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On these pages you will find scans of some original photographs from my
collection. I have no idea whether any are pictures of men from the 12th
Infantry Division but I'd like to think that there may be one or two in there!
These will be added to as time goes on so please come back and have a look again in the future
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Crossing the bridge at Lublin, Poland in 1939
These two are of men preparing a meal in the field. The state of their dress, some are
wearing fatigues, means they are away from the front and could well be on an exercise
NCOs being awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class. Note the helmet decals.
Probably in France 1940
This photo is actually of Luftwaffe anti-aircraft gunners but gives a good view
of the 88mm Flak 36 that was used so effectively in the anti-tank role
This is a set of six pictures showing the funeral of a Wehrmacht officer, Leutnant
Jochen Joensch in Russia in early 1942. The grave maker shows that he fell on the
8th January 1942 in his 28th year.
A group of men outside a building, probably in the West about 1940 to 1941.
Note the breeches which implies that they are cavalry.
A Gefreiter and Schutze with two horses. The horse harnesses mean they could be
from a transport or artillery unit.
This appears to be a pre-war picture of an Infantry company on the march. They are
wearing tornisters and on the original you can see they are wearing portepees with
A tired and dusty looking infantry platoon on the march. This is probably
in France 1940.
A platoon of medical troops on the parade ground (Note the badges on the
sleeve). An interesting photo in that they don't seem to be completely in step!
A great photo of troops presenting arms. The senior NCO, bugler and last man
all wear the marksmanship lanyard
'Prisoners'. Looks like the Soviet Union in
the summer of 1941.
'A pause in the advance'. Worn out troops asleep by their vehicles. They could well be
'Sleeping rough every time there's a stop!' Lohojsk, Poland, 1939.
A nice photo of some infantrymen wearing tornisters. This must be 1940 or later
as some are wearing M40 tunics
This one is dated 25th April 1941, Falkenberg, Germany. Troops on
a training exercise
A good view of a soldier preparing a meal next to his zeltbahn
These two pictures are of a rifle platoon on the march led by their senior NCO. It appears as though they are at a training area. The photos are stamped 'Neuhammer' on the back so that could well be where they were taken. The landser behind the NCO has an MG pouch on his belt and appears to be carrying what I believe to be a ZB26 machine gun.