«Молитва Сусанина»Василий Нестеренко
Moscow 1945, the Belarusian railway station. A meeting of Soviet soldiers winners.
Lydia Litvyak 1921 – 1943 (Лидия Литвяк ) Known as the «White Rose of Stalingrad» | She was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. She the first female fighter pilot to earn the title fighter ace, and she holds the record for the greatest number of kills by a female fighter pilot. She was […]
Soviet soldiers of the 3rd Shock Army pose for a photograph with Czech children after the liberation of Prague from German forces. Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic). May 1945.
German Wehrmacht soldiers in the ruins of a factory keep watch for enemy Soviet positions during the Battle of Stalingrad.
German Wehrmacht soldiers in the ruins of a factory keep watch for enemy Soviet positions during the Battle of Stalingrad. Marked by constant close quarters combat and disregard for military and civilian casualties by both sides, it was amongst the bloodiest and most destructive battles in the history of warfare; the combined deaths for control of the city reached two […]
November 1941: Near Moscow
German prisoners captured by 1st Belorussian front, Berlin, Germany, 1945
Because of the restrictions imposed on the Germans by the Treaty of Versailles, they were forbidden to build new tanks. The shaky Weimar government was only too willing to toe the line, so in 1930 the Provisional Reichswehr took matters into their own hands. They actually made a clandestine deal to buy tanks from the Soviets. This picture shows Russian […]