Sturmkampfgewehr or StKG Break-action, shortened Karabiner 98k 26,5mm grenade laucher, first thought up in late-WW2 Nazi Germany, possibly 1943.
Kind of an upgrade to the flare gun based Sturmpistole, this smoothbore carbine was designed to fire the same Wurfkörper 326 LP and and 326 LP n.A. grenades (LP stands for Leuchtpistole/flare gun) and thus fill a light anti-tank purpose in the urban warfare of 1944/45.

Sturmkampfgewehr or StKG Break-action, shortened Karabiner 98k 26,5mm grenade laucher, first thought up in late-WW2 Nazi Germany, possibly 1943.
Kind of an upgrade to the flare gun based Sturmpistole, this smoothbore carbine was designed to fire the same Wurfkörper 326 LP and and 326 LP n.A. grenades (LP stands for Leuchtpistole/flare gun) and thus fill a light anti-tank purpose in the urban warfare of 1944/45.

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Scenes of 'Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II

Dead soldiers sprawled on a tank in northwest Europe, circa 1944

Chindit - "Chindit" is an English corruption of the Burmese word "Chinthe," describing a mythical lion. The name was adopted by a legendary band of irregular British-Allied troops during the Second World War. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

British Chindit - "Chindit" is an English corruption of the Burmese word "Chinthe," describing a mythical lion. The name was adopted by a legendary band of irregular British-Allied troops during the Second World War.

The Power Of Music  (Actually this is soft power what we call, used as a psychological warfare weapon.)

The Power Of Music (Actually this is soft power what we call, used as a psychological warfare weapon.

Column of American M4 Sherman tanks bogged down in the mud near Minturno during the campaign to drive German forces from Italy, 1944.  Read more: ‘Fury’ in the Real World: Photos of Tank Warfare in World War II | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/fury-reality-of-tank-warfare-wwii-photos/#ixzz3HHOkMfLF

Scenes of 'Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II

Column of American Sherman tanks bogged down in the mud near Minturno during the campaign to drive German forces from Italy, Read more: ‘Fury’ in the Real World: Photos of Tank Warfare in World War II

1944.  From what I have heard from vets, this was almost impossible to do -- trudging through mud and water for days on end with little rest and unable to change boots made trench foot inevitable.

Another problem faced in the trenches was trench foot. The cause of trench foot was the exposure to damp, cold and unsanitary conditions. The men were prone to trench foot considering they spent most of their time in the flooded, dirty trenches,

“You are about to embark upon the Greatest Crusade... The eyes of the world are upon you.” Gen. Eisenhower, D-Day: June 6, 1944.

Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg's movie about an army squad sent to retrieve Private Ryan after his two brothers are killed on D-Day o.

An American soldier slogs through deep mud carrying ammunition to a waiting Sherman tank of 3rd Armored Division during the battle for control of the Stolberg area, Germany, 1944.  Read more: ‘Fury’ in the Real World: Photos of Tank Warfare in World War II | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/fury-reality-of-tank-warfare-wwii-photos/#ixzz3HHO0aqGn

Scenes of 'Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II

An American soldier slogs through deep mud carrying ammunition to a waiting Sherman tank of Armored Division during the battle for control of the Stolberg area, Germany,

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16 February 1922 – 15 July 1950) was a German Luftwaffe night fighter pilot and is the highest scoring night fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. All of his 121 victories were claimed during World War II at night, mostly against British four-engine bombers. Awarded with Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds on 16 October 1944, Germany's highest military decoration at the time. He was nicknamed "The Spook of St. Trond".

✠ Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer February 1922 – 15 July died from injuries sustained in a road accident.

Caen, juillet 1944: des artilleurs du 1st KOSB / 3rd ID avec leur canon antichar dans la Rue de Vaugueux.

Caen, juillet des artilleurs du KOSB / ID avec leur canon…

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Scenes of 'Fury': The Brutal Reality of Tank Warfare in World War II

American troops of the Infantry Division advance behind the Sherman tank 'Lucky Legs II' while attacking Japanese positions on Bougainville, Solomon Islands, in March,

American soldier sleeping in a foxhole after a march through rugged mountain, Minturno, Italy, 1944.

American soldier sleeping in a foxhole after a march through rugged mountain terrain, Minturno, Italy,

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (16 February 1922 – 15 July 1950) was a German Luftwaffe night fighter pilot and is the highest scoring night fighter ace (Bf 110) in the history of aerial warfare. All of his 121 victories were claimed during World War II at night, mostly against British four-engine bombers. Awarded with Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds on 16 October 1944, Germany's highest military decoration at the time. He was nicknamed "The Spook of St…

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer February 1922 – 15 July was a German…

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