It is doubtful whether Scouts Out and Tip of the Spear would have turned out the way it did without the fabulous help and support of Jim Haley, an American expatriate living in Germany. He’s an avid Panzer collector, with a keen eye for documents, photos and other ephemera. Not only did he supply nearly half of all the photos used in the book, he did so freely and without restrictions. Generous to a fault, Jim has also helped out numerous other collectors and authors with their books and projects as well.
Presented below are some of the fabulous images Jim was able to get from the holdings of a photography studio some time ago. Among the thousands of portraits taken, there were numerous images of soldiers from the Panzerwaffe that are breathtaking in their quality and uniqueness.