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The Portuguese reporter Fernando Laidley and José Guerra, in Luanda, Angola, with the VW Beetle used to complete the first trip around Africa by car, in 1955. [4120x2652]

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  • dezassete
    81 points Jun 19,2019, 9:18am

    Fernando Laidley is nowadays probably an unheard-of name for most people. He was a Portuguese reporter who organized and concluded in 1955 the first trip around Africa by car, using solely a single VW Beetle, because of their reliability, availability of spare parts (the car broke down a number of times, but survived) and air-cooled engine. The journey started in Lisbon, down the east-African coast till Cape Town and up again through the West coast of Africa till Lisbon again through Tangiers, and lasted about 10 months. Later on he published his chronicles (he wrote to several newspapers along the journey) into a book, and a number of other books covering different topics, from land journeys he undertook to the Portuguese war in Africa.

    Here's a map of the route.

    Edit: There are more pictures and information available here for anyone who's interested, though it's in portuguese only (but you can activate google translate for most of it).

  • TiagoFigueira
    17 points Jun 19,2019, 10:49am

    As a Portuguese citizen myself, this is very very awesome. Thank you for the post.

  • JS9412
    27 points Jun 19,2019, 11:00am

    I think completing that trip in the middle of the decolonization process without getting killed or seriously injured was already quite a feat

  • DayManMilksteaks
    3 points Jun 19,2019, 5:04pm

    Impressive to see how Luanda looked so much better 75 years ago than it does today...

  • KSpete424
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 2:03pm

    Neat photo. I wonder what happened to the running boards on the little bug.

  • matosmaximoso
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 2:56pm

    Why not a larger car for such a long trip?

  • ttyp00
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 4:11pm

    What's that circular stuff going on in the rear side windows? Image artefact or car mod?

  • jedrekk
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 5:37pm

    They estimated their trip at 46,000km, or enough to go from Portugal around the world, back to Portugal and then (assuming you had a bridge) all the way to West Virginia.

  • informedinformer
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 5:51pm

    "First over the pole." For anyone wondering about that SAS slogan on the car door: https://scandinaviantraveler.com/en/aviation/1950s-over-the-north-pole

  • steamknife
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 8:08pm

    Africa was a lot safer back then? I can't imagine anyone would made this trip today without getting into trouble.

  • mormontofbearisland
    -1 points Jun 19,2019, 1:34pm

    Seems like you'd want a boat to go around Africa.

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  • dezassete
    81 points Jun 19,2019, 9:18am

    Fernando Laidley is nowadays probably an unheard-of name for most people. He was a Portuguese reporter who organized and concluded in 1955 the first trip around Africa by car, using solely a single VW Beetle, because of their reliability, availability of spare parts (the car broke down a number of times, but survived) and air-cooled engine. The journey started in Lisbon, down the east-African coast till Cape Town and up again through the West coast of Africa till Lisbon again through Tangiers, and lasted about 10 months. Later on he published his chronicles (he wrote to several newspapers along the journey) into a book, and a number of other books covering different topics, from land journeys he undertook to the Portuguese war in Africa.

    Here's a map of the route.

    Edit: There are more pictures and information available here for anyone who's interested, though it's in portuguese only (but you can activate google translate for most of it).

  • TiagoFigueira
    17 points Jun 19,2019, 10:49am

    As a Portuguese citizen myself, this is very very awesome. Thank you for the post.

  • JS9412
    27 points Jun 19,2019, 11:00am

    I think completing that trip in the middle of the decolonization process without getting killed or seriously injured was already quite a feat

  • HMD_086
    6 points Jun 19,2019, 2:41pm

    The 3rd line in Arabic:
    الأول فوق القطب

    SAS of course means: Scandinavian Airlines

  • DayManMilksteaks
    3 points Jun 19,2019, 5:04pm

    Impressive to see how Luanda looked so much better 75 years ago than it does today...

  • KSpete424
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 2:03pm

    Neat photo. I wonder what happened to the running boards on the little bug.

  • matosmaximoso
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 2:56pm

    Why not a larger car for such a long trip?

  • ttyp00
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 4:11pm

    What's that circular stuff going on in the rear side windows? Image artefact or car mod?

  • jedrekk
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 5:37pm

    They estimated their trip at 46,000km, or enough to go from Portugal around the world, back to Portugal and then (assuming you had a bridge) all the way to West Virginia.

  • informedinformer
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 5:51pm

    "First over the pole." For anyone wondering about that SAS slogan on the car door: https://scandinaviantraveler.com/en/aviation/1950s-over-the-north-pole

  • steamknife
    1 points Jun 19,2019, 8:08pm

    Africa was a lot safer back then? I can't imagine anyone would made this trip today without getting into trouble.

  • mormontofbearisland
    -1 points Jun 19,2019, 1:34pm

    Seems like you'd want a boat to go around Africa.

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The aftermath of the Battle of Berlin, May 1945 [1250x917] (NSFW)

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A man stands on a colossal figure of Ramesses II at the temple of Abu Simbel in Egypt, 1865 (3650 x 4786) (Colourized)

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  • Tajil
    2 points Jun 18,2019, 2:09pm

    You can see some Westener carved his name under the beard, "Browne". You can also spot some other graffiti on the right arm and on the wall.

  • justneedsomehelp19
    1 points Jun 18,2019, 10:44am

    Original B&W; photo from the Library of Congress

  • G1Dinobotz
    1 points Jun 18,2019, 1:50pm

    Incredible to think how those temples looked when they were first built...

COMMENTS

  • Tajil
    2 points Jun 18,2019, 2:09pm

    You can see some Westener carved his name under the beard, "Browne". You can also spot some other graffiti on the right arm and on the wall.

  • justneedsomehelp19
    1 points Jun 18,2019, 10:44am

    Original B&W; photo from the Library of Congress

  • G1Dinobotz
    1 points Jun 18,2019, 1:50pm

    Incredible to think how those temples looked when they were first built...

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Heinrich Himmler mushroom hunting on his summer holiday, Tyrväntö, Finland, August 1942 [1920 x 1905]

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COMMENTS

  • squitsquat
    1 points Jun 15,2019, 7:19pm

    Truly scum. Summer holiday while you started a war against the entire world.

  • ornj_joos
    -14 points Jun 15,2019, 9:36am

    My boy went from picking shrooms to cooking Jews

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  • squitsquat
    1 points Jun 15,2019, 7:19pm

    Truly scum. Summer holiday while you started a war against the entire world.

  • ornj_joos
    -14 points Jun 15,2019, 9:36am

    My boy went from picking shrooms to cooking Jews

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Leonhard Seppala and Togo the dog. Seppala and his sled dog team braved subzero temperatures and 91 miles of remote Alaskan wilderness, including crossing the frozen Norton Sound, to deliver medicine to diphtheria-striken Nome. 1925 [1400x1683]

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Spectators watch as a two-man dirigible flies over the stands at the Los Angeles International Air Meet. January 1910. [960 x 720]

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The crew of the German cruiser Prinz Eugen manually operates her rudder after suffering a torpedo hit to the stern, February 1942 [1200x780]

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COMMENTS

  • Kakavian
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 5:30pm

    Wow...that not only shows ingenuity, but dedication. Shame tha tsuch service went to serve such an evil paradigm.

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  • Kakavian
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 5:30pm

    Wow...that not only shows ingenuity, but dedication. Shame tha tsuch service went to serve such an evil paradigm.

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The dead body of a young woman hangs from a pole. She had been killed for resisting the National Fascist Party. Rome, Italy. 1944. [509 × 800]

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COMMENTS

  • Supsupb0i
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 12:09pm

    where the hell is she hanging from?

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  • Supsupb0i
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 12:09pm

    where the hell is she hanging from?

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Police cadets of the East German Volkspolizei wait for the official opening of the Brandenburg Gate on 22 December 1989. [640 × 426]

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US Staff Sergeant Francis Daggertt of the Military Police of the 11th Armored Division with a young Wehrmacht soldier. The German was only 10 years old when captured in the German city of Kronach on April 27, 1945 [735 × 956].

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    1 points Jun 12,2019, 4:38am

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  • Horace_P_MctittiesIV
    900 points Jun 11,2019, 9:26am

    Talk about scraping the barrel for manpower

  • gerryw173
    191 points Jun 11,2019, 10:10am

    From the pictures perspective the difference in smiles is crazy. The MP's smile seemed tired and awkward. He's probably met plenty of underage soldiers by this point.

  • HAL_9006
    297 points Jun 11,2019, 9:19am

    Is there more about this photo?

    The child looks strange, maybe malnourished?

  • WhatEvenIsSpace
    228 points Jun 11,2019, 10:12am

    My grandad was a Polish soldier and fought in the Italian campaign. Said as the war went on the soldiers got younger and younger. He didn't mention seeing child soldiers like in this picture, but said they looked like they belonged at home with their parents, not on a battlefield.

    Truly a terrible period of history.

  • stroupzilla
    52 points Jun 11,2019, 11:14am

    While this was going on, halfway around the world the Japanese were training their girls to fight hand to hand to fend off an Allied invasion. War can destroy the basic fabric of humanity and thrust children into life and death (mostly death) situations.

  • ONUSONE
    35 points Jun 11,2019, 10:33am

    Everyone here, if you haven’t seen it already, should watch the Klimov film Come And See.

  • srbistan
    125 points Jun 11,2019, 9:52am

    älter der krieg ist, junger die soldate (older the war is, younger are the soldiers).

    Stefan Kolditz

  • XxStormcrowxX
    59 points Jun 11,2019, 10:58am

    I think, for me, the childlike innocence on his face is what's most heartbreaking. This child had no idea what he was being asked to do meant. I hope he survived. And yet there are people today who wear Nazi regalia and march in the streets. Sad world we live in sometimes.

  • Geronimo2011
    23 points Jun 11,2019, 11:26am

    Oops, Kronach, 10 years old boy. That could have been my father. In the last days of the war such little boys (him) from the Hitlerjugend were "used" to build Panzersperren (tank obstacles). Thanks god he could evade before fighting occured. Otherwise I woudn't be posting this.

  • Sledge139
    32 points Jun 11,2019, 11:57am

    My grandpa was pretty lucky in WW2 he was conscripted into the volkssturm at the end of the war but the worst thing he had to do was that he had to walk back home from Braunau which is about 30 km but he always says walking home from Braunau was far better than if he had to walk home from Siberia

  • patraicemery
    15 points Jun 11,2019, 10:19am

    What would happen to these kids at the end of the war. Being that they are children and all

  • stmiba
    147 points Jun 11,2019, 9:43am

    What I find truly sad in this picture is that the Germans had uniforms made to fit 10 year old kids.

    edit: A search of the internet shows the child to be 15 years old, not 10 as stated in the title.

  • AgrarianJustice
    9 points Jun 11,2019, 12:24pm

    If anyone hasn't seen it, I highly recommend the movie, The Bridge. It's about young German teens fighting during the last days of the war. It's tragic but a really great film.

    "Die Brücke (The Bridge) is a 1959 West German film directed by Austrian filmmaker Bernhard Wicki. It is based on the 1958 novel of the same name by journalist and writer Gregor Dorfmeister (published under the pseudonym Manfred Gregor). The story was based on an actual event, upon the personal report of a surviving veteran who in his own youth experienced a similar situation in World War II."

  • TheMoistOverseer
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 1:04pm

    It’s so weird to see ww2 photos in color makes it more real

  • nikoneer1980
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 2:51pm

    From the look on the boy’s face, it’s obvious he learned all the brainwashing he’d had about Americans being sadistic monsters was road apples. The same was true of the occasional Japanese child in the Pacific theater of war.

  • Sentient_Atom
    5 points Jun 11,2019, 2:36pm

    Old enough to carry a rifle old enough to be shot.

    Disgusting to arm children.

  • 12345Soo2
    20 points Jun 11,2019, 12:08pm

    And you see this people nowadays wearing armbands and flags with the swastik in public and don’t know how much suffering that thing brought

  • sleepyface37
    11 points Jun 11,2019, 3:08pm

    This kid is treated much better than how the germans treated children of thier enemies.

  • Jose_xixpac
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 12:07pm

    Reminded me of John Belushi in '1942'.

    Great Picture.

  • DankandSpank
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 7:24pm

    Anyone interested in the perspective of childhood soldiers shod read the book: "A Long Way Gone" by Ishmael Beah, i may have butchered his name. He was a childhood soldier in Sierra Leone, the book came out a decade ago now, but I read it in highschool and I believe it is one of the most powerful books I've ever read, as a look into human behavior and psychology under some of the worst circumstances possible. Most people are innately good but anyone can be made into a monster was one of my largest takeaways. Seriously read the book.

    Other good reads: "First they killed my father", and "we wish to inform you that tomorrow you and your family will be shot" both are focused on genocides from the perspective of the victim and the bystander perspective respectively.

  • HeWhoIsNotImpressed
    9 points Jun 11,2019, 11:32am

    Steve Rogers is Accepted Into the Military (1940, colorized)

  • Jackthedog130
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 10:44am

    It’s a horrific situation, but even a child of that age, is still capable of killing,they were unfortunately brainwashed to do so...

  • TheNextBattalion
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 10:41am

    That kid is the size of a seven- or eight-year-old, tops

  • blomqv
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 2:29pm

    I find this extraordinary creepy of a photo

  • tace8
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 12:20pm

    damn you can see the sadness in the mp's eyes. horrific.

  • iHike29
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 12:34pm

    Is he chained to the bumper?

  • dingleberrysquid
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 7:07pm

    Looks like he got caught by John Belushi

  • unholymole1
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 9:48am

    What different time, it makes me a little sad and curious at the same time. My mom was born in Heidelberg in 1940 so it definitely hits home.

  • studoroma
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 6:22pm

    Thats Captain America before the steroids

  • Schreckberger
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 1:03pm

    Hooo boy, I live only around 20km from there!

  • cj2211
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:02pm

    Colorized photo of Steve Rogers from 1942

  • TallMagnolia
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:09pm

    That boy looks like he's about to grow some corn in Iowa.

  • butualreadyknewthat
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:05pm

    I wonder where he is now.. if he's still alive...

  • EmperorOfCanada
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 9:48pm

    Kind of funny that the best long term strategy would have been to entirely face the russians to the east and let the allies come in the back as fast as they could.

  • SlowlyAHipster
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:28pm

    Volksterm was insane! I've never actually seen a picture of one of these child soldiers. Yikes!

  • scaevola79
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 2:17am

    My son is 10 and I see the same lovely smile on this boy's face. I can't imagine him being on a front to fight. What a waste of youth

  • Jaws97e
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:05am

    My grandpa was sent to fight the americans at age 13 along with a bunch of other kids. Luckily they were smart and instantly surrendered to the first soldiers they met

  • MainPeanut
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:14am

    It's much better than to be captured by Armor in a city than by Airborne in the field, especially at 10yo.

    At least Armor can process prisoners.

  • Boris_Jeltsin
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:44am

    Yet we let 10 year old kids who fought for IS die in a Syrian internment camp, we've come a long way in 75 years.

  • persepolisrising
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 4:13am

    "Little adolph looked at me with his Little blue eyes, i couldent shoot, i adoptet him and will bring him to america !"

  • ChiefFlea8
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 6:20am

    Holding hands with a Nazi?! Shame

  • the_krc
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:21pm

    "Jochim, have you ever been…in a German concentration camp?"

  • Bert9166
    0 points Jun 11,2019, 5:48pm

    That is a hand hold of control, not affection. Look again.

  • nikolaj74
    -6 points Jun 11,2019, 7:30pm

    INFANTry, what is the real difference between sending an innocent naiv 18-19year old of to war and a 10 year old. both kids just at different levels. infantry as far as i know comes from the word infant, because most footsoldiers and front runners was kids. and still are.

  • aledlewis
    -8 points Jun 11,2019, 11:07am

    Great potential for an odd-couple sitcom.

  • profestoner
    -1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:50pm

    Not the kind of History Porn I had in mind...

  • SashaSyrup
    -8 points Jun 11,2019, 5:40pm

    Did the BearJew carve the swastika into the boys forehead to let everyone know he was a Nazi when he got back to his family?

  • deleted
    -8 points Jun 11,2019, 5:12pm

    [removed]

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  • Horace_P_MctittiesIV
    900 points Jun 11,2019, 9:26am

    Talk about scraping the barrel for manpower

  • gerryw173
    191 points Jun 11,2019, 10:10am

    From the pictures perspective the difference in smiles is crazy. The MP's smile seemed tired and awkward. He's probably met plenty of underage soldiers by this point.

  • Ve-me-a
    1233 points Jun 11,2019, 9:19am

    What a bittersweet picture. At 10 he only knew of war, probably could not even remember his own father.

  • HAL_9006
    297 points Jun 11,2019, 9:19am

    Is there more about this photo?

    The child looks strange, maybe malnourished?

  • WhatEvenIsSpace
    228 points Jun 11,2019, 10:12am

    My grandad was a Polish soldier and fought in the Italian campaign. Said as the war went on the soldiers got younger and younger. He didn't mention seeing child soldiers like in this picture, but said they looked like they belonged at home with their parents, not on a battlefield.

    Truly a terrible period of history.

  • stroupzilla
    52 points Jun 11,2019, 11:14am

    While this was going on, halfway around the world the Japanese were training their girls to fight hand to hand to fend off an Allied invasion. War can destroy the basic fabric of humanity and thrust children into life and death (mostly death) situations.

  • ONUSONE
    35 points Jun 11,2019, 10:33am

    Everyone here, if you haven’t seen it already, should watch the Klimov film Come And See.

  • srbistan
    125 points Jun 11,2019, 9:52am

    älter der krieg ist, junger die soldate (older the war is, younger are the soldiers).

    Stefan Kolditz

  • XxStormcrowxX
    59 points Jun 11,2019, 10:58am

    I think, for me, the childlike innocence on his face is what's most heartbreaking. This child had no idea what he was being asked to do meant. I hope he survived. And yet there are people today who wear Nazi regalia and march in the streets. Sad world we live in sometimes.

  • Geronimo2011
    23 points Jun 11,2019, 11:26am

    Oops, Kronach, 10 years old boy. That could have been my father. In the last days of the war such little boys (him) from the Hitlerjugend were "used" to build Panzersperren (tank obstacles). Thanks god he could evade before fighting occured. Otherwise I woudn't be posting this.

  • Sledge139
    32 points Jun 11,2019, 11:57am

    My grandpa was pretty lucky in WW2 he was conscripted into the volkssturm at the end of the war but the worst thing he had to do was that he had to walk back home from Braunau which is about 30 km but he always says walking home from Braunau was far better than if he had to walk home from Siberia

  • patraicemery
    15 points Jun 11,2019, 10:19am

    What would happen to these kids at the end of the war. Being that they are children and all

  • stmiba
    147 points Jun 11,2019, 9:43am

    What I find truly sad in this picture is that the Germans had uniforms made to fit 10 year old kids.

    edit: A search of the internet shows the child to be 15 years old, not 10 as stated in the title.

  • AgrarianJustice
    9 points Jun 11,2019, 12:24pm

    If anyone hasn't seen it, I highly recommend the movie, The Bridge. It's about young German teens fighting during the last days of the war. It's tragic but a really great film.

    "Die Brücke (The Bridge) is a 1959 West German film directed by Austrian filmmaker Bernhard Wicki. It is based on the 1958 novel of the same name by journalist and writer Gregor Dorfmeister (published under the pseudonym Manfred Gregor). The story was based on an actual event, upon the personal report of a surviving veteran who in his own youth experienced a similar situation in World War II."

  • TheMoistOverseer
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 1:04pm

    It’s so weird to see ww2 photos in color makes it more real

  • nikoneer1980
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 2:51pm

    From the look on the boy’s face, it’s obvious he learned all the brainwashing he’d had about Americans being sadistic monsters was road apples. The same was true of the occasional Japanese child in the Pacific theater of war.

  • Sentient_Atom
    5 points Jun 11,2019, 2:36pm

    Old enough to carry a rifle old enough to be shot.

    Disgusting to arm children.

  • 12345Soo2
    20 points Jun 11,2019, 12:08pm

    And you see this people nowadays wearing armbands and flags with the swastik in public and don’t know how much suffering that thing brought

  • sleepyface37
    11 points Jun 11,2019, 3:08pm

    This kid is treated much better than how the germans treated children of thier enemies.

  • Jose_xixpac
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 12:07pm

    Reminded me of John Belushi in '1942'.

    Great Picture.

  • DankandSpank
    3 points Jun 11,2019, 7:24pm

    Anyone interested in the perspective of childhood soldiers shod read the book: "A Long Way Gone" by Ishmael Beah, i may have butchered his name. He was a childhood soldier in Sierra Leone, the book came out a decade ago now, but I read it in highschool and I believe it is one of the most powerful books I've ever read, as a look into human behavior and psychology under some of the worst circumstances possible. Most people are innately good but anyone can be made into a monster was one of my largest takeaways. Seriously read the book.

    Other good reads: "First they killed my father", and "we wish to inform you that tomorrow you and your family will be shot" both are focused on genocides from the perspective of the victim and the bystander perspective respectively.

  • HeWhoIsNotImpressed
    9 points Jun 11,2019, 11:32am

    Steve Rogers is Accepted Into the Military (1940, colorized)

  • Jackthedog130
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 10:44am

    It’s a horrific situation, but even a child of that age, is still capable of killing,they were unfortunately brainwashed to do so...

  • TheNextBattalion
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 10:41am

    That kid is the size of a seven- or eight-year-old, tops

  • blomqv
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 2:29pm

    I find this extraordinary creepy of a photo

  • tace8
    4 points Jun 11,2019, 12:20pm

    damn you can see the sadness in the mp's eyes. horrific.

  • iHike29
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 12:34pm

    Is he chained to the bumper?

  • dingleberrysquid
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 7:07pm

    Looks like he got caught by John Belushi

  • unholymole1
    6 points Jun 11,2019, 9:48am

    What different time, it makes me a little sad and curious at the same time. My mom was born in Heidelberg in 1940 so it definitely hits home.

  • studoroma
    2 points Jun 11,2019, 6:22pm

    Thats Captain America before the steroids

  • Schreckberger
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 1:03pm

    Hooo boy, I live only around 20km from there!

  • cj2211
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 2:02pm

    Colorized photo of Steve Rogers from 1942

  • TallMagnolia
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:09pm

    That boy looks like he's about to grow some corn in Iowa.

  • butualreadyknewthat
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 8:05pm

    I wonder where he is now.. if he's still alive...

  • EmperorOfCanada
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 9:48pm

    Kind of funny that the best long term strategy would have been to entirely face the russians to the east and let the allies come in the back as fast as they could.

  • SlowlyAHipster
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:28pm

    Volksterm was insane! I've never actually seen a picture of one of these child soldiers. Yikes!

  • scaevola79
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 2:17am

    My son is 10 and I see the same lovely smile on this boy's face. I can't imagine him being on a front to fight. What a waste of youth

  • Jaws97e
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:05am

    My grandpa was sent to fight the americans at age 13 along with a bunch of other kids. Luckily they were smart and instantly surrendered to the first soldiers they met

  • MainPeanut
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:14am

    It's much better than to be captured by Armor in a city than by Airborne in the field, especially at 10yo.

    At least Armor can process prisoners.

  • Boris_Jeltsin
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 3:44am

    Yet we let 10 year old kids who fought for IS die in a Syrian internment camp, we've come a long way in 75 years.

  • persepolisrising
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 4:13am

    "Little adolph looked at me with his Little blue eyes, i couldent shoot, i adoptet him and will bring him to america !"

  • ChiefFlea8
    1 points Jun 12,2019, 6:20am

    Holding hands with a Nazi?! Shame

  • the_krc
    1 points Jun 11,2019, 7:21pm

    "Jochim, have you ever been…in a German concentration camp?"

  • Bert9166
    0 points Jun 11,2019, 5:48pm

    That is a hand hold of control, not affection. Look again.

  • nikolaj74
    -6 points Jun 11,2019, 7:30pm

    INFANTry, what is the real difference between sending an innocent naiv 18-19year old of to war and a 10 year old. both kids just at different levels. infantry as far as i know comes from the word infant, because most footsoldiers and front runners was kids. and still are.

  • aledlewis
    -8 points Jun 11,2019, 11:07am

    Great potential for an odd-couple sitcom.

  • profestoner
    -1 points Jun 11,2019, 11:50pm

    Not the kind of History Porn I had in mind...

  • SashaSyrup
    -8 points Jun 11,2019, 5:40pm

    Did the BearJew carve the swastika into the boys forehead to let everyone know he was a Nazi when he got back to his family?

  • deleted
    -8 points Jun 11,2019, 5:12pm

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