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German Wehrmacht soldiers in the ruins of a factory keep watch for enemy Soviet positions during the Battle of Stalingrad.


German Wehrmacht soldiers in the ruins of a factory keep watch for enemy Soviet positions during the Battle of Stalingrad. Marked by constant close quarters combat and disregard for military and civilian casualties by both sides, it was amongst the bloodiest and most destructive battles in the history of warfare; the combined deaths for control of the city reached two […]

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Axis Hungarian soldiers bury a fallen comrade on the Eastern Front.


Axis Hungarian soldiers bury a fallen comrade on the Eastern Front. In the background can be seen the Russian Christian Orthodox Church of Exaltation of the Cross. In 1940, under pressure from Germany, Hungary joined the Axis. Although initially hoping to avoid direct involvement in the war, Hungary’s participation soon became inevitable. In 1941, Hungarian forces participated in the invasion […]

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15 January 1942


A German Wehrmacht soldier struggles through frigid temperatures and a snowdrift with supplies pulling a traditional Eastern European panje sled. Often, the simplest methods of transport in the east were far more effective than the modern. Near Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus, Soviet Union. 15 January 1942.