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ww2admin
04-06-2008, 07:00 PM
I'll post this one as a link. Someone uploaded a photo showing a flattened Russian soldier in the mud after several German vehicles ran him over. They had no time to move him and give him a proper burial. Or, at least that's what the caption says.

http://www.ww2incolor.com/dramatic/plattgewalzt.jpg

P.S> If you guys haven't been checking the front page of this site, you are missing out on some great photo submissions.

larryparamedic
04-07-2008, 07:52 AM
wow! How intense. Photos like that remind us war really is about people dying in very sad ways. I've got a great black and white shot from Ken Burns book The War I'll have to upload that is similar, if I can figure out how to do it so you have to link to it.

Egorka
04-07-2008, 09:38 AM
My granddad saw the same in Moldova - a German soldier's corps on a road... it was in 1944.


"Up to this day I still remember and can not erase from my memory the spectacle that can be seen only in a war: a German soldier's corps was squashed on the asfalt, presumably by the heavy tanks during the offensive. The corps was flatened by the passing trucks. Nobody cared to take him away from the road. There was no hindrance to the traffic, but the sight was horrific!"

HG
04-25-2008, 03:55 AM
War is cruel guys, it never was and never will be nice and neat.

bangalore_andy
05-21-2008, 03:40 AM
i agree with you HG

Major Walter Schmidt
05-28-2008, 09:57 AM
peace for all....

imi
07-12-2008, 06:59 AM
Waffen SS corpse
TOUGH PICTURE!
http://i34.tinypic.com/15y6ank.jpg

Cash
07-12-2008, 11:44 AM
Photos like this bring home the harsh reality.

The most awful photos I've seen are of the civilian victims of the Hamburg raids.

More and more of these graphic photos are being included in the latest books.

imi
07-12-2008, 11:57 AM
I saw pictures in a book the bombing of dresden,and horrible pictures in this book few meter tall "bone and meat human sandwiches"
These are tough pictures,war is always sh*t
http://i34.tinypic.com/33eoq9w.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/21l7six.jpg

flamethrowerguy
07-14-2008, 08:22 PM
Waffen SS corpse
TOUGH PICTURE!
http://i34.tinypic.com/15y6ank.jpg

Man, this is a terrible headwound. At least it must have been over for him instantly...

imi
07-15-2008, 09:00 AM
Serious wounds on American GI corpses in 1944 Japan
Don't see after or before eat,TOUGH
I advise this images some people in the main side,who think war is a playground
http://i37.tinypic.com/2vc6r2e.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/28gw9rt.jpg
http://i33.tinypic.com/i6f5eh.jpg

imi
07-15-2008, 09:41 AM
http://images.google.hu/imgres?imgurl=http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/3071424.jpg%3Fv%3D1%26c%3DViewImages%26k%3D2%26d%3 D396B455078B246ECB2794876239B4F65A55A1E4F32AD3138&imgrefurl=http://www.jamd.com/image/g/3071424&h=409&w=594&sz=48&hl=hu&start=42&sig2=gLUukFiPWnQuxq9Gzs9bCw&um=1&tbnid=4btfjs3y41GRhM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=135&ei=gLZ8SIO1Eqb8ggLThfGlDw&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDeath%2BGerman%2Bcorpse%26start%3D36% 26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dhu%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN (http://images.google.hu/imgres?imgurl=http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/3071424.jpg%3Fv%3D1%26c%3DViewImages%26k%3D2%26d%3 D396B455078B246ECB2794876239B4F65A55A1E4F32AD3138&imgrefurl=http://www.jamd.com/image/g/3071424&h=409&w=594&sz=48&hl=hu&start=42&sig2=gLUukFiPWnQuxq9Gzs9bCw&um=1&tbnid=4btfjs3y41GRhM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=135&ei=gLZ8SIO1Eqb8ggLThfGlDw&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDeath%2BGerman%2Bcorpse%26start%3D36% 26ndsp%3D18%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dhu%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26channel%3Ds%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN)
German Landser Corpse In Russia 1940

Hysteria__
07-15-2008, 09:47 AM
I guess it's a blessing in disguise color photography wasn't popular back then.

flamethrowerguy
07-15-2008, 01:41 PM
German grenade hit russian supply cart:
http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gefalleneriwanwg6.jpg

Dead german soldier during the Battle of the Bulge, next to him the christmas greeting card of his family:
http://img386.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gefallenerlandserweihnahn3.jpg

Dead german tank crew member during the Battle of the Bulge:
http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=verbrannterpanzermannpx0.jpg

Hysteria__
07-15-2008, 08:13 PM
It's photos like these that make you realize your paper cut doesn't ****ing hurt that bad. Thanks for posting these, I don't go out of my way to look at photos like these very often, but it helps to keep in perspective the true horror of something most of us will never understand.

flamethrowerguy
07-15-2008, 08:32 PM
It's photos like these that make you realize your paper cut doesn't ****ing hurt that bad. Thanks for posting these, I don't go out of my way to look at photos like these very often, but it helps to keep in perspective the true horror of something most of us will never understand.

Right, so much for the "romantic" part of war. Heros' death on blooming meadows, Hurrah and the sound of fanfares. But in the end even these horrible pictures can't show anyone who did not live through something like this, the real horror including sights, smells and sounds...

imi
07-16-2008, 07:10 AM
flamethowerguy:the second&third was brutal

Hysteria__
07-16-2008, 07:51 AM
Right, so much for the "romantic" part of war. Heros' death on blooming meadows, Hurrah and the sound of fanfares. But in the end even these horrible pictures can't show anyone who did not live through something like this, the real horror including sights, smells and sounds...

Agreed. Thankfully, I assume, we will never know what it was truly like to be somewhere like the Hurtgen Forest, or in the Battle of the Bulge, but these pictures do serve as an efficient reminder that for every picture you see of a victorious soldier standing on top of a tank, there were far more pictures of people blown apart or sliced in two.

flamethrowerguy
07-16-2008, 08:28 AM
flamethowerguy:the second&third was brutal

What about the russian, imi? It's a tough one too, isn't it? The admin did not want me to upload it into the "dramatic photos" section a couple of months ago...

Hysteria__
07-16-2008, 08:38 AM
What about the russian, imi? It's a tough one too, isn't it? The admin did not want me to upload it into the "dramatic photos" section a couple of months ago...

That's weird, unless I'm completely missing something that's easily the least unpleasant of the photos in this thread.

imi
07-16-2008, 09:20 AM
flamethowerguy: of course is tough,but the second,and the third is very dramatic.I try also upload the Waffen SS corpse(in the hole in his head)but it was too hard for the moderators

flamethrowerguy
07-16-2008, 10:40 AM
This was one of the first photos I used to upload in the "dramatic photos" section. It's still one of the most disturbing pictures to me. The shredded "rest" of the wounded german soldier hanging over the wreck of the truck.
http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/14613-2/jabo-attack.jpg

tankgeezer
07-16-2008, 10:44 AM
As ghastly as deat in war can be, there are some occasions where the dead appear untouched, appearing more to be asleep than dead, this is caused usually by the concussion of high explosives, the shock wave kills instantly, but produces no visible injury. People sitting as they had just before the end came, nothing disturbed, all looking like a photograph. Freezing can do this too, its a very eerie sight.(actually, its more disturbing than seeing the result a conventional battle death.)

imi
07-16-2008, 11:06 AM
German civilian corpses in 1944 Germany
http://i37.tinypic.com/119qkvb.jpg

flamethrowerguy
07-16-2008, 01:41 PM
German civilian corpses in 1945 Germany
http://i37.tinypic.com/119qkvb.jpg

Imi, I guess your last photo was from the massacre at Nemmersdorf which took place on October 21st 1944 when the Red Army touched german soil in East Prussia. About 25 civilians (from babies to old people) were massacred here. Hard photos, seeing a baby executed by headshot. It's not sure if the women were raped or if the german propaganda units "prepared" the bodies for the photo. Anyway, on the pictures you see every female bodie with pants down or skirts up. Pictures of dead kids are the worst to look at I think.

http://usuarios.lycos.es/libreriaeuropa/1090512722_2_Nemmersdorf_2.jpg

imi
07-16-2008, 01:51 PM
flamethowerguy:I correct the date,in my message!Many years before I watch a document film of atrocities,the childs death every time was a massive tragedy

IndianaJones1936
07-16-2008, 03:41 PM
Well atleast he can rest now

imi
07-17-2008, 05:45 AM
Circa 1915.A soldier kneels beside the corpse of a soldier killed in one of the Battles of Champagne
http://i34.tinypic.com/2jh3j4.jpg
Soldier Corpse in the Civil War
http://i35.tinypic.com/19mv6p.jpg
Skeleton
http://i33.tinypic.com/b9cdjd.jpg

imi
07-17-2008, 11:23 AM
http://i33.tinypic.com/a5akpt.jpg
The corpse of a convict porter killed by SPDC soldiers in punishment for fleeing from the army patrol he was serving with.

flamethrowerguy
07-17-2008, 03:05 PM
http://i33.tinypic.com/a5akpt.jpg
The corpse of a convict porter killed by SPDC soldiers in punishment for fleeing from the army patrol he was serving with.

Disgusting, that gotta hurt! SPDC means Burma, right? John Rambo will take care of it then...

imi
07-18-2008, 04:32 AM
flamethoweguy:yes burma

flamethrowerguy
07-18-2008, 10:42 AM
Dresden, Germany 1945. A woman, mummified by the fire storm due to the heavy bombings.
http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dresdenhm5.jpg

Hysteria__
07-18-2008, 12:52 PM
Weird picture, sort of looks like a drawing.

Keystone Two-Eight
07-18-2008, 04:09 PM
Dresden, Germany 1945. A woman, mummified by the fire storm due to the heavy bombings.
http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dresdenhm5.jpg

Not so much disturbing as creepy looking. I dont look for this stuff either, but my best friend is a paramedic, and he's always sending me pictures of some jack *** who ran into a wall on a motorcycle or something, so Ive got a little bit of a tougher exterior when it comes to this stuff.

flamethrowerguy
07-18-2008, 04:21 PM
Not so much disturbing as creepy looking. I dont look for this stuff either, but my best friend is a paramedic, and he's always sending me pictures of some jack *** who ran into a wall on a motorcycle or something, so Ive got a little bit of a tougher exterior when it comes to this stuff.

Well, I guess the effect on somebody is absolutely subjective. Try to illustrate the story behind it...

imi
07-20-2008, 12:27 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/2r5vsci.jpg
Insurgent purportedly in Iraq, stopped by sniper's bullet.

flamethrowerguy
07-20-2008, 12:36 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/2r5vsci.jpg
Insurgent purportedly in Iraq, stopped by sniper's bullet.

Well, bro, you just ruined my sunday's dinner...(-:

imi
07-20-2008, 12:45 PM
sorry flame! :D

imi
07-20-2008, 12:57 PM
http://i33.tinypic.com/b4722t.jpg
Correct Hit

flamethrowerguy
07-20-2008, 02:52 PM
http://i33.tinypic.com/b4722t.jpg
Correct Hit

Pooh, looking at pictures of mounted infantry on tanks always gave me a strange feeling of insecurity. Now this feeling is confirmed.

imi
07-21-2008, 06:07 AM
http://i35.tinypic.com/20ky6ic.jpg
Brutality

Chevan
07-21-2008, 07:10 AM
Dresden, Germany 1945. A woman, mummified by the fire storm due to the heavy bombings.
http://img387.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dresdenhm5.jpg
This is not a firestorm , becouse the hears is undamaged.
This is probably the White Phosphorus action, the soft tissues are fully burned out, while the clothes and bones wasn't damaged.

Chevan
07-21-2008, 07:47 AM
Hey, gentlemens stop post the unrelated to WW2 photos.

imi
07-21-2008, 08:05 AM
In Dresden the phosphorus distract the oxigen from the air,and who isn't burnt in the streets,is drown in the cellars

Chevan
07-21-2008, 10:35 AM
In Dresden the phosphorus distract the oxigen from the air,and who isn't burnt in the streets,is drown in the cellars
It was napalm, not phosphorus that burned out all Oxygen arond the centre. And you right even peoples in cellas died from shortage of oxygen.
The phosphorus just add the new terrible property to a bomb. It will fire up just when it has access to oxygen.The special detonator is no more needed. When white phosphorus drop at the skin it start to burn and you can't put it out , just if to stop the access of oxygen, for instance to put the place under water. But the problem is when you extract it out of water- it will start to burn immediately again.
I did read an article about one of firebombing - when the grains of phosphorus drop at peoples, they in panic jumped at river, but after they have trued to go out - they feels cruel ill, the skin start to burn again.
The situation was such a tragical that the local police units has the order- to shoot the poor civilc , who continie to burn and still feels terrible sufferings becouse of phosphorus . Nobody can't help them.
Terrible scene.

RifleMan20
07-21-2008, 02:00 PM
http://i35.tinypic.com/20ky6ic.jpg
Brutality

Now thats messed up.

imi
07-23-2008, 08:46 AM
RifleMan20:yeah,not too nice
I stop the upload,the new images,but I think the wounds,and the brutality are same every war.

Major Walter Schmidt
07-23-2008, 09:50 AM
and thats not even the civilians

imi
07-23-2008, 10:34 AM
flamethowerguy:
I found the video from the Nemmersdorf massacre,there in the first minutes some pictures the area of Debrecen Hungary.
There is a few soldiers with a peasant,drinking some schnaps :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv6fF3O_5Uc

flamethrowerguy
07-23-2008, 03:31 PM
Plum schnaps it is, imi. Always interesting to watch the Wochenschau. It's better though not to understand what the narrator is saying. Like this Wochenschau -taken in late 1944- they kept on telling everything is just fine on the fronts and the "russian steppe-hordes" (quote from this movie) are being defeated where they're met...

imi
07-24-2008, 12:46 PM
My grandfather told me the some russian do crazy things:drinking from the toilet,eating the toothpaste with bread,and sitting in the court half naked in -20 C :)

Major Walter Schmidt
07-24-2008, 12:50 PM
Which side was he in?

imi
07-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Major Walter Schmidt:in the axis side

imi
07-26-2008, 08:52 AM
http://s4.tinypic.com/24gknya.jpg
Squamous cell carcinoma that developed in a patient 64 years after the initial injury during World War II.

imi
07-26-2008, 08:55 AM
http://s4.tinypic.com/k30sc9.jpg
Mummy of a NSDAP member

imi
08-02-2008, 08:13 AM
http://i33.tinypic.com/1p80ts.jpg
Katyn

flamethrowerguy
08-02-2008, 07:25 PM
The german commander of the town of Arnhem/Netherlands, General Kussin, ambushed by british paratroopers (3rd Battalion's No.5 Platoon) on September 17th 1944 during OP Market Garden:
http://www.pegasusarchive.org/arnhem/Biog/Friedrich_Kussin_1.jpg
There are three different versions of what have could happened to him: a) he was "scalped" by the british. Unlikely behaviour though but arguments are that souvenir collectors were among the british paratroopers since the general's collar tabs and jacket buttons are missing as well, b) he was wearing a hair piece and c) glass pieces of the wind screen of the car did this to him after it was destroyed by an smg burst.
...and his driver:
http://www.pegasusarchive.org/arnhem/Photos1/Pic_KussinDriver.jpg
It's told that the bodies had been dragged out of the car. Is that enough to break and twist a leg like that? And is there some hair missing on him as well?

imi
08-03-2008, 04:48 AM
I never undersand why do man to man spare brutality,or pain above the death...

flamethrowerguy
08-05-2008, 05:32 AM
Disturbing photo of a burnt russian tank crew member who tried to bail out but didn't make it. Watch the Ppsh-41 submachine gun in front of him.

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/4329/burnttankistuo3.jpg

boxerrick41
08-05-2008, 09:42 AM
some of these choked me up, the first casualty i saw in iraq was my own doing, and only the second dead person i ever saw. people here think im kind of a hard *** too, but whew...some of these are rough on the senses

imi
08-05-2008, 09:49 AM
I think Rick,when somebody see this photos,and feel nothing,have some problems!
I saw couple of dead,in my life(nasty car accident,etc.)and every time shock me for a few week.

Hysteria__
08-11-2008, 02:06 PM
That last one is probably the worst in the thread, it looks like he got stuck and then just burned up.

Very sad.

boxerrick41
08-21-2008, 09:22 AM
yes, just when i think the war didnt affect me, i will be in a crowd like at the fair, and my heart will start racing and i get so nervous i will just scan the crowd, i dont know what im looking for, i just shake

Uyraell
03-08-2009, 07:35 AM
The german commander of the town of Arnhem/Netherlands, General Kussin, ambushed by british paratroopers (3rd Battalion's No.5 Platoon) on September 17th 1944 during OP Market Garden:
http://www.pegasusarchive.org/arnhem/Biog/Friedrich_Kussin_1.jpg
There are three different versions of what have could happened to him: a) he was "scalped" by the british. Unlikely behaviour though but arguments are that souvenir collectors were among the british paratroopers since the general's collar tabs and jacket buttons are missing as well, b) he was wearing a hair piece and c) glass pieces of the wind screen of the car did this to him after it was destroyed by an smg burst.
...and his driver:
http://www.pegasusarchive.org/arnhem/Photos1/Pic_KussinDriver.jpg
It's told that the bodies had been dragged out of the car. Is that enough to break and twist a leg like that? And is there some hair missing on him as well?

The vehicle has rolled onto it's roof or side and later been put back onto it's wheels. Reference the damaged left front suspension.

The General has had his head crushed between the door or open window frame as the vehicle has rolled: as the condition of the crown of his head conclusively demonstrates.
The driver's leg being bent is consistent with the vehicle having rolled and his body haven fallen out of the vehicle as it was rolled back onto it's wheels.

The missing pieces of uniform are certainly post-vehicle rightening, since the uniform would not have been so selectively damaged by the vehicle rollover.

How am I able to account for the bodily injuries with such reasonable certainty?
Very easily indeed: I have embalmed bodies with similar injuries before placing them in a casket for the Funeral Service and later burial or cremation.
Embalming was at one stage in life my profession.

Regards, Uyraell.

The Historian
02-10-2010, 07:32 PM
What weapon does that driver have propped against his elbow? It looks almost like a hunting rifle, but I think I see an extended magazine well similar to the Mosin-Nagant

imi
11-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Hunged nurse or nun in USSR
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/6336/russiannursehanged.jpg
Hunged civilians USSR
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/215/germansmile.jpg

imi
11-20-2010, 04:43 AM
Mass grave view after Einsatzgruppe execution
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4527/39978950.jpg
Jewish womans execution by a Waffen SS Police officers
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7518/agermanpoliceofficersho.jpg
Partisans hanging
http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/9390/partisanhanging.jpg

imi
01-08-2011, 12:42 PM
Jews waiting to gassed.
http://oi53.tinypic.com/2wqe9zq.jpg

skorzeny57
01-15-2011, 06:02 PM
You can see resignation in their eyes... Even if not so brutal and horrifying like some previous pictures of this thread, it's some way terrible too. I would never be one of the relatives of these victims and have the destiny to identify them, through such a terrible images...

In their memory, with respect

Raul

imi
05-11-2011, 05:55 PM
Torture of a german pow
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h313/Michel_album/WAR/ogrish-dot-com-orcha1918.jpg