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WW2 The march of the Nazi war machine:

Source : dailymail.uk Music : James Last Orchestra Author : Beatrice Vaisman WW2 The march of the Nazi war machine

Unseen photographs - collected by the Red Baron's cousin - capture Hitler's troops unleashing hell in Soviet cities.  Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen was the cousin of the First World War fighter pilot, the Red Baron . Photo albums compiled by the high-ranking Nazi depict the chilling peak of the Third Reich before WW2 . He documented the devastating Operation Barbarossa in haunting pictures that have never been seen before .One of the captured soldiers is Yakov Jugashvili, the eldest son of Russian communist leader Joseph Stalin :

Unseen photographs - collected by the Red Baron's cousin - capture Hitler's troops unleashing hell in Soviet cities.  Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen was the cousin of the First World War fighter pilot, the Red Baron . Photo albums compiled by the high-ranking Nazi depict the chilling peak of the Third Reich before WW2 . He documented the devastating Operation Barbarossa in haunting pictures that have never been seen before .One of the captured soldiers is Yakov Jugashvili , the eldest son of Russian communist leader Joseph Stalin

Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen is pictured here in high spirits during the Spanish Civil War:

Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen is pictured here in high spirits during the Spanish Civil War

Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen is pictured here marching benind General Franco during the Spanish civil War :

Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen is pictured here marching benind General Franco during the Spanish civil War

Operation Barbarossa - before the Russian winter set in. During the campaign the German army captured five million Soviet prisoners of war. The majority of them never returned alive :

Operation Barbarossa - before the Russian winter set in. During the campaign the German army captured five million Soviet prisoners of war. The majority of them never returned alive

Operation Barbarossa: This haunting image shows the destruction caused to the outclassed Russian tanks :

Operation Barbarossa: This haunting image shows the destruction caused to the outclassed Russian tanks

The devastated town of Merkin in Operation Barbarossa - homes and buildings across the town have been completely destroyed as the enemy launched their rampage :

The devastated town of Merkin in Operation Barbarossa - homes and buildings across the town have been completely destroyed as the enemy launched their rampage

Ricthofen can be seen here with Hitler at the huge Nazi victory parade for the Condor Legion in the heart of Berlin in June 1939 :

Ricthofen can be seen here with Hitler at the huge Nazi victory parade for the Condor Legion in the heart of Berlin in June 1939

The huge Nazi victory parade for von Richthofen's Condor Legion in the heart of Berlin in June 1939 :

The huge Nazi victory parade for von Richthofen's Condor Legion in the heart of Berlin in June 1939

Ricthofen with Hitler: The unseen personal photo album of Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen, cousin to the legendary Red Baron, gives an unprecedented insight into his military career in the Third Reich :

Ricthofen with Hitler: The unseen personal photo album of Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen, cousin to the legendary Red Baron, gives an unprecedented insight into his military career in the Third Reich

Ricthofen (right) with Hitler at the Nazi victory parade - Wolfram served in the Red Baron's squadron in the WW1, went on to design the 'Jericho trumpet' of the infamous Stuka Bomber between the wars :

Ricthofen (right) with Hitler at the Nazi victory parade - Wolfram served in the Red Baron's squadron in the WW1, went on to design the 'Jericho trumpet' of the infamous Stuka Bomber between the wars

Russian prisoners from a burned village are marched away from the burnt out shells of their homes by Nazi guards :

Russian prisoners from a burned village are marched away from the burnt out shells of their homes by Nazi guards

Richthofen in the heady early days of the Operation Barbarossa campaign before the brutal Russian winter set in :

Richthofen in the heady early days of the Operation Barbarossa campaign before the brutal Russian winter set in

German General Hermann Hoth (left), a German army commander and war criminal during the Second World War :

German General Hermann Hoth (left), a German army commander and war criminal during the Second World War

Ricthofen with Hitler: One of the two personalised albums was compiled just before the war and is of a huge victory parade in Berlin for Germany's Condor Legion, a military unit which supported General Franco in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and March 1939 :

Ricthofen with Hitler: One of the two personalised albums was compiled just before the war and is of a huge victory parade in Berlin for Germany's Condor Legion, a military unit which supported General Franco in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and March 1939

There are some images showing Nazis in more light-hearted moments of the campaign - including a cute kitten sat in a German jack boot :

There are some images showing Nazis in more light-hearted moments of the campaign - including a cute kitten sat in a German jack boot

The album even contains a bizarre set of pictures of Richthofen and his cronies fishing with hand grenades during the campaign :

The album even contains a bizarre set of pictures of Richthofen and his cronies fishing with hand grenades during the campaign

This aerial photograph shows the pockmarked lunar landscape around the Russian city of Smolensk :

This aerial photograph shows the pockmarked lunar landscape around the Russian city of Smolensk

Richthofen (right) with General Kesselring: The albums document the 'honeymoon' period of the Third Reich, before the onset of the Russian winter of 1941 which proved a significant turning point of the war :

Richthofen (right) with General Kesselring: The albums document the 'honeymoon' period of the Third Reich, before the onset of the Russian winter of 1941 which proved a significant turning point of the war

A pilot in the foreground can be seen in a flight of Henschel Hs 123 biplanes during the lethal Operation Barbarossa :

A pilot in the foreground can be seen in a flight of Henschel Hs 123 biplanes during the lethal Operation Barbarossa

Russian prisoners can be seen huddled together in the haunting images, awaiting their fate at the hands of the Nazis :

Russian prisoners can be seen huddled together in the haunting images, awaiting their fate at the hands of the Nazis

Richthofen (left) with Field Marshal Ernst Busch, a German field marshal during World War II and one of Third Reich's most powerful men :

Richthofen (left) with Field Marshal Ernst Busch, a German field marshal during World War II and one of Third Reich's most powerful men

The photograph, entitled 'Jews are led to work', shows the Nazi guards forcing Jewish prisoners to march through the streets before being made to work :

The photograph, entitled 'Jews are led to work', shows the Nazi guards forcing Jewish prisoners to march through the streets before being made to work

'Capture of Bolshevik women': Officers told their soldiers to target people who were described as "Jewish Bolshevik subhumans :

'Capture of Bolshevik women': Officers told their soldiers to target people who were described as "Jewish Bolshevik subhumans

Russian prisoners are forced to march along the road with their hands above their heads - but the onset of the Russian winter of 1941 which proved a significant turning point of the war :

Russian prisoners are forced to march along the road with their hands above their heads - but the onset of the Russian winter of 1941 which proved a significant turning point of the war

Richthofen and his fellow officers killed time and amused themselves by using hand grenades to go fishing :

Richthofen and his fellow officers killed time and amused themselves by using hand grenades to go fishing

The Russian prisoners were forced to live in squalid, cramped conditions. More than a million Soviet Jews were murdered by death squads and gassing as part of the Holocaust :

The Russian prisoners were forced to live in squalid, cramped conditions. More than a million Soviet Jews were murdered by death squads and gassing as part of the Holocaust

A destroyed tank near Kuznio in Russia - The Russians hit back on the Eastern Front and pushed the enemy back towards Germany. In 1944 the Allies invaded France and forced the Germans to retreat from the west :

A destroyed tank near Kuznio in Russia - The Russians hit back on the Eastern Front and pushed the enemy back towards Germany. In 1944 the Allies invaded France and forced the Germans to retreat from the west

'Stalin's son a prisoner': Richthofen's previously unseen snap of Stalin's son Yakov after his capture near Smolensk in July 1941 :

Thanks to Dr. Ema Leibovici 'Stalin's son a prisoner': Richthofen's previously unseen snap of Stalin's son Yakov after his capture near Smolensk in July 1941

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