Welcome to THEGERMANWARMACHINE.COM. Packed with free information, free film footage, first-hand accounts and carousels of photos with very detailed captions, it's the first port of call for enthusiasts of the German Army of World War II. Explore the range of material available via the headings on the left of this screen - millions of words, hundreds of photos and maps and diagrams.
New additions to the site
- 4 new Podcasts added
German War Machine is proud to present the "Alfred Regeniter Diaries".
Alfred was a StuG III commander in Lithuania during the winter of 1944-45 who recorded his experiences on a daily basis. These previously unpublished memoirs are a thrilling and brutal account of armoured combat on the Eastern Front.
Come on in!
Quote of the week
Christmas was miserable. We ate cats and dogs, we had only a little bread.
Even the horse meat had run out. We developed a system at the barricades. It was a little warmer in the basements of these houses, and, while one or two soldiers sat watching upstairs, all the rest huddled downstairs with their weapons. The guys on watch gave us a signal if anything was up. They put me up there on guard duty. Since I had pieces of cloth wrapped around my hands and wrists and couldn't hold on to anythiing, they hung a bag of nails from the ceiling. If I shook that bag it was the signal that the Russians were coming, and my comrades would charge up the basement stairs and open fire.
Count Friedrich Ernst von Solm