Hitler’s vaunted “Fortress Europe” was a military propaganda term used by the Germans to describe their occupied areas of Continental Europe. On the “Atlantic Wall” section of their defenses they utilized millions of land mines, thousands of machine guns and many hundreds of artillery guns both in fixed and mobile batteries.
Hitler's Praetorian Guard. LAH was the premier SS Regiment tasked to protect the life of the Fuhrer. It's black-clad, white-belted soldiers were a familiar sight in pre-war Berlin and party rallies at Nuremberg. By King & Country.
On February 15,1942, Singapore fell. Once regarded as Britain’s imperial bastion in the Far East its capture by the Japanese was the largest capitulation of British and Empire Forces in either World War. Britain’s own Prime Minister Winston Churchill called it “the worst disaster” and “biggest surrender” in British history. 70 years later few would disagree with either statement.
Based on a German television drama series about 5 young Germans during WW2. "Unsere Mutter Unsere Vater" ("Our Mothers Our Fathers") told the stories of what befell these young people during the years 1941-45.
Among the finest WW2 soldiers of that conflict were the paratroopers of the ‘Folgore’ airborne division. Their ‘esprit de corps’ and fighting abilities were praised and valued by none other than Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who considered them some of the best and most reliable in the Afrika Korps.