Stalingrad, June 1942: A German combat team prepares to move into the ruins to fight the Soviet defenders. The first soldier on the right rests on a stick grenade; the comrade next to him is carrying a 50-mm mortar, base plate and all, on his shoulder (and easy 40 pounds or more). All men carry a full pack plus ammo.
Head and shoulders portrait of a very handsome, but sober looking German soldier. WWII All uniforms, helmets and gear are authentic and true to the period. Copy Space. Aged photograph. Model Release available.
An early SS-VT (SS-Verfügungstruppe) studio portrait showing all the hallmarks of the early Waffen-SS uniform to include the pointed shoulder boards, SS eagle in triangle on the side cap, early skull button on the side cap, numbered SS collar tab and striped piped collar.