Friday, December 05, 2008

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Some American WAC's frolicking on top of a Flak tower in the Berlin Tiergarten, 1945.

To those not yet in the know: the huge photographic library of LIFE magazine is now available online through Google

thanx to Acebone for the tip
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Retro babe A fashionable French woman posing in front of a German Schwimmwagen after the liberation of Paris, 1944. Note the all-in-one plateau soles, a WWII specialty which was to some extent related to leather shortages, since it forced shoe manufacturers to use alternative materials (with less strength) for the soles and heels.
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Panzer Pzkpfw II, Ausf B
Looks like some pre-WWII manoeuvres. Note the turret number "II-08" placing this panzer with the staff of its regiment's second battalion.
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