Battle of Grosswardein, precursor to Battle of Debrecen, in World War 2. In late September, 1944, the German 23rd Panzer division was ordered to clear Grosswardein (aka Oradea or Nagyvárad) and environs occupied by Soviet and Romanian forces (who had switched sides a month earlier). In late September, 1944, the German 23rd Panzer division was ordered to clear Grosswardein (aka Oradea or Nagyvárad) and environs occupied by Soviet and Romanian forces (who had switched sides a month earlier). This was prelude to the World War 2 Battle of Debrecen, in October, 1944. Map shows areas of interest and reflects German treatment of Grosswardein and Debrecen as part of Hungary (Northern Transylvania), A German 88mm artillery piece is seen being towed uphill by a SdKfz 6 half-track. Battery of German 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 cannons being fired from high ground. Their shells striking at edge of wooded area. View of shells being loaded. Chalk writing on one "trotzdem siegen win" or in English "We will win despite all this". German Panther medium tanks move at the head of a column that includes Stug III and other armor. A Stug III camouflaged with tree branches. German armor advancing across and open field. Two tanks parked, and their crew members watching the battlefield. Explosions in the field. German machine gunners firing against Soviet infantry. Romanian soldiers surrendering in a grove of trees, are searched and processed. German infantry moving through field of corn stalks, along with armored personnel carriers (Schutzenpanzerwagen SdKfz 250/10 Neu). A truck burning in the field, with a field piece attached on a towbar.
Flanders Hitler Youth units and Eastern Front volunteers at a ceremony in Ghent, Belgium during World War II. Trumpeters play on a parapet. The Eastern Front volunteers marching in a column holding swastika flags in Gravensteen, the Castle of the Counts (Ghent's oldest monument dating from 800 AD). Several others watching them march. Men and women units of Flanders Hitler Youth and Eastern Front volunteers standing in formation during a ceremony on the castle ground. An insignia on the castle. An officer holding a swastika flag marches leading Flanders Hitler Youth units. A few officers standing in formation in front of the castle. An officer shaking hands with an Eastern Front volunteer and handing over the swastika flag to the volunteer. The volunteers standing in formation holding swastika flags. The volunteers wearing armbands with swastika sign.
Eastern Front battle of Soviet army as it repels the German Wehrmacht from a Soviet city, and captures German POW's. The German prisoners are marched into Soviet prison camps in winter snow covered landscape under guard of Russian Army soldiers. Aerial view of massive invasion force in English Channel on D-Day for the the Invasion of Normandy. View from landing craft of American infantry going ashore. Allied soldiers taking fire from German enemy during D-Day beach landings. Allied armies moving inland through France seen in combat with Germans in French villages and towns. Many German prisoners rounded-up and seen marching toward prison camps under British and U.S. Army guard.
German Pz.III, Panther and Tiger tanks firing and Stuka-zu-Fuss rockets firing at Russian positions on Eastern Front, during World War II. Burning vehicle.
Panther G of 12th SS Panzer Division (Hitler Jugend) fires on Canadian positions in mid-June 1944, in Normandy. Empty shells.thrown out of tank by German crewman. Scenes of smoke and fire.
Allied campaign against the Axis in 1944 during World War II. The Soviet Army advances towards Romania after running over Ukraine. The tanks advance. German soldiers captured by the Soviet Army.
German Army retreats from the Eastern Front and destroy railroads and villages in their way, during World War II. A map shows German expansion on the eastern front in Estonian LIthuanian border in Europe, during World War II. German soldiers retreat from the eastern front towards a new line of defense. German soldiers dynamite railroad tracks and retreat from a burning village. Natives of the village evacuate it with their luggage and livestock. Soviet tanks and trucks damaged by German small arms and artillery fired.