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German Volkssturm volunteers with Panzerfaust launchers, Kar98k rifles, and MG34 machine guns, Berlin, Germany, 12 Nov 1944

Caption   German Volkssturm volunteers with Panzerfaust launchers, Kar98k rifles, and MG34 machine guns, Berlin, Germany, 12 Nov 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 146-1971-033-15
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Mauser Kar98k   Main article  Photos  
MG 34   Main article  Photos  
Panzerfaust   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 12 Nov 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 22 Jun 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Sep 2011 08:38:35 PM


2. ari says:
12 Jan 2012 06:35:37 AM

If I were volksturmm, my weapon of choices is panzerfaust and a MP 40.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
9 Oct 2016 06:19:50 PM


One way to der front the last parade. Volkssturm units were made up of young boys and old men. Photo taken in Berlin, November 1944.

During the final four months of WWII in Europe, over 1,230,000 men were killed in action losses were Wehrmacht, SS, Hitler Youth and Volkssturm units. That's about 300,000 a month this doesn't count Wounded in Action, Missing or taken POW.
Looking at the photo those men are all dressed well marching off to their fate...
Most are armed with the Panzerfaust anti-tank weapon, w/a mix of K98's or other types of rifles, a few are carrying the MG 34 7.92mm machine gun...

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