Sometimes referred to as the K43, this rifle is the successor to the failed G41. The Nazis were taken by surprise when the Soviet SVT-40 was encountered on the battlefield. Examination of captured examples helped solve problems with their G41 to eventually produce the G43. Note the third image. The G43 was put into production hastily as resources were dwindling and German machining quality was overlooked for mass production. Majority if not all G43 and K43 rifles have rushed and crudely machined receivers.
Propaganda… What you’re looking at appears to be a German soldier getting ready to execute two female Soviet soldiers. This is a doctored photo that was used as propaganda by the Soviets to depict German brutality even further. Joseph Stalin is famous for doctoring photos, having people erased from images after he’s had them killed. Photo manipulation has been around for decades, it is not a product of Photoshop.
Sturmgewehr German Generals observe an StG 44 being tested by Field Marshal Albert Kesselring. Hitler himself test fired the StG 44 after being shown the completed version. There was some confusion whether this image was of Hitler during that test but the insignia on the cap is wrong; that cap is Luftwaffe.
Draw… What looks like a German and Soviet soldier encountering each other in a trench and about to open fire. Very odd that there was a photographer here. I want to say it’s from a movie but I don’t recognize this scene from anything. The German has a PPSh-41 while the Soviet has the PPS. I thought maybe the Soviet had a PPSh-41 also but with a stick magazine but that more pronounced curve under the barrel and ahead of the magazine well is more PPS. Note that another soldier’s boot heel on the right hand side of the photo…very odd.
Defeat… (Soviet soldiers standing together as they present the military banners of the defeated Nazis. Note the first soldier and the lack of the banner. That one belongs to the infamous 1st SS Division Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler. The banner was never found or captured; whereabouts are unknown or possibly it was destroyed during the battle for Berlin. There are some theories that it was saved and preserved by the Nazi insurgency group known as Werwolf; German for Werewolf.)