07 December 2015

0111 | Photo | 13. SS-Freiwilligen b. h. Gebirgs-Division (Kroatien)



A seemingly ordinary crew of a light field howitzer – but it actually consists of five brothers, all members of the 13th SS Mountain Division. Although there was a number of cases of several members of the same family enlisting together in this division, five brothers were still a phenomenon – so an entire series of photographs was made with them, for propaganda purposes. In this particular photo, only three of the brothers can be seen (the NCO, on the far left, is not one of them, he is their commander); it was originally black-and-white, but it was coloured professionally, for the German wartime magazine "Signal".

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Eugen Nonnenmacher.
Date: 1944.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "Five brothers and one howitzer. In action against Bolshevik gangs. [...]"

File source: "Signal" 18/1944.
Number: no number (p. 19).

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Naizgled obična posada jedne lake poljske haubice – a čine je zapravo petorica rođene braće, svi pripadnici 13. brdske SS-divizije. Iako je u ovoj diviziji bilo više slučajeva zajedničkog prijavljivanja više članova iste porodice, petorica braće ipak su bili fenomen – tako da je, u propagandne svrhe, sa njima napravljena čitava serija fotografija. Na ovoj slici konkretno, vide se samo trojica braće (podoficir, sasvim levo, nije jedan od njih, on im je komandir); u originalu je crno-bela, ali je obojena stručno, za nemački ratni časopis "Signal".

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Eugen Nonenmaher.
Datum: 1944.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Petorica braće i jedna haubica. U akciji protiv boljševičkih bandi. [...]"

Izvor fajla: "Signal" 18/1944.
Broj: bez broja (str. 19).

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