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Portrait of a young Soviet POW in a steel breastplate SN-42, made of 2mm steel (.08") and weighing 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs), captured by Finnish troops during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. A testament to the breastplate’s effectiveness, the young soldier had been shot three times in the chest and left unharmed. Near Syskyjärvi, Karelia, Finland (now, Syuskyuyarvi, Republic of Karelia, Russia.) 15 July 1944. Image taken by Esko Töyri.

Portrait of a young Soviet POW in a steel breastplate made of steel and weighing kg lbs), captured by Finnish troops during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. A testament.

Corpo de um soldado alemão congelado colocado de cabeça para baixo pelos soviéticos com objetivo de baixar o moral dos outros soldados alemães, durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial, em 1942.

The frozen body of a dead German soldier is used as a signpost. Eastern Front, c. 1942 "In Soviet Russia, The Sign Post You!

Chinese civilians prepared to be buried alive by Japanese soldiers, Nanjing, China, Dec 1937-Jan 1938

[Photo] Chinese civilians prepared to be buried alive by Japanese soldiers, Nanjing, China, Dec 1937-Jan 1938

Штурман 624-го штурмового авиационного полка капитан Н.В. Максимов.Всего за время войны совершил 159 боевых вылетов на штурмовике Ил-2, в воздушных боях лично сбил 6 самолетов противника. За мужество и героизм, проявленные в боях, Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 27 июня 1945 года майору Максимову Николаю Васильевичу присвоено звание Героя Советского Союза с вручением ордена Ленина и медали «Золотая Звезда».

Штурман 624-го штурмового авиационного полка капитан Н.В. Максимов.Всего за время войны совершил 159 боевых вылетов на штурмовике Ил-2, в воздушных боях лично сбил 6 самолетов противника. За мужество и героизм, проявленные в боях, Указом Президиума Верховного Совета СССР от 27 июня 1945 года майору Максимову Николаю Васильевичу присвоено звание Героя Советского Союза с вручением ордена Ленина и медали «Золотая Звезда».

A Finnish Army medic (right) tends to a severely wounded Soviet POW (left), captured during hostilities of the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. Near Simpele, Rautjärvi, Karelia (now, part of South Karelia), Finland. 1 August 1941.

A Finnish Army medic (right) tends to a severely wounded Soviet POW (left), captured during hostilities of the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War. Near Simpele, Rautjärvi, Karelia (now, part of South.

Imagen sobre la toma del Reichstag por el ejército rojo.

A powerful image Soviet Flag raised above the Reichstag [Berlin, Soviet Union soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev, and Georgij Bulatov raising the flag on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany in May, The photograph was taken by Yevgeny Khaldei.

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Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 531

Child soldiers in World War II. The Germans used these children as canon fodder placing them on the front line to be killed. Much the way Hamas uses Palestinian children as front line protection for grown men.

Shows how Hitler manipulated children into his plan of destruction. Child soldier - in desperation the Nazi's used many of these children often as fodder for front line diversionary actions. These children didn't have a chance.

日本人として 「忘れてはいけない四つの日」 ~長崎原爆の日~ - 箱根山・延年の会

Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.

Georgy Zhukov. "Father" of the Soviet victory - a mastermind behind the largest battles of WW2: Moscow, the greatest battle in human history with 7 million officers and men taking part on both sides, Stalingrad (4m) and Berlin 3.5m to name a few.    Without a doubt, a military genius: he never lost a battle.  But also known by his soldiers as a “Butcher”, for disregarding causalities with his efforts to win at any cost.

Marshal Georgy Zhukov, father of Soviet victory in poses for a relaxed outdoor portrait in the summer of The guns are now silent and the marshal's hair is grey. He entered the war with a full head of black hair.

American squad mortar firing in Italy, 1944

"Members of an African-American mortar company of the Division pass the ammunition and heave it over at the Germans in an almost endless stream near Massa, Italy. This company is credited with liquidating several machine gun nests.

Hitler’s Waldo: The German who didn’t give a F**k - Just a photograph of your average Nazi rally in Hitler Germany. Or is it?  At the launch of a German army vessel in 1936, attended by Adolf Hitler himself, the crowd was doing their best impression of brainwashed Nazi enthusiasts and saluting Der Fuhrer. But at a closer look, the photograph shows one man who was not impressed.

The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser.

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