Caption: "An 8.8cm FlaK 36 gun crew poses for the camera during a lull in the fighting during the early winter of 1945. Note the guns splinter shield boasting a vast array of painted tanks denoting kills. Although the war was now drawing to a terrible end for the Germans, the 8.8cm FlaK gun still continued to do sterling service right to the end.'
Japanese heavy cruiser Ashigara on a visit to Germany in Kiel harbour, May 1937. Pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee is behind. Ashigara was sunk by British submarine HMS Trenchant in June 1945: Graf Spee was scuttled after the Battle of the River Plate in December 1939.
FM 24/29 machine gun and french commando - first Indochina war