Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa. (ca. 1942) Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.
Thousands of German soldiers listening to a speech by Adolph Hitler, mid 1930s Nuremberg.[1166x1610]
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Cpt Maria Ivanovna Valley (1922-2010) flew 72 sorties in a Pe-2 dive bomber, dropped 45 tonnes of bombs, and shot down 3 enemy fighters. In 1944, she was deputy commander of the 125th Guards Bomber Regiment, 4rth Guards Bomber Division. In 1945, Valley's service to the USSR and her combat performance won her the top award of Hero of the Soviet Union.
The ruined interior of the Chancellery in Berlin after World War II,...
The ruined interior of the Chancellery in Berlin after World War II, showing the path of an American bomb which landed in the vicinity of Hitler's office. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Hermann Göring (12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946), was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as "the Blue Max". He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen, "the Red Baron". Göring made an appeal asking to be shot as a soldier instead of hanged as a common criminal he committed…
Ордена и медали России и СССР
Начало создания орденской системы России положил Петр I. До него единственным государственным знаком отличия являлась медаль. Ордена в России создавались по образу западноевропейских орденск