Skip to comments.Post World War II pictures
Posted on 11/14/2012 9:14:34 AM PST by illiac
You may have seen some of these before but these are large & clear with captions.
The first 44 photos in this collection are pretty amazing, but photo #45 is a real eye opener. I had heard that these guys existed but this is the first time I had ever seen a photo of them.
You probably never have, and most likely will never see these pixs again....don't know where they've been but some are brilliant
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
Bump for later
i have seen many of them but not all.
No 16 is what happens to an Army when “replacements” take over from REAL Combat Hardened Soldiers/Marine/Sailors/Aiman. We start having problems with “Ememy Recognition”.
From the caption of Photo 41 “Photo taken on June 25, 1946.”
To which I would add “at 1:05”.
#45 - irrespective of the cause for which he was fighting, one has to admire his loyalty and endurance.
I have no concept of what was humanly endured during WW2, and I dare say .. none of us have.
The tragedies we're familiar to are natural disaster and the occasional lunatic.
How soon we forget, this generation hasn’t a clue. 80 million killed. What we have today in gutless America is a far cry from our country back then. My Dad, 2nd Armored, under Gen. Patton. Thanks for the great pics.
#9, Hermann Goerring, look into his eyes. You are looking at the face of evil, second in command to Hitler, responsible for the deaths, and for those who survived, mangling of bodies of millions.
Thanks for the pictures
Sudeten Germans make their way to the railway station in Liberec, in former Czechoslovakia, to be transferred to Germany in this July, 1946 photo. After the end of the war, millions of German nationals and ethnic Germans were forcibly expelled from both territory Germany had annexed, and formerly German lands that were transferred to Poland and the Soviet Union. The estimated numbers of Germans involved ranges from 12 to 14 million, with a further estimate of between 500,000 and 2 million dying during the expulsion.
Like the color picture of Nuremberg. Some interesting pictures.
Read Cornelius Ryan’s “The Last Battle’’. Read how the Russian Army ran amok taking Berlin. Today in Germany there are a lot of men and women 67 years old who know only(if only) that their father was a Red Army soldier.
“”Over the years, the small group (4 guys) had killed some 30 Filipinos in various attacks,””
I wonder what really drove them, I have a friend that was a Commando in WWII but didn’t reach action until the war ended, he said that there was plenty to do in North Africa, fighting the renegades from both sides of the war (they even teamed up), who refused to give up their chance to feed their darker impulses, and which were criminal/killer based, not patriotic based.
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