WW2

An airgunner stands before his B-24 bomber wearing what it took to survive at 25,000ft altitude, 1944

The airgunner on the picture is Major David G. Bellemere and behind him is the B-24 Liberator heavy bomber ‘Tepee Time Gal’. He’s wearing the typical [...]

Soviet partisan, WW2

He is remarkably well equipped for the average partisan, he’s armed to the teeth: a PPSH-41 submachine gun, 1 RGD-33 grenade, 1 RPG-40 anti-tank grenade, [...]

Crossed rifles in the sand placed as a tribute to this fallen soldier

Crossed rifles in the sand are a comrade’s tribute to this American soldier who sprang ashore from a landing barge and died at the barricades of Western [...]

Russian soldiers, one of them wearing a WW2 German helmet, overlooking Grozny

This is Second Chechen War, shot from Kirovo, near Grozny. They are not marines, just motorized infantry. About the helmet, the German Nazi helmet was seen [...]

A German child meets her father, a WW2 soldier, for the first time since she was 1 year old

The event this famous photo was taken on is part of what’s known as “Die Heimkehr der Zehntausend” (The Return of the 10,000), as they were the last [...]

The end of WW2 is celebrated in Moscow’s Red Square

At 1:10 a.m. on May 9, 1945, night owls in the USSR heard a radio report that Nazi Germany had officially surrendered to the Soviet Union. Up to 30 million [...]