Hello, I came across this original photo in a flee market outside Halifax, Nova Scotia a few years ago. The man that I bought it from said he got it from a family from Lunenburg, which is close to Halifax and contains a lot of families of German descent. The photo has perplexed me and many that I have shown it to over the years and now I show all of you on this forum this weird photo. I still don't know if it is fake or real, but from the people I have talked to at my university in the photo department say it is authentic and from the period of the war. I am a 26 year old Canadian and I have no WWII experience except the stories and history I have read and my grandfathers stories, but besides that I have exhausted all my knowledge I can on this photo. Some things over the years I have come across about this odd and chilling photo. -it seems staged... The situation is almost too visceral. And it seems that the German is possibly persuading the Russian to surrender? -The photo itself is authentically from the period, but this can be reproduced. -Some have suggested it is in the Balkans due to the soil and trees, and Russian/German trench standoff. -The soldiers weapons seems to be switched, the Russian seems to have a German smg, where the German seems to have a Russian PPSH. -The chipped bark on the trees seems to be consistent with ordnance exchanges in that terrain. -If you look closely at the Russians hand you can clearly see where he had a ring on and took it off and the skin that was covered by the ring is lighter as would happen with dirt or sun tan. -On the far middle right of the photo it looks like a German Jack boot is just off the end of the photo also blurred as if in movement, so perhaps this was a trench charge that caught this cameraman and soldier together with this unfortunate Russian. I have higher resolution images of this photo if requested. any information or opinions encouraged ,Schella Link to the full size image.