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Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber

A Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber starting an attack against Polish forces. Poland could resist the German and Soviet agression during only 25 days before its capital Warsaw were conquered.

Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers

In a base of the Luftwaffe the ground staff attaches bombs to a formation of Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers. These aircraft were tactical weapons intended to destroy very specific targets such as bridges, emplacements, ships and vehicles. They were slow but precise, particularly lethal to enemy tanks, especially when armed with two 37-millimeter cannons installed under their wings.

German truck in Norway

A German transport ship downloading material in a Norwegian port.

German engineers laying a bridge

During the advance across Belgium, the German engineers showed a perfect efficiency, replacing the bridges destroyed by the enemy during its withdrawal by provisional bridges installed in few hours.

Ruins in Rotterdam

Dramatic image of Rotterdam after the German air bombings of the days 10, 11 and 12 of May 1940.

Barricades in Brussels

Barricades in the streets of Brussels, a pathetic attempt to stop the advance of the panzer.

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