Fighting house to house in Stalingrad
Soldier & his English girlfriend kissing under a tree in Hyde Park. London,1944 (via)
Jean-Marie Caujolle, one of the first French soldiers to be wounded during World War One, when both his legs were blown off by a shell at Champagne, 1915 -
On September 19, 1940, Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, was captured by German SS officers and sent to the concentration camp in Auschwitz. Considering he was a spy, things had turned out exactly as he’d planned. Captain Pilecki’s mission was to organize resistance from within the most horrific symbol of the Holocaust, send information to the Allies, and record the horrors he witnessed for the sake of history.
Pilecki arrived in Auschwitz sometime in the evening between September 21 and 22, 1940, and described what he found as “another planet”—a hell in which every building’s walls were covered in swastikas and corpses lay everywhere. Pilecki went on to live in inhumane conditions for nearly 1,000 days and become the first person to inform the Allies about the appalling conditions of detention and the atrocities committed by the Nazi regime.
Recorded by a USAF P 47D pilot : a Luftwaffe pilot escaping his Fw 190.
Today in 1917, The battle of Arras begins with Canadian Corps executing a massive assault on Vimy Ridge.
Soviet tanks T-34/85 in Manchuria.
Women Russian soldiers with a machine gun in Leningrad