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The Arch of Victory, Munich, Germany - The Bavarian army, which was decisively involved in the victory against Napoleon, is dignified therewith. The chariot of Bavaria on the top of the arch is pulled by four lions. The inscription “Dem Sieg geweiht, vom Krieg zerstört, zum Frieden mahnend” (Dedicated to the victory, destroyed by war, to remind the peace) was placed there after World War II.

The Arch of Victory, Munich, Germany - The Bavarian army, which was decisively involved in the victory against Napoleon, is dignified therewith. The chariot of Bavaria on the top of the arch is pulled by four lions. The inscription “Dem Sieg geweiht, vom Krieg zerstört, zum Frieden mahnend” (Dedicated to the victory, destroyed by war, to remind the peace) was placed there after World War II.

Chasseur à pied / Grabenmagazin für Gew 98  No correspondence.   Decorated Bavarian infantrymen pose with two French prisoners of war. The fellow in the centre wear the insignia of the Chasseur à pied (French light infantry) on his helmet, the other one isn't so clear.   Of note is the 20-round Grabenmagazin fitted to the Gew 98 on the right. These magazines were generally issued to troops in defensive positions as they were cumbersome and generally unpopular with the men in the field.

Chasseur à pied / Grabenmagazin für Gew 98 No correspondence. Decorated Bavarian infantrymen pose with two French prisoners of war. The fellow in the centre wear the insignia of the Chasseur à pied (French light infantry) on his helmet, the other one isn't so clear. Of note is the 20-round Grabenmagazin fitted to the Gew 98 on the right. These magazines were generally issued to troops in defensive positions as they were cumbersome and generally unpopular with the men in the field.

Berlin 1945

German citizens sifting through piles of rubble which fill the streets looking for wood & other useful items while clearing debris along Oberwall Strasse, where some of the most bitter fighting for control of Berlin took place.

Little girl playing with guns left on streets of Berlin after war in 1945

Little girl playing with guns left on streets of Berlin after war in 1945

Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

Normandy, 1944. German troops surrender to a GI. *Note the Allied soldier is holding a German Luger pistol on them.

Normandy, 1944. German troops surrender to a GI. *Note the Allied soldier is holding a German Luger pistol on them.

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