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German Afrikakorps soldiers reading "Deutsche Illustrierte" and "Die Woche" magazines in their staff car that parked in the barren North African desert, while a Kar98k rifle protruding in the back seat. "Deutsche Illustrierte" was a large-format weekly magazine, while "Die Woche" was a weekly issued family magazine. These magazines are packed with photos and home front activities. It also depicts news, art, culture etc.
Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK) soldiers on the open rear gate of a truck. One has received a field main package from home. The contents are eagerly inspected - cigarettes, a piece of ham and a sausage. Behind the side one can see two drinking water canisters. Gasoline and water canisters had the same appearance, and so in order to prevent accidental mix-ups, a white cross was painted on both sides of the water canisters.
An Afrikakorps’ VW KdF Kübelwagen Typ 82 near the Akarit defensive line, the last natural barrier preventing access to the coastal plain of Tunisia from the South. In the passenger seat, Generalmajor Kurt Freiherr von Liebenstein (2nd from left), the commanding officer of 164. Leichte Afrika-Division (note the pennant denoted his command ), speaks with one of his men.
Note also the oversize tires that offered better performance on soft surfaces like sand.
The picture was taken in late March/early April 1943. On May 10, 1943, he was decorated with Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross). Three days later he surrendered to the British in Tunisia, with the 164th Infantry earning the distinction of being "the last major German formation in North Africa to lay down its arms". He was sent to Trent Park , a special camp for generals north of London. In 1955, he joined the Bundeswehr. In 1960, he retired as Generalmajor.
Somewhere in the North African desert: DAK (Deutsches Afrikakorps) soldier get ready to wear his shoes in a feldbett (field cot) near his Kübelwagen (number plate WH, Wehrmacht Heer, 936769) while his friend still wrapped in blanket. These feldbett could be a "liberated" cots - either British or American because it had a different style of cot than the one seen being used in Russia - more akin to US cots
German vehicles in the North African desert. The picture was taken by General Erwin Rommel, commander of the Afrikakorps, from his Fieseler Fi 156 "Storch" during his reconnaisance mission to the front
Officer of the German Afrikakorps in front of Italian vehicle.
They are wearing tropical uniform with pith helmet (tropenhelm).
Photo taken by General Erwin Rommel during his Campaign in North Africa, 1941
German war machines in the North African desert. The picture was taken by General Erwin Rommel, commander of the Afrikakorps, from his Fieseler Fi 156 "Storch" during his reconnaisance mission to the front
to young to remember the tv show Rat Patrol ?
I know of it.
the Nazi on the show has been a lead character on the soap opera " Young and Restless " forever.
Hans Gudegast/Eric Braeden.
Cute little kid...
Awwww....bless 'is little cotton socks!
That's one of the most adorable things I've seen!!