Soviet soldiers openly sexually harass German woman in Leipzig after WWII victory, 1945

The wartime rapes, especially during World War II, had been surrounded by decades of silence. As shown in this controversial photo during that time, Soviet soldiers sexually harass a passing German woman in public, near the West Hall section of the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof central railway terminus, Germany, August 1945. As Allied troops entered and occupied … Read more

26 Rare Autochrome Photos of World War I

The Autochrome photography is an early color photography process invented by the Lumière brothers in France in 1903. Thanks to Autochrome Lumière, we have these incredible images of the First World War in color. Firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire started by the German bombing of Dunkirk, France, 1917 IMAGES: PAUL CASTELNAU/GALERIE BILDERWELT/GETTY IMAGES A … Read more

London during the Blitzkrieg Bombings by Germany during World War II

The Blitzkrieg Bombings or the Blitz were the terrifying nighttime bombing raids against London and other British cities by Nazi Germany in September 1940 to May 1941. The scary raids caused enormous destruction with estimated 43,000 British civilians killed and over 139,000 wounded. But the Blitz did little effect on Britain’s determination to continue waging … Read more

The Battle for Stalingrad (1942-1943)

The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the bloodiest battles in history. The city of Stalingrad was of vital strategic importance to both the Nazi Germans and the Soviet Armies. The city with Stalin’s name on it made it also an irresistible target for Hitler of having the prestige of capturing it. The fighting was … Read more

What World War II Soldiers’ Battle Gear Look Like

In 1775, soldiers wore hunting shirts to distinguish themselves from the British at the Siege of Boston. When World War II began in Europe in 1939, the uniforms worn by the soldiers were, in many cases, not much different from those their fathers had worn in the First World War. But the mass slaughter of … Read more