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The cost of Nazi expansionism and folly - Dead German soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad. 1943

Pictures from the Battle of Stalingrad. Here: Dead German soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad.

Downed Pilot

In this Vietnam War photo, US Air Force Lieutenant Gerald Santo Venanzi is held captive by a very young North Vietnamese girl soldier.

༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺ Rally And Military Parade In Celebration Of Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday, Berlin, At The Brandenburg Gate. | April 20, 1939. ༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺

Hitler at 50: Color Photos From a Despot's Garish Birthday Bash

The Ost-West-Achse (East-West Axis) in Berlin, site of a massive rally and parade in celebration of Adolf Hitler's birthday, April 1939

Australian officers, blown into the air by an accidental explosion, fall in the river amid the splinters of their wrecked boat. 1942.

Australian officers, blown into the air by an accidental explosion, fall in the river amid the splinters of their wrecked boat. 1942.

Australian officers, blown into the air by an accidental explosion, fall in the river amid the splinters of their wrecked boat. The soldiers suffered only bruises and shock.

"To understand why the rape of Germany was so uniquely terrible, the context is essential. Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1941, began the most genocidal conflict in history. Perhaps 30 million inhabitants of the Soviet Union are now thought to have died during the war, including more than three million who were deliberately starved in German PoW camps."

With most of German men dead fighting during the Second World War when the the Russians came the hapless women were totally vulnerable to brutal gang rape.

Soldiers taking direct hits from a German machine gunner as the ramp drops down for  unloading.

CAVEAT: This is not a genuine wartime photograph taken on D-Day. It is simply a frame from the fictional movie SAVING PRIVATE RYAN converted to black-and-white.

Soldiers of the US 29th Infantry Division take cover after a German sniper has already killed one of their squad, Feb 20, 1945.

Two soldiers of the Infantry Division hiding from German sniper fire in Jülich Germany. In the foreground the body of a sergeant who was killed by a sniper.

German soldiers.

German soldiers assigned to occupy Paris in were relatively young and ordered to try to be a model for an occupation which early on seemed to succeed.

post-historic:    German soldiers killed in the Battle of Moscow, December 1941.

German soldiers killed in the Battle of Moscow. at Nuremburg a leading Nazi general was asked when did he think that the fight for the SU was lost. He answered "with the retreat from Moscow in December

American troops on board a Landing Craft Assault heading into Oran November 1942.

American troops on board a Landing Craft Assault heading into Oran November 1942.

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