Tag Archive | Wehrmacht

Fallschirmjager and a CV-35

I like to find the odd ball and lesser known unit and equipment types of the Second World War. I came across the second picture in an online German magazine. The man pointing is a German Fallschirmjager The caption reads Wehrmacht in Rome in 1943. When the Italians surrendered to the Allies in September of […]

War and Hatred of the Enemy

My father was drafted in the last year of World War 2. He was in basic training (really a combination of basic training and advanced infantry training) just after the war with Germany ended. His training then revolved around the still raging war with Japan. My dad told me that they were taught to “hate […]