German Wehrmacht in the city of Rostov 1942 - the strategic point towards Caucasus and Volga River. Their facial expressions and personal weapons of choice tell everything about the 1942 summer offensive.
Examination: LIFE correspondent Percy Knauth sifting through the dirt & debris in the shallow shell hole where the bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun were thought to have been burned after their suicides, in the garden of the Reichstag
Hitler Youth members pressed into army service are caught by the Americans. Any such youth over 15 was treated as regular soldier for POW purposes. Note the blond guy wearing a winter Waffen SS coat usually issued to officers only.