The War Illustrated No 31 Vol 2 April 5th 1940

t. ‘Fritz’ Poses for His Picture at the Front April iilh, 1940 The War lllm lratcd 329 To prove to their people at home and in many neutral countries that Germany is winning the war, the Nazi official photographers, who are a special corps having military rank, take many pictures of German patrols in French frontier villages. Here are Germans search­ing a house for French soldiers. Note that the cameraman is in the house that they are “searching.” I'lwto, WorldWide With a tarpaulin as cam­ouflage against reconnoi-tering British and French ’planes,a German anti-tank gun crew pose for the official Nazi photographer behind the Siegfried Line (below). They have that grim expression inculcated by the Nazi authorities as indication of their serious­ness of purpose. Photo, Keystone General von Brauchitsch, the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army (above, circle), studies a map of the“ Oberheim ”sector of the Western Front while on a visit to the Siegfried Line. Wil­helm von Brauchitsch is Hitler’s favourite general, and is atypical example of a Prussian army officer. Left, German patrols arc moving through the woods between the Siegfried and Maginot Lines with ex­treme caution. Skir­mishes between German and Allied patrols arc an almost daily occurrence in the woods. The German soldiers fear capture for they have been told that the British torture their prisoners !International Graphic Press
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