The photograph above shows Soviet and German officers meeting and have a conversation at the Polish city of Brest, September 22nd, 1939. On the left, a Soviet officer, on the right, a German officer, in the middle, a German unteroffizier and probably even a translator. The USSR and Nazi Germany worked together in conquering part of Eastern Europe of which this picture is testimony. This photo was taken during Soviet–German Military Parade in Brześć-nad-Bugiem on September 22nd, 1939. The Soviets and Germans met to celebrate the victory over Poland. That September, in violation of their own treaties with Poland, both of these allies invaded and partitioned the Second Polish Republic. Thus began #WW2 . The Soviet and German troops met on numerous occasions. The most remarkable event of this kind occurred at Brest-Litovsk on September 22. The German 19th Panzer Corps, commanded by General Heinz Guderian, had occupied the city, which lay within the Soviet sphere of interest. When the Soviet 29th Tank Brigade, commander by S. M. Krivoshein, approached, the commanders negotiated that the German troops would withdraw and the Soviet troops would enter the city saluting each other. At Brest-Litovsk, Soviet and German commanders held a joint victory parade before German forces withdrew westward behind a new demarcation line. The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact on August 23rd, 1939 included a secret protocol that divided territories of Poland between Germany and Soviet Union. The Soviets agreed to aid Germany in the event of France or the Britain going to war with Germany over Poland and, in a secret protocol of the pact, the Germans and the Soviets agreed to divide Eastern Europe, including Poland, into two spheres of influence; the western 1/3 of the country was to go to Germany and the eastern 2/3 to the Soviet Union. According to Stalin, the joint aim of the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany was to “re-establish peace and order” in the territories of the “former Polish state”, which had been destroyed by the “collapse of the former Polish state”, and to help the Polish people establish new conditions for its political life. Needless to say, that the.. #wwii#war CONTINUED⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇
German soldiers in a dug out waiting for an enemy artillery barrage to lift, 1917. Fifteen pensive looking faces, each man contemplating his fate as they await the enemy barrage to lift and prepare to repel an enemy assault. The original text on the back of the photo read: “Real photo taken of German infantry in a dug out. This is a typical dug out, and you will notice there isn’t room enough to lay full length. To dear Hilda from Bernard”. These soldiers are Stosstruppen or Stormtroopers and are waiting for the assault in their shelter. Notice the different kinds of bayonets issued by the German army. At the end of the war, the German army issued a new kind of saw-bayonet causing more damage to the human body than the classic ones.The soldiers caught carrying such bayonets weren’t taken prisoner but were horribly mutilated. All the soldiers in this picture have facial hair without having a beard, because having a beard made it difficult to get a proper seal on the gas mask. The two men in the center are wearing trench armour or Grabenpanzer. Delivered towards the end of 1916, the model 1916 Grabenpanzer was, depending on the size, a 9 kg (20 lbs) to 15 kg (33 lbs) construction made of four steel plates which protected the wearer against bullets and shrapnel. The helmet they’re wearing is the Model 1916 Stahlhelm, known to the British as the “coal scuttle” due to its distinctive shape. It first entered service with the Germany Army during the Battle of Verdun in 1916. The new model greatly increased the survival rates of German head casualties. Post by @fuehrer_of_photography. _________________________________
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