Soviet soldiers contesting a settlement in the vicinity of Tuapse, Dec ‘42.
A : France
B : 1. British Empire; 2. USA; 3. Italy; 4. Belgium; 5. Serbia and Montenegro
C : 6. Poland; 7. Roumania; 8. Greece; 9. Japan; 10. Portugal; 11. Russia
D : 12. Germany; 13. Austria-Hungary; 14. Bulgaria; 15. Turkey
Scratches on the wall of gas chamber 1, Auschwitz main camp.
Auschwitz concentration camp, Oświęcim, Poland.
U.S. Marines and a Naval Corpsman raise the flag atop Mount Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945.
By the end of the battle, three of the marines would be dead, and the corpsman would lose half a leg
British soldiers of the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers practice firing their Boys anti-tank rifles on the beach. Etaples, France. 6th of February 1940.
During World War I, Russian soldiers watch a testing of a gas release apparatus. The Russians were far behind their allies, not to mention the Germans, in the advances in chemical warfare and made limited use of it. Many of their masks were also supplied by the western powers, and not of domestic manufacture,
(Collection of Simon Jones)
Wehrmacht infantry supported StuG III Ausf. F’s of StuG.Abt. 244 prepare for an assault on the Tractor Factory; Stalingrad, October 1942.
In late 1944, Col. Davis, Jr. returned to the US, leaving Maj. “Sparky” Roberts in temporary command of the 332nd Fighter Group. Roberts would assume permanent command that next summer when Davis, Jr. again returned to the United States, this time to lead the 477th Bomber Group.
(National Museum of the USAF)
Australian soldier sitting in the Mud with his head in his hand on the Western front, World War I.
Peter Corlett, Man in the mud diorama.
It’s not real, but it’s a damn good display!