53 posts tagged 1940
Commander of the German U-47, Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien (1908-1941) in 1940.
Photographer: Heinrich Hoffmann
German soldiers take cover in Norway, April 1940. A Panzer I can be seen on the road.
Japanese Type 89 I-Go medium tank crossing a river in China, 1940.
Soviet border guards at the border between Germany and USSR in 1940.
Finnish soldier holding a Soviet sniper’s rifle on 13 February, 1940.
Soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, keeping watch with a Lewis automatic machine gun at his side in Botwood, Newfoundland on 22 June, 1940.
Infantrymen of the 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, aboard HMCS Ottawa en route to Botwood, Newfoundland on 22 June, 1940. The soldier on the left can be seen with a Lewis automatic machine gun.
Fallschirmjäger taking position with an MG 34 near a windmill in the Netherlands, 1940.
Gebirgsjäger of the 7th Mountain Division sitting around a fire near Krokstrand, Norway on 22 May, 1940.
Photographer: Rudi Margreiter
Gebirgsjäger of the 2nd Mountain Division in Narvik, Norway on 13 June, 1940. From left to right: Franz Hollerweger, Feldwebel Kepplinger and Gefreiter Köchl who died on 29 June, 1941 during a battle near the village of Titovka, Murmansk Oblast.