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On 7 May 1945, two days after the capitulation, the German surrender was celebrated in Dam Square. German soldiers, left behind, opened fire on the partying crowd from the roof of the Groote Club. 22 people were killed and 120 injured. Bystanders take cover behind a barrel organ.

7 May despite the surrender, German soldiers fire into partying Dutch people on Dam Square, Amsterdam.

The execution of civilian Sudeten Germans following the fall of the Third Reich by Czech soldiers, sometime around 10 May 1945. These were only some of the unlucky few during the almost immediate mass expulsions of Germans from the country at the end of the war.

What war breeds. more war. Sudeten Germans shot by the Czechs in All ethnic Germans living in Czechoslovakia were either expelled or massacred after the end of

American soldiers forces himself on an unwilling Japanese girl

A GI (American) Enjoys the Company of an Unwilling Girl (Nihonjin) (United States of America, Dai Nippon Teikoku, Nihon) H Photograph) __________________________________ "We too are an army of rapists" -Anonymous Soldier H Time Magazine)

kampfgruppe: theputridsmellofmyrottenvoid: The remains of soldiers of WWII, mainly Soviet troops, being recovered from the soil inNevsky Pyatachok. Notice the Mod.08, or possibly BNgas mask,PPSh-41 sub-machine gun and other so iconic pieces of Soviet equipment.(Source) I’ve seen thousands of pictures of dead soldiers from WWII, yet this hits me on another level…can’t quite pin it. Perhaps it’s modern context makes it that bit more relevant to me…

kampfgruppe: “ theputridsmellofmyrottenvoid: “ The remains of soldiers of WWII, mainly Soviet troops, being recovered from the soil in Nevsky Pyatachok. Notice the or possibly BN gas mask,.

The bodies of some of the seven American soldiers that had been shot in the face by an SS trooper are recovered from the snow, searched for identification and carried away on stretcher for burial on January 25, 1945.

The bodies of some of the seven American soldiers, that had been shot in the face by an SS trooper, are recovered from the snow, searched for identification and carried away on stretcher for burial on january (AP Photo/Peter J.

Chinese prisoners used as live targets for bayonet practice, 1938. During the Nanking Massacre, also called the Rape of Nanking, an estimated 200,000 Chinese citizens were brutally murdered by Japanese forces, who went out of their way to torture and brutalize them in horrific ways.

Chinese prisoners are used as live targets in a bayonet drill by their Japanese captors during the infamous Rape of Nanjing.

Home Guard soldiers load an anti-aircraft rocket at a 'Z' Battery on Merseyside, 6 July 1942.

Home Guard soldiers load an anti-aircraft rocket at a 'Z' Battery on Merseyside, 6 July

SEP 10 1944 Nazi propaganda keeps the German people in the dark Germans struggled to understand the war situation from Nazi dominated news media. They were well aware of the widespread destruction from Allied air raids.

German cities suffered enormously from Allied bombing. In this photo, civilian dead have been lined up by rescue crews. Before mass burial or, in some instances, mass pyres.

Germans executing Polish civilians in 1939. Note the pile of bodies. The real problem with mass killings? Disposing of the bodies. Such a chore for the Hitlerites.

German soldiers executing civilians after the invasion of Poland After the invasion of Poland (September the German regular army murdered hundreds of innocent Polish civilians in horrific executions.

Hitler Youth members pressed into army service are caught by the Americans. Any such youth over 15 was treated as regular soldier for POW purposes. Note the blond guy wearing a winter Waffen SS coat usually issued to officers only.

¥ Hitler Youth members pressed into army service are caught by the Americans. Any such youth over 15 was treated as regular soldier for POW purposes. Note the blond guy wearing a winter Waffen SS coat usually issued to officers only.

Japon birlikleri Hint savaş esirlerini kullanarak atış talimi yaparken, 1942

Japanese soldiers shooting Sikh prisoners who are sitting blindfolded in a rough semi-circle about 20 meters away. In the second photo are . Just looking at this enrages me.

An American soldier casts a side ward glance at a fallen comrade, a look that reveals more than words can say. Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, June 4th, 1967

An American soldier casts a side ward glance at a fallen comrade, a look that reveals more than words can say.

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