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The tiger tank was one of the most feared weapons of World War II. The tiger tank was very heavily armoured and carried powerful weapons on board. In the war in North Africa in an early encounter with the Allies in Tunisia, a 75mm artillery gun fired eight rounds and simply bounced off of the side of the tiger. From a distance of just 50 metres, such was the potency of the Tiger, that it got an aura of invincibility. However, such a status was not necessarily deserved as the tiger could be stopped and it’s sheer size caused problems.
The development of the tiger began as early as 1939. The development program was accelerated after May 1941 when the Wehrmacht asked for a 45 ton tank which had as its principle weapon an 88mm gun. The 88mm gun had already proved itself in battle as an artillery weapon, the thinking behind carrying such a heavy gun was that it would allow the tiger to outshoot any gun carried by enemy tanks.

The tiger was the main spearhead at Kursk. Here it did not do well. Many tanks left their factories before mechanical checks as a result many of them suffered major malfunctions during the battle, the tiger could hit a T34 from 1500 metres but when the two got to close quarter fighting, the T34 was superior.

By 1944 the tiger proved its defensive qualities that were to hinder both the Russians and the Allies, Michael Wittmann a tiger commander of the LSSAH, had kills of 119 tanks including great success in Normandy after D-Day. In Normandy, Wittman’s tigers destroyed over 25 British tanks,14 half-tracks, 14 bren gun carriers in a short and bloody battle around the village of Villers Bocage. At the Battle of the Bulge, the tigers did very well to start with but they literally ran out of fuel and men from Joachim Peiper’s SS unit, had to abandon their tanks and walk back to their lines.

By the end of the war, other tanks had been developed that outclassed the tiger - the Joseph Stalin II and the American M26 Pershing were among them.

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A scene from the movie "Hitler SS Portrait in Evil", the soldiers sing "Wenn die Soldaten", (a very popular song during the First World War) during the journey to Bad Wiessee.
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The 1. SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH or LAH) was formed 17 March 1933,as SS-Stabswache Berlin by Josef "Sepp" Dietrich, Hitler's bodyguard, on the order of Adolf Hitler who wanted a full-time armed force that was completly loyal to him.
The members of the LAH took an oath of loyalty to Hitler on the 9th of November 1933 (the 10th anniversary of the failed Beer Hall Putsch). It was redesignated Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) in 1934.
It took part in the purge of Ernst Röhm and other enemies of Hitler (mainly leaders of the SA) during the Night of Long Knifes together with Landespolizeigruppe General Göring.

The belt buckle pistol was an experimental
German World War II firearm consisting of four 7.65 mm or .22 long rifle barrels and concealed within a SS belt buckle. They were given to Adolf Hitler’s Personal Bodyguards in case to safeguard him from any assassin. Only 100 of them were made which makes it extremely rare.

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This photo was taken possibly in the early parts of “ Operation Barbarossa “, this photo depicts a machine gun team of soldiers from the 1st Panzer division “ Leibstandarte “ (or LSSAH for short) about to fire upon a retreating Soviet Commissar.

Political Commissars were communist enforcers, during 1942 Stalin Gave the Order No 227 “ NOT A STEP BACK ! “, if a soldier was caught lagging behind or retreating he was shot on the spot. The soviet commissars are said to have murdered 150,000+ of their own men and tens of thousands after the war, that’s equivalent to all the Latvians who lost their lives during World War II. The Russian soldiers didn’t know who to fear the most, the Germans or “ The Commissar “. #lssah#leibstandarte #waffenss#ww2#Ww2#worldwar2#worldwar2memorial#mg34#mg42#k98k#Russia#sovietunion#1941#1942#1943#1944#1945#tiger1#tanks#t34#halftrack#planes#stuka#leeenfield303#poland#8mm#9mm#kingtiger#tiger1

1943: The largest tank battle in history takes place at Prokhorovka, as part of the wider Battle of Kursk. Early in the morning of the 12th July 1943, the Russian 5th Guards Tank Army attacked the II SS-Panzer Corps. 616 Soviet tanks and self-propelled guns faced 294 German tanks. After a day of fierce fighting, the Germans, aided by Luftwaffe air support, succeeded in repelling the Soviet attack and by nightfall the Russians had returned to their starting positions. At the Battle of Prokhorovka, the Russians lost nearly 400 tanks and suffered 5,500 casualties. German losses were 80 tanks, 842 men, and 6 aircraft.
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Leibstandarte (LSSAH) askerleri Bulgaristan üzerinden Yugoslavya sınırına hareket ediyor, 7 Nisan 1941

Leibstandarte (LSSAH) troops are moving through Bulgaria to the border of Yugoslavia, 7 April 1941

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1. SS Panzer Tümeni "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" askerleri- Berlin 30 Ocak 1938

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Visiting the AHLD.
Adolf Hitler visits a group of the "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" (his personal bodyguard) Division, west of Warsaw, Poland, near the Vistula river.
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Visitando el AHLD.
Adolf Hitler visita un grupo de la división "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" (sus guardaespaldas personal), al oeste de Varsovia, Polonia, cerca del río Vístula.
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