1944

SS-Sturmmann Otto Funk, SS-Aufklärungs Kompanie 15, carrying ammo box for MG 42 of SS-Schütze Klaus Schuh, around 2-30 pm in Rots, Normandy. 9 June 1944.

Otto Funk and his unit in Normandy: Now & Then

You’ve probably seen one of the most famous photographs taken in Normandy, 1944, already that show the young Waffen-SS soldier Otto Funk with a ‘Thousand Yard Stare’. Funk was only 18 years old at that time, had been fighting continuously for days; almost no sleep and Allied planes were interfering with every German move which …

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Members of 12th Parachute Battalion, 5th Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, enjoy a cup of tea after fighting their way back to their own lines near Ranville after three days behind enemy lines, 10 June 1944.

British Army during the Invasion of Normandy

The invasion of Normandy, codename “Operation Overlord”, in 1944 through the eyes of the British Army. Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, …

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1944 Brüder Feinde T34

“1944” Released in UK as “1944: Forced To Fight”

Good news for Europeans who were waiting to have the subtitled version of the Estonian World War II Movie “1944” (in Germany released as Brüder / Feinde). The movie has been released in the United Kingdom (also available to all other European countries) as “1944: Forced to Fight” The DVD comes with English subtitles and …

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1944 Movie Estonian Waffen-SS

“1944” Movie on the Estonian Waffen-SS available!

Good news for enthusiast of war movies! The long-awaited Estonian World War II Movie 1944 has been released today, 6 October 2015, on the German Amazon website, which is good news for Europeans who will be able to play the DVD. The Blu-Ray DVD is called “Brüder Feinde” (translated Brothers Enemies). Running time is 100 …

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A knocked-out German PzKpfw IV tank with the burnt bodies of two of its crew in the Falaise pocket, 24 August 1944.

KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944

Iron Grave: KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944 Beneath are a selection of photographs from KO’d and destroyed Tanks (“Panzers”) from the German armed forces during the Normandy campaign in 1944. “And if we are abandoned by treacherous luck, And if we don’t return home again, If death’s bullet finds us, and fate calls us away, yes, …

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Screenshot of Estonian 1944 Movie

TRAILER: Estonian World War 2 Movie “1944”

A new Estonian WWII Movie called “1944” tells the story about the battles in Estonia during the Second World War. “Unlike most other countries, where single nationality was fighting for one side or faction, Estonian men had to choose between two Nations (fight for Germany or fight for Soviet-Union) in hopes for future re-independence or at …

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German PzKpfw VI Tiger tank overturned during the Allied heavy bombing at the beginning of Operation 'Goodwood', July 1944.

Tanks in Battle of Normandy – Part I in 31 Photographs

Photographical journey through the Allied and Axis Tanks that have been used during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. A 6-pdr anti-tank gun crew of the Durham Light Infantry, 49th (West Riding) Division inspect a knocked-out German Panther tank during Operation ‘Epsom’, 27 June 1944. Wrecked German transport and knocked out tanks on a road …

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