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1941- German soldier getting set to throw a hand grenade as his buddy watches with rifle ready "somewhere" on the Russo-German Front.

WWII German Soldier Throwing Hand Grenade on Russo-German Front Orig Press Photo

German soldier getting set to throw a hand grenade as his buddy watches with rifle ready "somewhere" on the Russo-German Front.

German soldiers from division Grossdeutschland. The first on the left is carryng what seems to be an anti-tank rocket launcher, the one in the middle is equipped with a portable flame -thrower that he could have used to set the house in the background on fire.Date and location unknown, but most likely Russia.

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

For the country’s remaining 200,000 Holocaust survivors, the events of the 70 years ago are probably never far from mind, especially for Auschwitz prisoners like Leo Luster, above, who was tattooed by his captors with the ID #B11647.

Auschwitz prisoner, Leo Luster: I used to see quite a few older folks with Holocaust tattoos when I worked in a predominantly Jewish area as a teenager. Heartbreaking, but these people all looked so strong and happy.

Stalingrad. Deadly house-to-house-combat. "Am Stadtrand kämpfen sich Infanteristen in der Deckung von Ruinen an das Zentrum heran, und weil die deutschen Soldaten mit dem Gelände, mit dem Häuser- und Straßenkampf nicht vertraut sind, werden sie immer wieder Opfer russischer Hinterhalte. Häufig wird in der Enge der Gräben und Häuserruinen nicht mehr geschossen, sondern mit dem Bajonett erstochen oder dem Feldspaten enthauptet. Der größte unsichtbare Feind ist aber der russische…

Not a good firing position. Easy target for snipers. Such a bad battle ground.

For Veterans Day, WWII soldier Arthur Minsley who fought in France, Luxembourg & Belgium.

For Veterans Day, WWII soldier Arthur Minsley who fought in France, Luxembourg Belgium.

The fighting Sullivans

Sullivan brothers on USS Juneau (Joseph, Francis, Albert, Madison and George Sullivan (from left to right)) pictured on the 14 February All served on the USS Juneau. None survived the battle of Guadalcanal Nov. See the movie. "The Fighting Sullivans.

A Polish man embraces an Allied soldier, kissing his cheek, after being liberated from a Nazi forced labor camp in Germany during World War II.

A Polish man embraces an Allied soldier, kissing his cheek, after being liberated from a Nazi forced labor camp in Germany during World War II, 1945 // Photo by Tony Vaccaro/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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