Dem Deutschen Volke

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles,
Über alles in der Welt.

Two soldiers standing guard in wintery attire, probably somewhere on the Eastern front. Apart from fur/leather greatcoats, the man on the left also has fur handwarmers and a scarf to cover his ears, whilst the one on the right has earmuffs. Gloves were no option, as they had to keep their Gew98 at the ready. The soldier on the right is wearing his belt on top of the coat, supporting the M1909 ammo pouches with breadbag straps, on which two Stielhandgranate are also hooked. 
A crisp shot of a Seasoned Landwehr Sentry on the bitterly cold Russian front
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German balloon observation crew

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German balloon observation crew

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Probably the greatest flying ace of the First World War?

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Probably the greatest flying ace of the First World War?

Kamerad Feldgrau
The Zwinger Palace in Dresden (1900)

The Zwinger Palace in Dresden (1900)

Image of Dresden during the 1890s. Landmarks include Dresden Frauenkirche, Augustus Bridge, and Katholische Hofkirche.
The streets of Dresden in the early 20th century 
The view of Dresden from the town hall over theAltstadt (old town), 1910

The view of Dresden from the town hall over theAltstadt (old town), 1910

It was a movie about American bombers in World War II and the gallant men who flew them. Seen backwards by Billy, the story went like this: American planes, full of holes and wounded men and corpses took off backwards from an airfield in England. Over France, a few German fighter planes flew at them backwards, sucked bullets and shell fragments from some of the planes and crewmen. They did the same for wrecked American bombers on the ground, and those planes flew up backwards to join the formation.
The formation flew backwards over a German city that was in flames. The bombers opened their bomb bay doors, exerted a miraculous magnetism which shrunk the fires, gathered them into cylindrical steel containers , and lifted the containers into the bellies of the planes. The containers were stored neatly in racks. The Germans below had miraculous devices of their own, which were long steel tubes. They used them to suck more fragments from the crewmen and planes. But there were still a few wounded Americans though and some of the bombers were in bad repair. Over France though, German fighters came up again, made everything and everybody as good as new.
When the bombers got back to their base, the steel cylinders were taken from the racks and shipped back to the United States of America, where factories were operating night and day, dismantling the cylinders, separating the dangerous contents into minerals. Touchingly, it was mainly women who did this work. The minerals were then shipped to specialists in remote areas. It was their business to put them into the ground, to hide them cleverly, so they would never hurt anybody ever again. The American fliers turned in their uniforms, became high school kids. And Hitler turned into a baby.

~Kurt VonnegutSlaughterhouse-Five

A Lancaster dropping bundles of 4 lb (1.8 kg) stick incendiaries over Duisburgon 14–15 October 1944.

Lancaster dropping bundles of 4 lb (1.8 kg) stick incendiaries over Duisburgon 14–15 October 1944.

Seconds later, the same aircraft releases the main part of its load, a 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) HC "cookie" and 108 30 lb (14 kg) “J” incendiaries.

Seconds later, the same aircraft releases the main part of its load, a 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) HC "cookie" and 108 30 lb (14 kg) “J” incendiaries.

The ruins of Dresden