German soldiers, date unknown.  The reality of War.  Many soldiers on both sides were little more than kids.  Thrown into uniform and given scant training, they were forced to endure war circumstances. This picture breaks my heart..

A young German boy soldier crying in fear while being yelled at by an officer during World War II.

“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” At the end of the Second World War, General Ike Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he possible could. His reason? He felt compelled to document the camps, their appalling conditions and the brave souls who survived it. He anticipated a time when the Nazi atrocities might be downplayed or even denied, and as such ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated

General Eisenhower watches occupants of Ohrdruf concentration camp demonstrate how they were tortured, Generals Bradley and Patton are at his right, April 12

bag-of-dirt: “Canadian Army Sgt. George A. Game of the Canadian Film and Photo Unit operates his camera, filming action while kneeling between the corpses of two dead German soldiers during the Battle of Ortona of the Italian Campaign. Ortona was the...

bag-of-dirt: “Canadian Army Sgt. George A. Game of the Canadian Film and Photo Unit operates his camera, filming action while kneeling between the corpses of two dead German soldiers during the Battle of Ortona of the Italian Campaign. Ortona was the...

Here a some jewish children behind the barbed wire fencing of the German concentration camps.

Auschwitz liberation

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Soviet troops continued to maintain their pressure on the besieged Germans within Stalingrad, forcing them onto the defensive. Russia December 1942.

Soviet troops continued to maintain the pressure on the besieged Germans within Stalingrad, finally forcing them into the defensive.

Mein Krieg - WW2 Films by German Soldiers

Mein Krieg - WW2 Films by German Soldiers

Mixied group of german troops. March, 1945, north of the rhine, Germany

German infantry riding on an armored vehicle. March 1945 *Note the German soldier with StG 44 in the background.

WWII Canadian soldiers with their captured flag.

Canadian soldiers displaying a large German flag removed from a fortified house.

Russia, July 1941, German Soldiers Advancing in Russia Photographs Film and Photo Archive, Yad Vashem All rights reserved

Russia, July German Soldiers Advancing in Russia Photographs Film and Photo Archive, Yad Vashem All rights reserved

Сталинград. Февраль - март 1943 года

Сталинград. Февраль - март 1943 года

German V2 Rocket being prepped for launch in 1945. The photo was found on a roll of film captured from a German POW taken by the U.S. 7th Army on April 13, 1945.

German V-2 Rocket on Pad About to Be Launched 1945, Germany III

German Rocket being prepped for launch in The photo was found on a roll of film captured from a German POW taken by the U. Army on April 1945

WW1: German storm trooper poses in the trenches with gas mask and potato masher hand grenades. His job was to rush enemy trenches, usually at night, and establish possession for the infantry wave to take over.

German storm trooper poses in the trenches with gas mask & 'potato masher' hand grenades. His job was to rush enemy trenches, usually at night & establish possession for an infantry wave to take over.

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