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SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Kurt Meyer (Summer 1941). Nicknamed "Panzer Meyer" (1910-1961), he served as an officer in the Waffen-SS during the World War II. He saw action in the invasion of France, Operation Barbarossa, and the Battle of Normandy. After the war, he was put on trial for war crimes relating to the shooting of Allied prisoners in Normandy, for which he was sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted to life imprisonment. He petitioned for clemency and was released in 1954.


German soldiers examine a Russian trench during the advance towards Moscow, circa 1941.


Life was dull in the trenches. When the Colonel General asked for a volunteer to walk his dog, there were over 10,000 applicants. The poor dog was completely exhausted.


German MG34 gun crew in action on the Eastern Front. Credit to Mike Gepp for the colorization. In my opinion, he is the best I've seen at colorizing World War II photographs.( original caption)