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The time of reckoning has arrived: Wounded and dazed Germans surrender to the Russians somewhere in Poland, 1945.

captive german soldiers in leningrad in 1942 Poignant Photos of WWII Time

The Man Who Took Omaha Beach Seventy years after D-Day, the incredible story of the daring officer who almost single-handedly averted a fiasco.

The Man Who Took Omaha Beach

Colonel George Arthur Taylor Rallying US troops on Omaha Beach D-Day: "There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here.

Soviet women snipers. Kira Petrovskaya

Russian sniper - Leningrad Front - World War II Fancy being sniped by her?

Two Wehrmacht soldiers examining a Soviet trench line during the advance towards Moscow. Note there is also a Soviet soldier still in the trench, who will now become a P.O.W.

Two Wehrmacht soldiers examining a Soviet trench line during the advance towards Moscow. Note there is also a Soviet soldier still in the trench, who will now become a P.

2 sentinelles allemandes sur le front de l'Est |

German soldiers on the Eastern Front don local fur coats in the absence of standard issue polar clothing for the German army.

The famous soldier - 18-years old SS Sturmmann Otto Funk (06.06.1926) from 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend, specifically SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 25. He was 18 when he destroyed a Churchill tank with a MG 42 machine gun.Here in the photo in Rots, Normandy, 9th June, 1944. He was wounded on June 26, 1944, but continued fighting till May 8, 1945, when He surrendered to american soldiers of the 65th Infantry Division in Enns, Austria. He died on 11th of September 2011.

The famous soldier - 18-years old SS Sturmmann Otto Funk (06.06.1926) from 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend, specifically SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 25. He was 18 when he destroyed a Churchill tank with a MG 42 machine gun.Here in the photo in Rots, Normandy, 9th June, 1944. He was wounded on June 26, 1944, but continued fighting till May 8, 1945, when He surrendered to american soldiers of the 65th Infantry Division in Enns, Austria. He died on 11th of September 2011.

"This cabinet card features a Polish military officer posing with his wife and smiling baby at the studio of S. Trzcinski in Warsaw, Poland."   **Something about them captivated me.  --Meggie by flora

"This cabinet card features a Polish military officer posing with his wife and smiling baby at the studio of S. Trzcinski in Warsaw, Poland." **Something about them captivated me. --Meggie by flora

The siege of Leningrad  started on 8 September 1941, when the last land connection to the city was severed, and lasted until 27 January 1944 -- 872 days after it began. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and overwhelmingly the most costly in terms of casualties. By the end of the siege, some 632,000 people are thought to have died with nearly 4,000 people from Leningrad starving to death on Christmas Day, 1941.

The city of LENINGRAD BLOCKADE.During the blockade on Leningrad fell 150 thousand shells and 15 thousand bombs

World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War (22 June 1941 – 9 May 1945). Russian soldiers going to the front. Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia. 1941 – 1942.

Check Out Photos From The Siege Of Leningrad, 70 Years Later

Conscripts of the Soviet Universal Military Training program marching in Leningrad, Russia, 9 Oct 1941

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