Camels could be found in many parts of southern Russia serving as beasts of burden. In this photo, German troops face the camera along with a camel captured from the Russians and pressed into service with the corresponding German army component. 1942.
"Großdeutschland" - Ostfront The SS butchers were keen to commit atrocities on the Eastern Russian front. Many died defending Berlin. They knew their crimes would become known and knew no mercy would be shown to them by Soviet troops.
The Battle of Leyte Gulf was one of the largest naval battles in history. It was fought in the Pacific during World War II in the seas surrounding the Philippine island of Leyte from October 24-25,1944 between the Allies and Japan. It was an attempt by the Japanese to repel or destroy the Allied forces stationed on Leyte after the preceding Allied invasion in the Battle of Leyte. Instead, the Allied navies inflicted a major defeat on the outnumbered Japanese.