These photos show us the life of people, soldiers during the Second World War. Their courage, nobility, joy and sorrow. The Second World War left its mark in the life of every person. History should not be forgotten…
An Eight Army solider takes a bath amongst the ruins of Tobruk, Lee Enfield Rifle at the ready. A curious Italian woman inspects the kilt of a Scottish soldier near the Coliseum after the liberation of Rome from the Axis powers in 1944. Red army soldier and Soviet marines armed with American Thompson submachine guns. Thompson supplied to USSR through the Lend-lease program during WW2. Soviet troops generally not liked Tommy guns, because of excessive weight and lack of bullet penetration, compared to 7,62mm submachine guns such as PPSh-41 or PPS-43. A sniper from Company C 5th Battalion “The Black Watch” Highland Division takes position in a bombed out building. Gennep Holland February 14th, 1945. Fifth Division US Marines are grouped behind their machine gun and display Japanese battle flags captured on the island of Iwo Jima, February 19th, 1945. US Marines firing at Japanese soldiers hiding behind debris in Saipan; June-July 1944. A-20G Havoc aircraft over Le Molay-Littry France 7 June 1944. Soviet and American airmen pose with the bombs on which they’d written messages for the Nazis at a Russian air base on June 2, 1944. A grenade exploded on the beach of Utah Beach during the D-Day landings 1944. Utah Beach was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), during World War II. The westernmost of the five code-named landing beaches in Normandy. The objective at Utah was to secure a beachhead on the Cotentin Peninsula, the location of important port facilities at Cherbourg. The amphibious assault, primarily by the US 4th Infantry Division and 70th Tank Battalion, was supported by airborne landings of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division. Two unidentified corporals of the 2nd Provost Company, Canadian Provost Corps (C.P.C.), exchanging notes on the hood of their jeep in the Reichswald, Germany, 20 March 1945 – Lieut. Ken Bell / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-140123.
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