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German dead from the first day of the Invasion of Crete, killed mere steps from their glider. With the landings happening right on top of the expectant defenders’ positions, the first wave of attackers suffered brutal casualties. (Alexander Turnbull...

German dead from the first day of the Invasion of Crete, killed mere steps from their glider. With the landings happening right on top of the expectant defenders’ positions, the first wave of attackers suffered brutal casualties.

World War II Photograph: An American Marine, in foreground, still clutches the knife with which he killed a Japanese soldier, in background, in a duel on Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll. A moment after finishing off his adversary, a sniper’s bullet killed the Marine.

World War II Photograph: An American Marine, in foreground, still clutches the knife with which he killed a Japanese soldier, in background,.

Dead Fallschirmjager, Crete 1941, pin by Paolo Marzioli

“This dead German paratrooper belonged to the Luftlande Sturm Regiment. He landed in the sea and drowned. He then later came drifting to the beach of Maleme.” Invasion of Crete,

They shall not pass.  5.000 German Huns paratroopers rest in Maleme village Cemetery. The cost of the Nazi German invasion in Crete was huge.  Fallschirmjäger.net - Kondomari Massacre

They shall not pass. 5.000 German Huns paratroopers rest in Maleme village Cemetery. The cost of the Nazi German invasion in Crete was huge. Fallschirmjäger.net - Kondomari Massacre

Fallschirmjäger, Karl Heinz Becker, Oberleutnant and chief of 11./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1 resting sometime after the attack at Heraklion Airfield on the Island of Crete. 20th of May 1941.

WEHRMACHT soldier: Fallschirmjäger, Karl Heinz Becker, Oberleutnant and chief of 1 resting sometime after the attack at Heraklion Airfield on the Island of Crete.

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete 1941. Island of the brave. 8000 German paratroopers dropped on a tiny island and the Greek resistance with little help from British killed more then half the troops as they were coming down. The Greeks would stab them with pitchforks and steal their weapons. Fields of blood ran.

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete Island of the brave.

Dead Fallschirmjager, Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Dead Fallschirmjager, Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Dead+German+Soldier+Lapland+1944 494×400 pixels

Dead+German+Soldier+Lapland+1944 494×400 pixels

The bodies of two German soldiers lie in front of one of the Siegfried line bunkers

Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 699

A dead American machine gun crew. Fellow Soldiers move on in the background....

A dead American machine gun crew. Fellow Soldiers move on in the background.

German paratroopers - Crete

German Fallschirmjäger team in action on Crete. One holds a Nazi flag, which he can spread out on the ground for identification by friendly air support. (BL Davis Collection), pin by Paolo Marzioli

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