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Chief of Artillery of the 144-th Infantry Regiment and his brothers in arms at the review. Their own helmets they have lost or broken so they have to used the german in fear of the superiors. Austria May 1945. [802x546]

Veterans of the Rifle Regiment Guards Rifle Division

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Bavarian Jäger Battalion during the Franco-Prussian War

August von Mackensen. "The Last Hussar" (December 6th, 1849 - November 8th, 1945) He started his service in 1869 as a volunteer with the Prussian 2nd Life Hussars Regiment and after he become Generalfeldmarschall .  He impressed the kaiser who ordered that from 17 June 1893 Mackensen command the 1st Life Hussars Regiment He received the medal Blue Max "Pour Le Mérite" and the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross.  #wwi #wwii #worldwar1 #worldwar2 #war #general #ironcross #history

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Execution of Anton Dostler.

German General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in the Aversa stockade. The General was convicted and sentenced to death by an American military tribunal.

New Zealanders with captured German caps and Jacket, Africa 1942

New Zealanders with captured German caps and jackets, Africa 1942

Fritz Sauckel. In Nuremberg Trials he was sentenced to death by hanging & executed on 16 October 1946 in Nuremberg Prison.

Fritz Sauckel was a very powerful Gauleiter during WWII and was an early Nazi party member joining in 1921 and was a favorite of Hitler all the way to the end of the war.

Blindfolded German officers are led back to their own lines under white flags after a talk with officers of the 9th Infantry, 2nd Division, who are fighting near Brest, France. The Germans sent an Army major, Navy captain, and a Marine chief petty officer to the Yank lines for a conference. August 19th, 1944.

Blindfolded German officers are led back to own lines after talk with officers of Inf,near Brest,France

The officer giving the Hitler salute in the foreground was in charge of the POW exchange for the Germans. Andrew Gerow Hodges, the American Red Cross representative in the dark uniform in the center, set up the prisoner exchange in Brittany in November 1944. Pvt. Harry Glixon of Sarasota, Fla. was a member of the 301st Infantry Regiment, 94th Division of the 3rd Army who was exchanged by the enemy.

Negotiations for POW swap German and American officers along with Red Cross facilitator Andrew Gerow Hodge who set the whole thing up - Nov. 149 prisoners from each side were exchanged.

Irmgard Huber, chief nurse at Hadamar Institute. After the war she was tried and first given a life sentence. She was released in @ 1951 and lived in the town of Hadamar, dying of natural causes in 1972.

Irmgard Huber, chief nurse at Hadamar Institute. After the war she was tried and first given a life sentence. She was released in @ 1951 and lived in the town of Hadamar, dying of natural causes in

The command echelon of the 144th Regiment, 49th Guards Rifle Division, poses for a victory group portrait somewhere in Austria in May 1945. Note how several of the officers sport German steel helmets. According to veterans of the regiment, the reason for the change in the dress code was that the regiment's supply of helmets was very short.

The command echelon of the 144th Regiment, 49th Guards Rifle Division, poses for a victory group portrait somewhere in Austria in May 1945. Note how several of the officers sport German steel helmets. According to veterans of the regiment, the reason for the change in the dress code was that the regiment's supply of helmets was very short.

French colonial troops from a famous Senegalese regiment, who were captured by the Germans in 1940 and forced to work in labor details, chat with a French officer and an American sergeant soon after their escape to the American lines in Normandy. They said they wanted to join Allied forces and carry on the fight against the Germans.

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Lt. Col. Bertram Kalisch, left, Forest Milles, LI, NY, and Lt. Col. J. K. French, right, Fairfax County, VA, discuss terms of surrender with German Maj. Gen. Erich Elster and his staff at the River Loire.  Although the General is surrendering 20,000 troops, he seems cheerful.  Romorantin, France, 09/15/1944.

A German general confers with his American captors. The conversation seems amicable enough, a view apparently not shared by the German without a cap.

World War II - Historical Pictures - German prisoner 1945

Young German prisoners captured by British Armoured Division in the village of Levern, Germany, 4 April

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