21 April '41: Rommel awarded with the Italian Medal for bravery in silver. Few Panzer III Tropen in the foreground. Rommel's leadership of German and Italian forces in the North African campaign established him as one of the most able commanders of the war, and earned him the appellation of the Desert Fox. He is regarded as one of the most skilled commanders of desert warfare in the conflict.
After the Battle of Stalingrad finished with the destruction of the German forces, these local boys found a literal treasure trove of abandoned weapons and equipment. Here they posed for the camera carrying ammo belts, ammo boxes, machine guns and rifles, all German. February 1943. Ordnance strewn over the battlefield remained a real hazard well into the 1960s.