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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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An award ceremony for Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front

An award ceremony for Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front
An award ceremony for Wehrmacht soldiers on the Eastern Front

Maintenance of morale was not just a case of awarding medals. The efficient field postal service was more crucial: postage was free and letters sent from one end of Europe to the other rarely took more than a week. The daily mail call was always one of each day’s high points. In addition, men received food and ammunition on a regular basis, which also helped morale.

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