The monumental facade of the Chancellery of the Reich, built in just nine months following a project from architect Albert Speer.
An ensign of the SS take an oath in the presence of Adolf Hitler, who takes with his left hand the
Blutfahne (Blood Flag), a Nazi flag that during the Putsch of Munich of 1923 was stained by the blood of a member of the
SA (Assault Sections) fallen during a confrontation.
Oath ceremony of the conscripts of the SS in front of the Feldherrnhalle (Hall of Commanders) of
Munich, city considered as the spiritual capital of National Socialism.
A group of German dive bombers Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (abbreviation of
Sturzkampfflugzeug), whose shrill siren (the "Trumpet of Jericho") and lethal precision awoke the
nerves of many anti-aircraft gunners.
A flight of the Royal Air Force in reconnaissance service at the beginning of the war.
Frontier post in Hendaya between Spain and France. Here, the 10th January 1941, Hitler met the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco
and tried in vain to convince him to enter the war.
Prime Minister Benito Mussolini reviewing the Italian troops on the French alpine front, in one of the very rare photographs of the
Duce taken at the beginning of the conflict.
In the palace of the Chancellery of the Reich, projected by architect Albert Speer, future Minister of Armament, two SS make guard
before Hitler's bureau.
Hitler's workroom in the Chancellery of the Reich. The luxury of the palace had to serve as a manifestation of the power of the
Munich 1936: in a scenario intentionally filled with Wagnerian reminiscences, the conscripts of the SS await that Hitler begins
the ceremony of the "call to the fallen".
This photograph, which looks staged, was probably made for the German war propaganda. The image shows a motorcycle with sidecar,
commonly used by liaison riders, while on the sky flies a light bomber Focke Wulf 189 Uhu, also used for reconnaissance.
German soldier armed with a Mauser Kar 98, standard rifle for the Wehrmacht during the Second World War. The distinctive
cylindrical can that was given to every German infantryman contained a gas mask.
German pilot of a Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber. Excellent on this particular role, the Stuka was however
very vulnerable to enemy fighters due to its rather limited speed.
Onboard a Crusader medium tank, British General Alan Brooke is attending maneuvers effectuated in England in 1939.