The camp commandant Captain Tom Sylvester immediately noticed three of the newly arrived prisoners, “two were tall, and the third was short, ugly and poorly dressed man.” He sent the first two in separate chambers and decided to talk to the third. Suddenly he took off the bandage from his eyes, put on his glasses and said, “I am – Heinrich Himmler.” Sylvester immediately called the Secret Service, from where two officers arrived, one of which was Chaim Herzog. In the evening arrived Robert Murphy – Head of the Secret Service at Montgomery’s headquarters. Suspecting that Himmler could carry the poison to commit suicide, Murphy said to search him. A search discovered a vial with poison. Then the doctor noticed strange object in the Himmler’s mouth and decided to bring it closer to the light. Then Himmler’s jaw a vial with cyanide and a few seconds later he died (the death was registered at 11:04 May 23, 1945). After the body research, British buried remains of Himmler in Lüneburg Park. However, after some time it became necessary to re-study the body, as there were doubts about the identity of the person of Himmler. The body was exhumed and re-studied, after which it was cremated and the ashes scattered in the forest near Lüneburg.
Berlin bunker of Adolf Hitler. 1945.
Lighting dark corridors with candles, correspondents examined the sofa, covered with blood stains. Vandayvert writes: “Photos of correspondents, watching at the sofa on which Hitler and Eva Braun shot themselves. Eve sat at the far end, and Hilter in the middle, then Hitler fell on the floor…” This was true only on half. Historians believe that Eva Braun committed suicide using cyanide, but not the gun, so the blood on the couch was not Eva’s blood.
The attack on German positions in the fields of Voronezh
I. V. Stalin
M. Markov-Grinberg- unknown gunner with the legendary Degtyaryov on the shoulder.
Poltava, German and Italian watch on a new series of the “Signal” magazine.
The German machine gunner. Stalingrad.
German paratroopers group in Stalingrad
Stalingrad the German command surrenders.
Soviet sapper-scout Michael Kochkurov neutralizes the German anti-tank mine on the Stalingrad front.
Soviet anti-tank riflemen N. Seregin and A. Bakaev with anti-tank gun, disguised oneself in a ruined building waiting for German tanks in Stalingrad.
The soldiers secretly go to the fighting position in the village during the Moscow battle. A fighter in the center has got 50-mm mortar in the hands.
Destroyed tank in the field.
Armor KV-1 and the missile.
Critical “Citadel”: the victory of the Red Army in the Battle in Kursk