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.
German POWs being searched during the British attack across the River Gari on the Gustav Line, Italy, 13 May 1944. Note the German with the raised hands wearing a helmet with two holes in it. He either did not wear the helmet when the strikes happened or he was the luckiest man on earth.
Mussolini, Hitler, French PM Daladier (shaking with Mussolini), and interpreter Schmidt during the Munich Conference, Germany, 29 Sep 1938. The conference gave Hitler a free hand in Czechoslovakia, which was quickly absorbed into the Reich.