Unteroffizier Hans Klemm (born September 27th, 1916, Stolp, Pommerania, Prussia - now Slupsk, Poland) of 2. Kompanie/Infanterie-Regiment “Großdeutschland” 1/ Infanterie-Division “Großdeutschland” (mot.).
He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on December 10, 1942 at Belogurovo, Soviet Union. There are conflicting reports as to what his fate was, some sources say he survived the war, while another claims that he died in a Soviet prison camp.
Panzer I Ausf.A mit Panzer Ill turm und Holzgasgenerator.
Educational tank made on the chassis of the Panzer I Ausf.A with Panzer III turrret and hull and a gas generator installed for fuel saving (1942/43).
Tommy Prince is usually described as a weird yet entertaining character. His colleagues knew that he used to carry a pair of moccasins in his bag, and during the night he would take off his boots and wear the moccasins. He was thus able to creep quietly into the enemy camp, and sometimes he would do crazy things like stealing the Germans’ shoes.
On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled archive pictures taken during the invasion and went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today.