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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.

One of the many defensive positions built on the Don in August 1942. Whilst the Germans were busily digging in along the Don, further east some 200,000 defenders, soldiers and civilians, frantically dug anti-tank ditches and trenches, built pillboxes and other defensive positions, as they prepared for the German onslaught on Stalingrad.

One of the many defensive positions built on the Don in August Whilst the…

German soldiers and an officer in Crete

German Luftwaffe soldiers and officer in Crete

A U.S. soldier with an M14 watches as supplies are dropped in Vietnam 1967.

A U.S. soldier with an M14 watches as supplies are dropped in Vietnam 1967.

German infantry running

Germans advancing on the East front. *note the bread box (left) & canteen (right) on his lower back.

Mail call on the Eastern Front

German soldiers in rare colored photos during

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WWII Nazi Soldiers Captured from Lines at Carroceto, Italy Original Press Photo

HJ-Schnellkommandos (quick action squads) help put out fires after an Allied air-raid on Dusseldorf.

Hitler Youth firefighters in action, Düsseldorf, Germany, 25 Aug 1943

Illustrated History Rare Original pictures Images WW2 Nazi Germany WW1 Vietnam War. OSTFRONT

Clutching helmet and weapon, a Marine winces as North Vietnamese mortar rounds fly overhead during enemy shelling, Khe Sanh, South Vietnam (Image by Paul Stephanus)

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.

Příslušníci Wehrmachtu vyzbrojeni samopaly MP38 a ručními granáty Stielhandgranate M24 během bitvy o město Kerč. Východní fronta, Krym, 1942.   Members of the Wehrmacht armed with submachine guns MP38 and hand grenades  Stielhandgranate M24 during the battle of Kerch city. Eastern Front, Crimea, 1942.

Příslušníci Wehrmachtu vyzbrojeni samopaly MP38 a ručními granáty Stielhandgranate M24 během bitvy o město Kerč. Východní fronta, Krym, 1942. Members of the Wehrmacht armed with submachine guns MP38 and hand grenades Stielhandgranate M24 during the battle of Kerch city. Eastern Front, Crimea, 1942.

Urban combat in the U.S.S.R. , eastern front combat operations after the jump off of Operation Barbarossa (the late timed invasion of the U.S.S.R.)Barbarossa jumped off in 1941

Last Stand at Stalingrad Custom German Soldier Statue Figure Joe Dragon

Pictures of the Marines in the Pacific durning World War II - Iwo Jima

Pictures of the Marines in the Pacific durning World War II Royalty Free*

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Hitler and Rudolf Hess, By that time, Hess was losing influence in the brutal internal war around Hitler.

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.

A column of German prisoners, captured in fighting for the outer defenses of Cherbourg are marched to a prisoner of war stockade behind the lines on June 29, 1944. (AP Photo)

D-Day: The Germans Story In 43 Haunting Photos

A column of German prisoners, captured in fighting for the outer defenses of Cherbourg are marched to a prisoner of war stockade behind the lines on June World War Two