Reichsmarschall des Großdeutschen Reiches

“Even in the grave, all is not lost.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

Aviation ― World War I ― World War II
Classic Art ― Vintage Movies ― War History
I ❤ my sailor
⚓ Phillip J. Hyde ⚓

fuehrerbefehl:

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Maj. Gen. Erwin Rommel paddling across a French river in 1940

fuehrerbefehl:

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Maj. Gen. Erwin Rommel paddling across a French river in 1940


Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna
Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna
worldwar-two:

American soldiers training with barbed wire in preparation for the landing at Normandy, 1944. [x]

worldwar-two:

American soldiers training with barbed wire in preparation for the landing at Normandy, 1944. [x]

chromeus:

In Hasselt, 1944.

chromeus:

In Hasselt, 1944.

pilotsandpuppies:

Dachshund squadron mascots sits on top of a P-51

operationbarbarossa:

Wojtek, a Syrian brown bear, was the mascot of the 22nd Polish Artillery Support Company (22 Kompania Zaopartrywania Artylerii) of the Second Polish Corps. Found in the Persian mountains in 1942, he was adopted and traveled with the unit throughout the Middle East and Italy during WWII. He is reported to have helped move artillery ammunition at Monte Cassino, as depicted in the banner (above). After the war he was kept at the Edinburgh Zoo and was made a life member of the Scottish Polish Society. Wojtek passed away in 1963.

The first 5 photos above were taken during the Polish unit’s time in the Middle East in 1942.

The bottom photo is of Wojtek at the Winfield Aerodrome near Hutton in Berwickshire, the unit’s temporary home after the war; 1945.

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militaryarmament:

U.S. Marines with 1st Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment on the firing range at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 15, 2010, during training exercise Enhanced Mojave Viper. 

thrashturbate:

cynical-bee:

thrashturbate:

I’ll bet you’d look adorable grasping at the sheets on my bed

no matter how many times u compliment me im not making ur bed

this has to be one of the best responses I’ve gotten to this text post

historyofromanovs:

25 Photographs of Formal Photo Sessions {4/25}

historyofromanovs:

25 Photographs of Formal Photo Sessions {4/25}
returntodecency:

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich 

returntodecency:

Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich 

speciesbarocus:

Antonio Ponte - Augustusburg Palace (2010).

5sswiking:

Michael Wittmann was born in Vogelthal on 22 April 1914. He joined the German Army in 1934 and was accepted into the Leibstandarte Division. He was commissioned as an officer in 1941, and later joined a new Tiger Tank unit. His fame grew in correspondence with the increasing number of knocked-out enemy tanks. In one day at the Battle of Kursk, he personally destroyed eight tanks and seven artillery pieces, eventually reaching a tally of thirty tanks and twenty-eight artillery pieces by the battle’s end. In 1944 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross, adding the Oak Leaves shortly after. It was in Normandy that Wittmann sealed his reputation and place in history. At the village of Villers-Bocage he single-handedly an entire Allied tank column at point blank-range with his Tiger, and was only stopped when his vehicle was disabled. He was awarded the Swords for his extraordinary feat of bravery and skill. He was killed in battle on 8 August 1944, outnumbered and outgunned by a squadron of Canadian M4 Sherman Fireflys. He died the most successful tank ace ever. His tally was more than 138 enemy tanks and 132 artillery pieces, plus many other vehicles.

5sswiking:

Michael Wittmann was born in Vogelthal on 22 April 1914. He joined the German Army in 1934 and was accepted into the Leibstandarte Division. He was commissioned as an officer in 1941, and later joined a new Tiger Tank unit. His fame grew in correspondence with the increasing number of knocked-out enemy tanks. In one day at the Battle of Kursk, he personally destroyed eight tanks and seven artillery pieces, eventually reaching a tally of thirty tanks and twenty-eight artillery pieces by the battle’s end. In 1944 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross, adding the Oak Leaves shortly after. It was in Normandy that Wittmann sealed his reputation and place in history. At the village of Villers-Bocage he single-handedly an entire Allied tank column at point blank-range with his Tiger, and was only stopped when his vehicle was disabled. He was awarded the Swords for his extraordinary feat of bravery and skill. He was killed in battle on 8 August 1944, outnumbered and outgunned by a squadron of Canadian M4 Sherman Fireflys. He died the most successful tank ace ever. His tally was more than 138 enemy tanks and 132 artillery pieces, plus many other vehicles.

5sswiking:

SS-Obersturmführer Karl Nicolussi-Leck of the Wiking Division in the cupola of his Panther after he was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his leadership and courage during the Battle of Kovel. Nicolussi-Leck led a group of 7 Panther from his 8. Kompanie on a drive to reach the besieged city on 30 March 1944. Despite being ordered to turn back owing to ferocious resistance, Nicolussi-Leck pressed on and reached his beleaguered comrades, his Panther being the first vehicle to break through the Soviet encirclement.

5sswiking:

SS-Obersturmführer Karl Nicolussi-Leck of the Wiking Division in the cupola of his Panther after he was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his leadership and courage during the Battle of Kovel. Nicolussi-Leck led a group of 7 Panther from his 8. Kompanie on a drive to reach the besieged city on 30 March 1944. Despite being ordered to turn back owing to ferocious resistance, Nicolussi-Leck pressed on and reached his beleaguered comrades, his Panther being the first vehicle to break through the Soviet encirclement.