Leningrad partisans who had distinguished themselves in battle
StuG III Ausf B in Kharkov
Тело генерал-лейтенанта М.Г. Ефремова, застрелившегося, чтобы не попасть в немецкий плен. В ходе Ржевско-вяземской наступательной операции Красной Армии вырвавшаяся вперед 33-я армия, которой командовал Ефремов, была окружена немецкими войсками, нанесшими сильные контрудары. В течение второй половины февраля и марта 1942 г. советские войска безрезультатно пыталась пробить коридор к 33-й армии. Навстречу прорывающимся из окружения наступала 50-я армия Западного фронта. Но […]
Youth in a Soviet athletic parade emulating the nearby recently rebuilt Barmaley Fountain in Stalingrad, 1945.
Russian schoolboys Kostya Smaznov, age 16 (left), and Anatoliy Shchukin, age 15 (right), help the Soviet war effort by working in a factory in the Ural Mountains manufacturing T-34 medium tanks. Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. May 1943.
Soviet soldiers of the Leningrad Front march to the frontlines during the lengthy Siege of Leningrad.
Soviet soldiers of the Leningrad Front march to the frontlines during the lengthy Siege of Leningrad. The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad (Saint Petersburg). The siege began on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. Although the […]
Polish civilians, including a Catholic priest, are held as hostages awaiting execution by Wehrmacht soldiers following Bloody Sunday
Polish civilians, including a Catholic priest, are held as hostages awaiting execution by Wehrmacht soldiers following Bloody Sunday (German: Bromberger Blutsonntag); a series of killings of members of the German ethnic minority that took place on 3 September 1939, two days after the beginning of the German invasion of Poland, in and around the city of Bydgoszcz. According to a […]
Soviet soldiers sit on a sofa in the open air on the dock of the Danish town of Rønne following the defeat of the German garrison on the island of Bornholm. On 7 and 8 May 1945, the town was bombed by Soviet aircraft when Gerhard von Kamptz, the commandant of the German occupying forces, refused to surrender the island […]
Soviet soldiers fire artillery at pockets of German resistance as they enter the suburbs of Berlin. The Battle of Berlin was the final major offensive of the European Theater of the war. Beginning 12 January 1945, The Soviets breached the German front as a result of the Vistula-Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres (25 miles) a […]