Captured German Sturer Emil heavy tank destroyer and Sturmpanzer heavy assault gun. Only two Sturer Emils were produced, both served on the East Front. One was destroyed the other was captured at Stalingrad in January, 1943. It is currently in the collection of the Kubinka Tank Museum in Moscow, Russia.[Source: ww2dbase / Wikipedia]
A battery of Katyusha rocket launchers firing at the enemy, German forces, during the Battle of Stalingrad in 6 October 1942. The launchers were mounted on American Lend-Lease Studebaker US6. Large numbers of Studebaker US6 trucks were supplied to the Soviet Union via the Persian Corridor in Iran under the USA’s Lend-Lease program. The truck fulfilled many important roles in service with Soviet military forces during the war, such as towing artillery pieces and anti-tank guns and transporting troops over long distances. It was renowned for its overall ruggedness and reliability, including its ability to run on poor-quality fuel. The Soviet Red Army also found them to be a suitable platform for conversion into Katyusha rocket launchers, although this was not their main purpose. The truck became affectionately known as the Studer by Soviet troops and was even recognised of its importance (to the Soviet war effort) by Joseph Stalin, who sent a personal letter of appreciation to Studebaker, in which he thanked them for the superb quality of the US6 for Soviet service. [Photo & Caption: RIA Novosti archive, image #303890 / Wikipedia]
🇷🇺🇺🇸 “Now they say that the allies never helped us, but it can’t be denied that the Americans gave us so many goods without which we wouldn’t have been able to form our reserves and continue the war. We didn’t have explosives, gunpowder. We didn’t have anything to charge our rifle cartridges with. The Americans really saved us with their gunpowder and explosives. And how much sheet steel they gave us! How could we have produced our tanks without American steel? But now they make it seem as if we had an abundance of all that. Without American trucks we wouldn’t have had anything to pull our artillery with.“ -Soviet Marshall Zhukov after the war.
1 February, 1943
T-34s on the main square of Stalingrad, a six-barrel Nebelwerfer mortar standing by.
While the last fighting goes on in the industrial district, the city center is cleared of German troops. Victory is near. [Stalingrad Battle Data]
“We are forlorn like children, and experienced like old men, we are crude and sorrowful and superficial––I believe we are lost.” -Erich Maria Remarque from his novel “All Quiet on the Western Front”
🇺🇸 USAF Republic F-105D Thunderchiefs of the 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron depart Tan Son Nhut air base for targets in North Vietnam during Operation Rolling Thunder. [ISAF Photograph] #history #nam #vietnam #usa #usaf
🇹🇷Starting this tonight! Been excited for this since I first heard about it over the summer. I love all things Ottoman Empire related. #netflix #ottoman
🇬🇧The body of a British soldier by the roadside awaiting burial. The wooden cross is already prepared. Near Domart, 3 April 1918. © IWM (Q 11579) Aitken, Thomas Keith (Second Lieutenant) (Photographer)
“Bonnie Prince Charlie” Charles Edward Stuart. The last of the Jacobites. He believed the throne of England was his birthright and George II was an usurper.
A waist gunner with his M-60 onboard a CH-46 chopper, 1968. (Courtesy USMC Archives / Vietnam War Magazine]