and documents. Pictures from the final battle as well as documents from the time as POW and Nazi era. In the last phase of war in Germany, the remaining soldiers of the 214th Infantry Division… learn more

Battle at the Vistula 1945

pain of an innocent creature, as well as the millions of humans, in a terrible war

Last Russian Winter Offensive On January 12, 1945 the 1st Byelorussian Front (Marshal Zhukov) and the 1st Ukrainian Front (Marshal Konev) attacked on a wide front line from Warsaw to Jaslo. At the same time, north of Warsaw, Rokossowskis 2nd… learn more

Military passport Wehrmacht

German military passport Wehrmacht

German military passport of the Wehrmacht from WW2. Extracts from the German army passport the uncle of the author. In a Wehrmacht Wehrpass there are some interesting information about the conscription, weapons training, operational use, units, wounds etc.   Previous… learn more

Iron Cross

awarding document for the Iron Cross

The Iron Cross and killed at the Russian Front. WW2 pictures of the author’s uncle in different German army tank unit uniforms. He was as anti-tank gunner with the 8th Panzer Division on the Russian front, where he received the… learn more

Russian Front

WW2 pictures from the Russian Front in 1944. Pictures from a German soldier on the Russian Front in 1944. The Narva front in the Baltic States from the first half of the year and from Poland from the Vistula Front… learn more

Norway 1942-1944

WW2 pictures from Norway 1942 - 1944

WW2 pictures from Norway 1942 – 1944. Pictures from a soldier of the Wehrmacht in Norway between 1942 and 1944. The photos are from the occupation times and from the preparations to reorganize the 214th Infantry Division as a combat… learn more

German elite combat group

German elite combat group.

German elite fighting force

German elite combat group.

Elite Combat Group of the Wehrmacht in full action. Unit of the grandfather (in the center in fierce hug by a comrade) of the author during WW2 in grueling occupation duty in Norway.

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PoWs and official trips

Russian 'Hiwis'

WW2 pictures from Russian PoW’s and official trips. Pictures from a soldier of the Wehrmacht about Russian prisoners of war (PoW’s), which served for the 214th Infantry Division in Norway as so-called ‘Hiwis‘ and from official trips to Germany and… learn more

Landscapes in Norway

Landscapes in Norway

WW2 pictures from landscapes in Norway. Pictures from landscapes in Norway taken by a soldier of the 214th Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht. Unfortunately, for most of them there are now information about the statement of place or date. It… learn more

Occupation of Norway 1941

Norway 1941

Pictures from the occupation duties in Norway 1941. Pictures from Norway during the occupation duties in the year 1941 taken by a soldier of the 214th Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht at Kristiansand . As the winter in Norway seems… learn more

Warships in Norway

Cruiser Admiral Hipper

Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper and other warships in Norway. Pictures from the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and other warships and ships in Norway. These pictures were taken from a soldier of the 214th Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht at… learn more

Kristiansand 1940

Kristiansand 1940

Kristiansand in 1940. These pictures were taken from a soldier of the German 214th Infantry Division in Kristiansand, Norway, in 1940. Please click to enlarge or to watch a slide show on one of the pictures. Previous page: Oslo 1940… learn more

Oslo 1940

Oslo and on the drive in 1940. This pictures were taken at Oslo and on the drive of the German 214th infantry division to Kristiansand in 1940. Please click to enlarge or to watch a slide show on one of… learn more

Sea transport to Norway

Sea trasnport

Sea transport to Norway. These pictures were taken during the sea transport of the German 214th Infantry division to Norway. Please click to enlarge or to watch a slide show on one of the pictures.   Previous page: Shipping to… learn more

Shipping to Norway

Shipping to Norway

Loading ships for the transportation to Norway. These pictures have been photographed during loading for shipment to Norway at the Port of Aalborg (Denmark). Supply or repair units, such as the workshop-company of 214th Infantry Division, to which the grandfather… learn more

Operation Weser Crossing

Altmark

Operation Weser Crossing (Unternehmen Weserübung), the German invasion of Denmark and Norway in April 1940 The six-month hiatus known as the ‘Phony War’ lasted from September 1939 until April 1940, when Germany invaded Norway and Denmark. Early in 1940 Hitler… learn more

Preparations 1940

Preparations

Preparations for the operations in Norway 1940. Here are some of the photographes which were pictured in Germany in 1940 and are showing the preparations for the operation in Norway. Please click to enlarge or to watch a slideshow on… learn more

Siegfried Line

At the Siegfried Line in Winter 1939-40. Here are some of the pictures taken in 1939 and winter 1940 during the service at the Siegfried Line in Western Germany at the beginning of Wolrd War Two. Please click to enlarge… learn more

Pre-War Germany

Pre-War Pictures from Germany. Here are some of the pictures taken by a soldier of the Wehrmacht in Germany before WW2. Please click to enlarge or to watch a slideshow on one of the pictures.   Next page: At the… learn more

Hitler Pictures

Collection of pictures about Adolf Hitler. Hitler was the driving force and uncontested leader of National Socialism, whose rise and design he caused. He led his ‘movement’ from the smallest beginnings to everything dominant power in Germany. And it was… learn more