World War II, After the War

A fascinating set of photos from after the war.

The first is very striking. Look at it– tell me what’s missing from his uniform? A gent at work said about it, “He doesn’t look happy but he does look resolute.”



  1. MajW says:

    Gee whiz – looks like he forgot to put on his Nazi Party badge on the right breast… funny, must have misplaced that prior to his hearing.

  2. Louis B. Louis &#039 says:

    First Picture: Immediate first thought…

    Lt. Aldo Raine: Now, Werner, I'm gonna ask you one more goddamn time, and if you still "respectfully refuse," I'm callin' the Bear Jew over here, and he's gonna take that big-ole bat of his, and he's gonna beat you to death with it. Now take your wiener schnitzel lickin' finger and point out on this map what I want to know.

    Sgt. Werner Rachtman: Fuck you.


    Sgt. Werner Rachtman: And your Jew dogs!

    [the Basterds all laugh]

    Lt. Aldo Raine: Actually, Werner, we're all tickled to here you say that. Frankly, watchin' Donny beat Nazis to death is is the closest we ever get to goin' to the movies.

    [calling offscreen]

    Lt. Aldo Raine: DONNY!

    Sgt. Donny Donowitz: [from offscreen] Yeah?

    Lt. Aldo Raine: We got a German here who wants to die for his country! Oblige him!

    …And absolutely no sympathy.

  3. UltimaRatioRegis says:

    What's missing?

    I was gonna say "reflective belt", but that probably isn't it.

  4. Sam L. says:

    I'm saying it's a ton of ribbons and medals.