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Very rare photo of the great Michael Wittmann in a Tiger tank near Belgorod, April 20, 1943. Wittmann is the person standing in the Tiger’s commander’s cupola.

Very rare photo of the great Michael Wittmann in a Tiger tank near Belgorod, April 20, 1943. Wittmann is the person standing in the Tiger’s commander’s cupola.

Australian troops approach a German-held strong point under the protection of a heavy smoke screen somewhere in the Western Desert, in Northern Africa on November 27, 1942. (AP Photo)  Australian troops fighting with the British 8th Army made heroic contributions to Allied campaigns in North Africa, Crete, Greece and the Italian Campaign. According to the official Australian history of World War Two, 9,572 Australians were killed in action fighting against Nazi Germany.

Australian troops approach a German-held strong point under the protection of a heavy smoke screen somewhere in the Western Desert, in Northern Africa on November 27, 1942. (AP Photo) Australian troops fighting with the British 8th Army made heroic contributions to Allied campaigns in North Africa, Crete, Greece and the Italian Campaign. According to the official Australian history of World War Two, 9,572 Australians were killed in action fighting against Nazi Germany.

One of the intense, pivotal engagements during the Battle of Kursk in July, German Tiger 1 heavy tanks versus Soviet tanks at extremely close ranges, with high casualties on both sides.

Tucked away in a corner of Ft Lee, stands one of the few remaining WWII era Krupp rail guns. Nicknamed "Anzio Annie" by the allies, this K5 was used extensively by the Germans all throughout WWII, first in 1940 for the invasion of France, and later in the war as a defense tool against the American invasion of Italy. It was later captured by the allies after the invasion. The barrel of this gun is at an impressive 280mm, and was capable of launching 550lb shells over 38 miles.

Tucked away in a corner of Ft Lee, stands one of the few remaining WWII era Krupp rail guns. Nicknamed "Anzio Annie" by the allies, this K5 was used extensively by the Germans all throughout WWII, first in 1940 for the invasion of France, and later in the war as a defense tool against the American invasion of Italy. It was later captured by the allies after the invasion. The barrel of this gun is at an impressive 280mm, and was capable of launching 550lb shells over 38 miles.

Carmen Mory, infamous at Ravensbruck for her brutality, was a blockova (inmate) and Gestapo spy. Convicted of war crimes, she suicided before her execution.

Carmen Mory, infamous at Ravensbruck for her brutality, was a blockova (inmate) and Gestapo spy. Convicted of war crimes, she suicided before her execution.

Japanese POW Camp Fukuoka 17 Death March Photo. The hatred in the mans eyes on the right says it all.

Japanese POW Camp Fukuoka 17 Death March Photo. The hatred in the mans eyes on the right says it all.

Tiger ‘122’ from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 fires its main gun at Kursk in the summer of 1943.

Tiger ‘122’ from schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 fires its main gun at Kursk in the summer of 1943.

A Leibstandarte Division Tiger fires its main gun into enemy position to provide suppressive counter fire near Petrivka, Ukraine, March 1944. This was one of the new replacement tanks that were...

A Leibstandarte Division Tiger fires its main gun into enemy position to provide suppressive counter fire near Petrivka, Ukraine, March 1944. This was one of the new replacement tanks that were...

British Matilda II tanks of the 32 Army Tank Brigade lined up in Tobruk.

British Matilda II tanks of the 32 Army Tank Brigade lined up in Tobruk.

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