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Der Maresal
Posted: January 14, 2005 11:04 pm
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They are from the Hugo Jaeger collection of 2000+ Third Reich Color photographs, taken by a war correspondant with the latest in color photography..Agfachrome..color film.

German columns cross the Danube from Romania to Bulgaria during the Balkans campaign against Greece and Yugoslavia in Spring 1941.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:06 pm
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German Troops cross onto pontoon bridges over the Danube into Bulgaria in early 1941.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:12 pm
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It hard to imagine these pictures were taken way before the big battles on the eastern front, before Stalingrad, the summer and winter campagins,..the Ploiesti Bombings and hard airbattles, and the bombing of Bucharest itself.
The color makes you think these pictures were taken yesterday..

Here are some more pictures from the same set, in Bulgaria.
These pictures were taken shortly after those taken in Bucharest.



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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:14 pm
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German wehrmacht units pass through a Bulgarian town having crossed the Danube from Romania, 1941.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:17 pm
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Passing through a small Bulgarian Village, a German soldier leans on a Donkey eating an egg.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:21 pm
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Villagers from a Bulgarian village offer a German motorcylist a drink of Kefir.
Kefir is a thick sour milk that is very healthy and originates from the caucasus and apparently makes peoples live up to 120 years of age or so)
(i got some in my fridge)

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:24 pm
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Germans in the same village prepare to leave. They are now headin to Sofia.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:26 pm
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Photographin themselves with an "Esel" (Donkey) from the same village, germans are having a good time.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:30 pm
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Having organized their mobile transportation, the Germans look on as their translator is trying to decipher bulgarian reading from a dictionary. The German understands bulgarian as much as the donkey understands german.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:34 pm
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Mountaintroops (Gebirgsjaegern) pause to play cards, smoke, and listen to guitar and acordeon music in the heights somewhere in Bulgaria, Spring 1941.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:37 pm
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Germans pass through a town close to the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.
A bulgarian Fraulein greets them with food.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:39 pm
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Sofia, Bulgarian capital.

A german controlls the traffic.
For some this is the final destination before crossing the mountains into Greece.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:44 pm
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In Yugoslavia, a German soldiers has attracted a large group of children, with his two seat motorcycle.
The kids have probably never seen this before. They get the priviledge to be fotographed in it.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:49 pm
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Yugoslavian kids and some women pose with a wehrmacht man in his BMW motorcycle. Certainly the first time they get to sit in one.

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Posted: January 14, 2005 11:51 pm
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Into Greece -

After going through Romania, crossing the Danube, through Bulgaria the Germans march into Yugoslavia and cross the mountains into Greece.

A field artillery piece is towed up the mountain road in Greece.

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