The Ink Spots - Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - 1942
German soldiers transport a wounded comrade during the Siege of Sevastopol in the Crimea. The campaign was fought by the Axis forces of Germany, Romania and Italy against the Soviets for control of Sevastopol, a port in the Crimea on the Black Sea. Near Sevastopol, Ukraine, Soviet Union. 22 July 1942.
Django Reinhardt - Bei Dir War Es Immer So Schön
Just won me a nice little restoration project off eBay.
Always wanted a 16” bayonet for my Garand, and albeit kind of salty.. she should clean up proper! Finally going to be able to ward off home intruders from over a foot away!
Duke Ellington - C Jam Blues - 1942
„Fall Blau” - War for Oil - Maikop, Caucasus - 1942
During Germany’s drastic push to secure the oil fields of the Black Sea Ports; After severe rolling battles.. A panzer commander at the spearhead of Army Group South rolls into the port town of Maikop only to find the wells sabotaged and in flames. The Germans push towards the Caucasus, and Stalingrad orchestrating the utter destruction of the 6th Army, is often viewed as the turning point of the war.
The fuhrer blamed the failure of Barbarossa on the Wehrmacht’s lack of resolve and fighting spirit. With Fall Blau they could prove their worth, Hitler argued. He told the Wehrmacht’s High Command, “Either I get the oil of Maikop and Grozny, or I must put an end to this war.” The operation was an utter failure, and German gains in territory heavily receded until the inevitable utter destruction of Berlin.
Soldiers of the 5th Gebirgsjäger Division pose for a picture on the Leningrad front, a long way from their training in Salzburg - 1942
Members of I./FJR.3 who where transferred to Africa in July of 1942 to join the fight with Brigade “Ramcke” These fighting forces where practically destroyed by May 1943 during the fight for Tunisia.
I’d rather be at an event right now.