This is the capture of most of the confidential archives of the German Government and Army from 1933 to 1945. It was Hitler's boast that the Third Reich would last a thousand years. Instead it lasted only twelve. But into its short life was packed the most cataclysmic series of events that Western Civilization has ever known. Reichland, in any way is not seeking to promote or support the National Socialists and other political parties. Its contents only wish to let the world know what has been written down in History. Particularly of the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS on the Eastern Front. Also, Reichland claims no property of any photographs posted and are in no way taken from other Blogs (unless reblogged). All photographs were taken from separate sources considered to be public domains.
Portrait Image shows a German soldier reading his mail on the Eastern Front.
Background Image shows a map detailing Operation Barbarossa taken from 5sswiking.tumblr.com
Three Luftwaffe men are filling submachine gun and pistol magazines with 9mm Parabellum cartridges . The most prominent are the long, MP40 32-round magazines. Various brushes are visible for use in keeping the magazines and cartridges clean, which was essential to the reduction of feeding malfunctions. Note the magazine loader, which the man in front is using on an MP40 magazine. On the table are also a K98 cleaning device and bayonet. Northern Russia, Fall 1943.
Caught on camera in the thick of battle is an Sd.Kfz. 250/1 with a group of armed Waffen-SS troops. The half-track is storming an unidentified village in one of the many counterattacks that took place against strong Soviet troops assaulting German position on Dnieper River in the autumn 1943. The vehicle still carries the old camouflage pattern, composed of sand spots applied on the dark gray background.