Frontkämpfer: Previously Unpublished Photographs of the German Wehrmacht 1939-1945

Author(s): Jeff D. Eberle 

ISBN: 9781781558959
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A fascinating collection of rarely seen photographs of the German war machine during the Second World War.
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  • Never-before-seen snapshots of famous German wartime personalities, foreign volunteer units, rarely seen and experimental firearms, and famous battles

  • An encompassing glimpse of the Wehrmacht through the German camera lens including all branches of military service: Heer, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, Waffen SS and Hitler Youth

  • A detailed photographic study of the development and changes to German small arms, uniforms and equipment during the war

  • An exciting new look into the men, machines and weapons of the Wehrmacht featuring period photographs from both German and Allied sources, the majority of which have never been published

No nation has celebrated militarism with the vigour of Nazi Germany. Part of that martial fervour was the use of the photograph – both as a form of propaganda and as a method of documenting the feats of the Wehrmacht on the battlefield.

Through their private snapshots, the everyday German soldier became a major contributor to the historical record of the Second World War. It would seem that nearly every German soldier had his own camera and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of photographs, were taken by these troops during the conflict.

Thousands of these photos were lost, vanishing in the chaos of the closing days of the war, many were taken by Allied soldiers and sent home as war trophies, with many more destroyed by their creators to hide guilt and shame. However, large numbers of these photographs survived and can still be found today in junk shops, antique malls, estate sales, and auction houses around the world.

Through these forgotten images, we catch a glimpse of the war, through the eyes of the men who were there.


BOOK ISBN 9781781558959
FORMAT 234 x 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 256 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 20 April 2023
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 405 black-and-white photographs

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Jeff D. Eberle lives in a small mountain community west of Denver and is an author, photographer and amateur historian. Growing up, he developed an interest in Second World War history, and at the age of twelve, collecting photographs of the conflict. Sourcing his collection from veterans, estate sales, auction houses and junk shops, Eberle has accumulated thousands of never-before-seen photographs of humanity’s greatest conflict. Now, over thirty years later, he has decided to share his collection with the world.


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