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Middle aged militia member lies dead next to a Panzerfaust AA grenade in the streets of an unidentified German town, March 1945. In the closing days of the war, at least 150,000 German military lost their lives in desperate fighting.

Needless death for fallen Reich and Fuehrer: Middle aged militia member lies dead next to a Panzerfaust in the streets of an unidentified German town, March In the closing days of the war, at least German military lost their lives in desperate fighting.

Partial view of Omaha Beach temporary Cemetery, established by Third Platoon, 607th Quartermaster Graves Registration Company elements on 7 June 1944. Graves Registration and Engineer Special Brigade medical personnel are recovering and processing American and German dead along the waterline and the beach.

American dead are being grouped and prepared for burial off Omaha Beach. Picture taken in the vicinity of Vierville-sur-Mer, June

Battle of the Bulge

Soldier stands before the German soldier he just shot at Bastogne. (scanned by HOS Bandit)

German troops (with Panzer IV G) in Caucasus Mountains. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

German troops (with Panzer IV G) in Caucasus Mountains. Pin by Paolo poo poo Marzioli

1945 - Berlin, Germany: A dead German soldier by Brandenburg Gate.

Berlin, Germany, A dead German soldier by Brandenburg Gate. Such a captivating photo

Burnt Sd. Kfz. 11 armored personnel carrier and its crew

The burned out hulk of a German APC and what was left of its crew. Note the machine gun and the anti-tank round blown open next to the charred remains in the foreground.

23 September 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf begins - Largest sea battle in history. Americans experience more kamikaze attacks from Japanese aircraft; the USS Princeton is hit with grave damage. - USS Princeton explodes. Of Princeton's crew, 108 men were killed, while 1,361 survivors were rescued by nearby ships. USS Princeton was the largest American ship lost during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

23 September 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf begins. Largest sea battle in history. The USS Princeton is hit and explodes. Of Princeton's crew, 108 men were killed, while survivors were rescued by nearby ships.

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