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A german soldier throws a grenade during WWII

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Life goes on: German soldiers grave on the Havel - Berlin1946.

Life goes on.German soldiers grave on the Havel 1946.(800x1102)

Life goes on - German soldiers grave on the Havel River, Germany

Scorched-Earth tactic being implemented in the background. Wehrmacht Flammenwerfer team in the foreground. Eastern Front.

The presence of the flamethrower suggests these may well be combat engineers/pioneers.

1941. German soldiers in camp during the Battle of Moscow

German Wehrmacht soldiers pause en route to the Battle of Moscow.

There's Always Good People In Both Sides Of a Conflict

There's Always Good People In Both Sides Of a Conflict

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

The Battle of the Bulge 16 December 1944 - 28 January 1945: German infantry advancing during the Battle of the Bulge; two soldiers pass a burning US Army vehicle. The soldier in the foreground is a teenager. His comrade following appears to be much older. By the end of 1944, German manpower was in desperate shortage.

EA The Battle of the Bulge 16 December 1944 - 28 January German infantry advancing during the Battle of the Bulge; two soldiers pass a burning US Army vehicle

The "nice" thing about WWI was that there were really no "good guys or bad guys" unless you count  egotistical generals and civilians at home with chips on their shoulders.  The soldiers in the field had several incidents of breaking down the barriers and proving themselves the only really normal-thinking participants.

WWI British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914 This isn't world war 2 but it's a great picture regardless.

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