German refugees lie dead after they were caught in the open during an air raid. Civilian casualties rose steadily in Germany as the Allies expanded their use of air power against cities. Postwar, many German historians raised the question of war crimes because of this air war, a question that remains current.
On the battlefield of Iwo Jima this Japanese soldier buried himself for a day and a half in a shell hole playing dead while holding a live grenade inches from his hand. It was only by chance he was discovered—the Marines feared his body might have been booby trapped, so they knocked the grenade to the bottom of the shell hole. After, the Japanese soldier surrendered with the promise of no resistance, and asked for a cigarette, which he received before being dragged from the hole by the…
MURICAN' soldiers comfort a little girl and her puppy after the invasion of Normandy. Colleville-sur-Mer, France, 1944
Two GIs are trying to comfort a little French girl who found herself in the middle of the fighting in her unidentified town. One of the GIs has enlisted the help of a puppy. Humanity in the middle of horrendous devastation, fall war album.ru.