WORLD WAR 2 in colour
This is General Dietrich von Saucken. As you can see, he is literally the archetypal monocled patrician Prussian general. In World War I, he was wounded seven times in battle, and decorated very highly for valour. He stayed in the German army, and at one point was posted to Russia, where he learned to speak the language. He slammed his hand on the table and said to Hitler “I will not take orders from a local Nazi chieftan”… and got away with it. He served in numerous battles of World War II, being decorated many more times. He had a reputation for trying to save as many of his men as possible. In February 1945, after 35 years’ loyal and distinguished service, he was sacked for insisting it was pointless to continue the War.
Surrender of Japan, Tokyo Bay, Sept. 2, 1945, Japanese representatives on board U.S.S Missouri during the surrender ceremonies. Standing in front are: Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (wearing top hat) and General Yoshijiro Umezu, Chief of the Army General Staff. Behind them are three representatives each of the Foreign Ministry, the Army and the Navy. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
WORLD WAR TWO GERMAN, THIRD REICH DINNERWARE
MEIN KAMPF WEDDING