[Above: A panzer unit welcomed in Russia. Note the sign in the upper right hand corner with an eagle and swastika above it, it basically says 'cordial welcome - Heil Hitler'.]

[Above: Circa 1941/1942. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]

[Above: German soldiers distribute christmas presents to Russian children.]

[Above: Friendly conversation between crew members of a Sd.Kfz. 222 and a Soviet peasant in 1941]

[Above: Children get to sit on a German motorcycle.]

[Above: An old Russian women hitches a ride aboard a German motorcycle sidecar.]

[Above: I found the poster they are looking at in the above picture! This poster, in Cyrillic, describes the life of soldiers in the Wehrmacht, Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. Click to enlarge.]

[Above: Wow, that is a horse's leg the Russian peasant is holding...]

[Above: Another shot... it still even has the horseshoe on it.]

[Above: The crew of a Volkswagen Schwimmwagen from the Totenkopf Division got lost and had to ask a local woman for directions. Belgorod region, summer 1943.]

[Above: Motorcycle dispatch riders on the Eastern Front are viewed by a curious mother a child during Operation Barbarossa. Rivne (Rovno) Oblast, Ukraine. July 1941.]

[Above: A German soldier sharing bread with a Russian orphan boy. Volkhov area, 1942.]