1/6th Figure: 1./PzRgt-5, Wiking Division, Hungary 1945

New 1/6th-scale Dragon WWII figure covering the Wiking Division fighting in Hungary in 1945: Item No. 70830, Hauptsturmfuhrer “Paul Senghas”, Commander, 1./PzRgt-5, “Wiking” Division, Hungary 1945. Scheduled for release June 2012.

Hauptsturmfuhrer Paul Senghas, Commander, 1./PzRgt-5, Wiking Division, Hungary 1945

FW-190 near Frankfurt

U.S. Brig. Gen. George C. McDonald stands in front of a German FW-190 fighter captured near Frankfurt, Germany. (U.S. Air Force Photo)

Luftwaffe Fw 190 Black-and-white Photo 1945

U.S. Air Force Photo


WAC 3rd Anniversary

Newsmap poster from April 1945 celebrating the 3rd Anniversary of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC):

WAC 3rd Anniversary Poster, 1945, WW2

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Germans Surrender in Czechoslovakia

U.S. Army video of German troops surrendering in Czechoslovakia in 1945:

  • Part 1 — German soldiers, wagons, and trucks surrender. U.S. soldiers inspect abandoned German equipment and artillery. Wehrmacht soldiers in a Schwimmwagen are directed forward by U.S. soldiers.
  • Part 2 — German general discusses surrender with American officers. German prisoners, including several women, are loaded into an American truck.
  • Part 3 — German prisoners march through town to assembly point. German bicycle troops move past. German prisoners assembled. German vehicle and artillery dump.
  • Part 4 — Surrendered German horses, wagon, and trucks. Men of the U.S. 97th Infantry Division.
  • Part 5 — American jeeps pass column of German vehicles. German vehicles assembled in a field. German columns, including Sdkfz 250 and Sdkfz. 251 halftracks, move past civilians in a town.

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