Soviet Army ski troops advance to the front line by the Hermitage Museum during Operation Iskra (English: Operation Spark); the Soviet military operation designed to break the German Siege of Leningrad. Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Northwestern Federal District, Russia, Soviet Union. January 1943.
British soldiers permit former SS camp guards at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to rest. However, they are forced to do so in one of the empty mass graves they were made to dig for the thousands of unburied corpses of inmates. Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, near Celle, Lower Saxony, Germany. April 1945.
Soviet soldiers at the Leningrad Front pause in hostilities amidst the smoke of burning buildings just prior to the lifting of the siege. The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The siege began on 8 September 1941, when the last road […]
Soviet soldiers engage in house to house fighting with German forces in the outskirts of Königsberg. Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany (now, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia). April 1945. Image taken by Dmitriy Chernov.
A German Wehrmacht soldier struggles through frigid temperatures and a snowdrift with supplies pulling a traditional Eastern European panje sled. Often, the simplest methods of transport in the east were far more effective than the modern. Near Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus, Soviet Union. 15 January 1942.
Newly conscripted Russian men enter the Voroshilov Barracks for military training. Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia, Soviet Union. 23 June 1941. Image taken by Anatoliy Garanin.
A dog sits in the snow watching a column of Axis Italian soldiers of the 8th Italian Army, also known as the Italian Army in Russia (Italian: Armata Italiana in Russia, or ARMIR), march towards the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalingrad (Volgograd), Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. December 1942.