Commandant Amon Goeth, infamous from movie “Schindler’s List”, preparing to shoot prisoners (1943)

Amon Leopold Goeth was camp commander of the Plaszow concentration camp from February 1943 until September 1944. In the photograph he can be seen standing on his balcony preparing to shoot prisoners. Amon Leopold Goeth (German:...

 

70 years later, old man return to his home in Europe and discovers his 70-year-old family secret

There have been many stories told of secret, hidden possessions that were buried away during years of war or turmoil. Though they remained still and unseen for…

 

The Last Days of the Nazi Germany (1945)

These German soldiers stand in the debris strewn street of Bastogne, Belgium, on January 9, 1945, after they were captured by the U.S. 4th Armored Division that helped break the German siege of the city. Photo credit: Library...

 

Two Russian Soldiers Frozen to Death in their Foxhole (1940)

Two Soviet infantrymen frozen to death in their foxhole, Winter War, Finland (1940) In 1939 and 1940, the Soviet Union and Finland were at war. The smaller Finnish army proved tenacious. The Soviets had to bring troops from...

 

The War of Deception During World War II — The Inflatable Dummy Tanks

“All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away,...

 

Animals in the Battlefield of World War I (1914-1918)

A single soldier on his horse, during a cavalry patrol in World War I. At the start of the war every major army had a substantial cavalry, and they performed well at first. However, the development of barbed wire, machine...

 
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