Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jul

24

1942

Air attack on the Eastern Front trenches

German infantry manning a trench on the Eastern Front, 1942

The light singing transforms into a rattling howl, which now fills the air for hours. Each night is the same awe-inspiring picture; hundreds of lightning flashes burst into the air. Shades of white, green, and red splatter the sky; long yellow-orange streaks shoot into the air, and are accompanied by the hard knocking of 2cm anti-aircraft artillery.