|Fallen Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier|
A dead and looted young Panzergrenadier of 12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend. With his helmet firmly in place, the MG spare barrel carrying case still slung around his lifeless body, this young member of a machine gun unit lies on the edge of a sunken lane somewhere in Normandy. Around him are strewn the contents of his pockets, his cigarette case and playing cards, thrown away as just so much rubbish not wanted by the U.S. soldiers who have searched through his pockets. He lies on top of a belt of unspent MG ammunition. Image: U.S. Army Signal Corps Collection, National Archives. Public domain.
Labels: C:IV Normandy Invasion 1944