Two soldiers of the SS with an MG-34 machine gun at a marina on the Eastern Front. -

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SS-Standartenführer Joachim Peiper (right), serving with SS-Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on the Eastern Front, is photographed in conversation with another officer probably in 1943. Peiper, adjutant to Heinrich Himmler between 1940 and 1941, was Himmler's protege and one of the most aggressive young panzer commanders of WW2. He survived the war and was murdered in France in 1976.

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In February of 1943, a Soviet soldier stands guard behind a captured German soldier. Months after being encircled by the Soviets in Stalingrad, the remnants of the German Sixth Army surrendered, after fierce fighting and starvation had already claimed the lives of some 200,000.

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Once Upon a Time in War — A Red Army soldier with his kitten, Eastern Front (Érase una vez en la guerra - Un soldado del Ejército Rojo con su gatito, Frente Oriental)

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The Battle of Stalingrad: A Turning Point on the Eastern Front: Fighting in Stalingrad, 1942

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