Videos

Videos of the German War Machine from World War II from our YouTube channel.

Caption Competition

December 2014

Hitler and Mackenesen
Hitler and Mackenesen

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We have a large photo collection, many of which are uncaptioned, or for which we have incomplete information or are guessing. If any readers can give us correct captions (or more informed captions than we hold at the moment) we would be very grateful. We will display on the site the best or most accurate captions for the photos that we are putting up. Please make your captions no longer than 150 words - shorter if possible.

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Photo Galleries

Bicycle Soldiers

Bicycle Soldiers
Bicycle Soldiers

The German foot soldier also pedaled to war: the bicycle troops under the control of the Cavalry Brigade (the first formations appearing in 1936). Prior to hostilities, a regular bicycle troop consisted of 195 men, their mounts painted black and manufactured first in Germany, then as the war progressed the bicycles were from suppliers in Holland, Belgium and France.

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