German machine gun element deploys during street fighting in the Battle of Rostov, undated. The battle for Rostov lasted from late Sept 1941 to almost the end of the year. Rostov was the pivot location from which the Germans began their advance upon Stalingrad.
"A PT marksman provides a striking camera study as he draws a bead with his 50 caliber machine gun on his boat off New Guinea." July 1943.
"The Orphans" Pray Before Going Into Battle :: Under the guns of their tanks, men of a "floating" armored division called "The Orphans" of the U.S. tank forces pray with the guidance of Major George F. Daum (right), their chaplain, before going into battle with the Germans.
Soldiers of US 1st Army hacking at frozen ground to dig foxholes near their machine gun position.
Battle of Stalingrad: German mortar crew preparing the 81mm mortar for action under cover of a destroyed T-34 Soviet tank. Summer-fall 1942. The mortar was a crucial weapon in this biggest urban battle in history. Its indirect fire allowed targeting enemy positions well hidden in ruins and behind debris barriers.