Photographs

Erich von Manstein on the Eastern Front, 1943

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Erich von Manstein photographed while smoking a cigar alongside a few Turkish Generals on the Eastern Front, sometime during June 1943. Although Turkey remained neutral until February 1945 (when it joined the allied cause), turkish generals traveled to the front in order to observe German military technology. Before joining the …

Hermann Goering’s wines at the Cricova cellars

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Located no more than 15 kilometers from Chisinau, the Cricova winery is a must see attraction for anybody visiting the country of Moldova. As you descend into the catacombs which are housing 120 kms of labyrinthine roadways, you will come to discover a magnificent underground “wine city”, with one of …

A fancy Fraulein at Cafe Wien in Berlin, 1946

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A fancy Fräulein relaxing at the famous Cafe Wien, located in Berlin on Kurfurstendamm Avenue, sometime during 1946. Cafe Wien was a large, internationally reputed cafe and confectionery (cake shop) opened in 1919 by German gastronomer Karl Kutschera, and for a long time it was a meeting place for the …

Ponte Santa Trinita temporary restoration, 1944

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Ponte Santa Trinita, located downstream of Ponte Vecchio in Firenze, Italy, was built between 1567 to 1569 by Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammannati. The bridge was destroyed by retreating Wehrmacht forces on the night of August 3rd 1944, as the advancing British 8th Army pressured the Germans to leave the city …

Mexican family leaving to help with US labor shortages

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Mexican family preparing to cross the border in order to work on farms in the USA, as part of the Bracero Program in 1944. The program was put in place as the US was struggling with labor shortages during World War 2, and lasted for almost two decades after the …

Albert Einstein at the Royal Albert Hall in London, 1933

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Albert Einstein delivering a speech at the Royal Albert Hall in London, during a gathering to aid the Jewish refugee fund. October, 1933. In March 1933, while returning to Europe after a visit to the United States, and learning about the passing of the Enabling Act in Germany (which gave …

Arado Ar 196 Luftwaffe floatplane in Crete

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Arado AR 196 floatplane of the Luftwaffe flying above the Suda Bay in Crete, 1942-1943. The Arado AR 196 was a shipboard reconnaissance, fixed-wing aircraft, which was first introduced in 1938 and served for the entirety of the war. It was highly appreciated by Luftwaffe pilots due to its excellent …

Boy reading in bombed London library, 1940

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Famous photograph of a young boy reading among the ruins of a London library during the German Blitz campaign in 1940. The German Blitz bombing campaign of Great Britain took place between September 1940 and May 1941, and was an integral (albeit distinct) part of the Battle of Britain. It …

Fuhrerbunker conference room, July 1945

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Fuhrerbunker conference room photographed in July 1945. The conference room was positioned right next to the chamber in which Adolf Hitler committed suicide on April 30th, 1945. The Führerbunker fell into Soviet hands in early May after the Fall of Berlin, and the first images of its interior were captured …

Berlin – Munich Reichsautobahn, June 1939

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The Berlin – Munich Reichsautobahn (A9 today), Southeast of Dessau, photographed in June 1939. Its first section was inaugurated in 1936 and the last was finished by 1941, making A9 Germany’s first completed autobahn. Approximately 3,870 kilometers of highways were built in Nazi Germany during the “Reichsautobahn project”. Book suggestion …