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Berlin street fighting. March 1945. Berlin's last defense was children & old men....

A dead German soldier lies amongst the graveyard of German military vehicles. Battle of Berlin.

But much more distressing than the ruined buildings was the long, never-ending procession of old men, women and children along the autobahn and the country roads. Wandering aimlessly and probably without hope, they clutter the roads carrying their small children and pushing or pulling their slender belongings. In this two hour drive we saw evidence of a great world tragedy - the beginning of the disintegration of a highly cultured and proud people. -fdr

With most of German men dead fighting during the Second World War when the the Russians came the hapless women were totally vulnerable to brutal gang rape.

Wehrmacht soldier jumping onto a railway platform during the Battle of Smolensk in 1941.

Wehrmacht soldier jumping onto a railway platform during the Battle of Smolensk…

Frances

French Resistance member Georges Blind smiling in front of a German execution squad. October In the end, this turned out to be a mock execution intended to make him talk. Georges never did. He was forwarded to a concentration camp.

Summer 1941, Eastern Front......victorious German soldiers on their way to Moscow, and disaster.

1941 Soviet Union - two infantrymen a Sergeant (left) with K 98 rifle with fixed bayonet.

1943 - German Soldier - Stalingrad - WWII (V)

Stalingrad, German soldier (Though frequently posted as "Stalingrad 1943 German soldier" or the like, this is a modern re-enactment plainly credited to Hungarian photographer Balasz Santha. It is not a genuine wartime image.

Berlin, Germany, 1945, A dead German soldier by Brandenburg Gate. Such a captivating photo

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

Images at War Thunder Communities Center Italian medium (Italian heavy) tank Carro Armato Pesante P26/40

Images at War Thunder Communities Center Italian medium (Italian heavy) tank Carro Armato Pesante

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