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At the beginning of the Red Army's East Pomeranian Strategic Offensive, SS-Panzergrenadiers of the 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division, armed with Panzerschrecks, disembark from trucks to defend the city of Pyritz, Pomerania, Germany. 11 February 1945.
Battle of Stalingrad: Red Army officer addresses the men of his command in late 1942. The Red Army put special emphasis on the psychological methods used to boost morale and keep front line troops in fighting trim. The effort was also supplemented by the NKVD and the political commissars, who would shoot anyone found to "avoid" his duty to the Motherland.
Manfred von Richthofen (1892 – 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.
Soviet Red Army prisoners of war over the landscape.. Seemingly indifferent about their situation, as if glad to be taken out of the fighting. There are no guards in sight. Their uniforms suggest summer weather, perhaps mid-, late 1941, when large numbers have surrendered to the attacking Germans (Operation Barbarossa).