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Chancellery of the Reich

The monumental facade of the Chancellery of the Reich, built in just nine months following a project from architect Albert Speer.

Oath ceremony of the SS

An ensign of the SS take an oath in the presence of Adolf Hitler, who takes with his left hand the Blutfahne (Blood Flag), a Nazi flag that during the Putsch of Munich of 1923 was stained by the blood of a member of the SA (Assault Sections) fallen during a confrontation.

Conscript oath ceremony of the SS

Oath ceremony of the conscripts of the SS in front of the Feldherrnhalle (Hall of Commanders) of Munich, city considered as the spiritual capital of National Socialism.

German dive bombers Junkers Ju 87

A group of German dive bombers Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (abbreviation of Sturzkampfflugzeug), whose shrill siren (the "Trumpet of Jericho") and lethal precision awoke the nerves of many anti-aircraft gunners.

Royal Air Force reconnaissance flight

A flight of the Royal Air Force in reconnaissance service at the beginning of the war.

Spanish frontier post at Hendaya

Frontier post in Hendaya between Spain and France. Here, the 10th January 1941, Hitler met the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco and tried in vain to convince him to enter the war.

Benito Mussolini onboard a military car

Prime Minister Benito Mussolini reviewing the Italian troops on the French alpine front, in one of the very rare photographs of the Duce taken at the beginning of the conflict.

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