RARE HISTORY WW2 PICTURES

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Rare gripping images from history and war. Especially Second World War and Nazi Germany with added emphasis on the crucial Ostfront, that is Eastern Front.
RARE HISTORY WW2 PICTURES
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Millions of Germans were expelled from many European countries in 1945

The end of saw millions of Germans being expelled from East Prussia, Poland, Czechoslovakia back to Germany.

German soldiers retreating in December 1941. The harsh winter and the Red offensive had them reeling.

German soldiers retreating in December The harsh winter and the Red offensive had them reeling.

Stavka bringing in fresh Siberian troops to throw the Germans off near Moscow. Winter 1941.

Some images from the eastern Front in 1941 during the Second World War. Most historians agree that the Eastern Front was decisive in defeating Nazi Germany.

Ill-clothed and harried German soldiers on the outskirts of Moscow in December 1941.

Some images from the eastern Front in 1941 during the Second World War. Most historians agree that the Eastern Front was decisive in defeating Nazi Germany.

A German supply train in Russia. Supply is crucial in any military action. As the Germans moved deeper into Russia their supply-lines got stretched.

Some images from the eastern Front in 1941 during the Second World War. Most historians agree that the Eastern Front was decisive in defeating Nazi Germany.

Russian women fraternizing with German soldiers in occupied Russia. Perhaps they were too hasty in betting on the German side.

Some images from the eastern Front in 1941 during the Second World War. Most historians agree that the Eastern Front was decisive in defeating Nazi Germany.

Hitler's orders were that all Soviet political officers (Commissars) were to be executed after capture.

Russian Campaign German troops await on orders for the next advance, as two Political Commisars are led to the rear and their place of interrogation and execution. There was absolutely no mercy for the political elite.

In 1941 the Soviet air force had unwieldy obsolete planes like the I-16 (Yak) which were remorselessly destroyed by the Luftwaffe.

In 1941 the Soviet air force had unwieldy obsolete planes like the (Yak) which were remorselessly destroyed by the Luftwaffe.

The Stuka Dive Bombers. JU-87. These played a major part in early days of Barbarossa in destroying Soviet forward positions and warplanes. Later in the war they became obsolete and thus easy pickings for Soviet fighters and ack-ack.

The Stuka Dive Bombers. These played a major part in early days of Barbarossa in destroying Soviet forward positions and warplanes. Later in the war they became obsolete and thus easy pickings for Soviet fighters and ack-ack.

A Soviet commander (Lopashov, later a Hero of the Soviet Union) gives his men a pep talk in 1941. he was killed in action in 1943.

Some images from the eastern Front in 1941 during the Second World War. Most historians agree that the Eastern Front was decisive in defeating Nazi Germany.

Germans in Minsk

Some images from the eastern Front in 1941 during the Second World War. Most historians agree that the Eastern Front was decisive in defeating Nazi Germany.

Waffen SS soldiers at the 'Stalin Line', a series of fortifications built by the Russians on the 1939 borders. By 1941 many of the bunkers were incomplete and not used by the Red Army.

Some images from the eastern Front in 1941 during the Second World War. Most historians agree that the Eastern Front was decisive in defeating Nazi Germany.

Russian T 26 tanks attack the German Panzers near Smolensk in 1941.

Russian T 26 tanks attack the German Panzers near Smolensk in