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      Waffen SS Gen. Josef "Sepp" Dietrich decorates men of the Waffen SS Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler."

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    German executioners enjoy the death of a Russian nurse. Smiles all round. Murderer nearer the camera seems disinterested, cigarette in hand. Most likely, the photographer said "Cheese!" Callous beasts.

    Herman Goering during his glory days in WW1. A totally different man from the corrupted obese, drug-addicted "marshal" of the Hitler days.

    Vietnam War: Pausing for a smoke.

    Vietnam War: Everybody in the squad gave a hand in carrying additional ammo.

    As the war took a turn from worse to disastrous, Nazi propaganda warned German civilians what would happen if the Russians came. The tragic irony is that this image wasn't too far removed from what did happen once the Red Army came in contact with the German population.

    Unidentified senior Japanese officer is shot by Chinese executioner (This is not General Tani Masuo, as originally posted,the man who oversaw the Nanking Massacre, and was executed in March 1947 after being found guilty of war crimes by the war tribunal set up by Chiang Kai-shek. Masuo’s executioner was a Chinese veteran who survived the Battle of Nanking.)

    This is one of the most widely circulated photos of Nazi war crimes. A German army officer delivers finishing shots to executed hostages in Pancevo, Yugoslavia. Contrary to postwar claims, the regular German army was as deeply involved in the death of civilians as the SS and other murderer formations.

    Japanese soldiers play with a "doll"-- a human baby impaled with a bayonet. Bestiality at its most brutal. I wouldn't have hesitated to shoot both of these bastards in places that would have made them die a slow death.

    Hitler during the invasion of Poland grabs a quick bite at a field kitchen. A thermos next to his plate most likely contains tea. Hitler wasn't friendly with coffee.

    Tea time. Hitler was quite affable in his relaxed moments. Here, he shares a joke with a lady who obviously appreciates his humor. Partially visible on the left is Dr Morell, Hitler's charlatan doctor.

    Adolf Hitler meets young disciple and future soldier for the Fatherland. His expression -- that of the Father of all Germany -- tells the whole story (that ended in unimaginable horror).

    Hans Frank, the Nazi governor of the part of Poland incorporated into the Reich, receives gifts from the populace on the occasion of a harvest festival in Krakow, 1943.

    Adolf Hitler greets Wehrmacht soldiers wounded in battle in Heldengedenktag memorial in Berlin, Sunday March 21, 1943.

    Young German grenadier somewhere on the Eastern Front. He's carrying drum magazines for his MSG plus bandoleers, a military water flask, and binoculars.

    German spies, caught behind US lines dressed in US uniforms, are prepared for execution, 1944.

    Public execution of Herta Kašparová, a brutal Gestapo agent, by short drop hanging. The doctor tests her pulse. Czechoslovakia, 13.9.1946.

    Prague, Czechoslovakia, The hanging of Heinrich Jöckel, the commander of Theresienstadt Small Fortress prison.

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    Israeli soldiers, seen shortly after the establishment of the state of Israel, exact location unknown, May 1948.

    The Marine Corps Raiders were the first combat ready ground troops of WWII, and the predecessor to all US Special Forces. There were 4 Raider Battalions, with the most famous being "Edsons Raiders" of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and "Carlson's Raiders" of the 2nd Marine Raider Battalion. Here, group of Raiders poses for the camera in Tulagi.

    WW1: French sodliers sing the national anthem upon the war declaration. Most of these enthusiastic fighters would be KIA in the following months.

    WW1: German KIAs at Vimy Ridge. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought primarily as part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. The main combatants were the Canadian Corps, of four divisions, against three divisions of the German Sixth Army.

    WW1: English troops return home for Christmas. For some reason, they carry their bandoleers. This was a brief respite--and then back to the trenches and most probable death.

    WW1: American troops parade in London right after the Armistice in November 1918.

    WW1: US Marines arrive in France to join the fight as infantry troops. The American presence in the battlefield tipped the balance and led to Germany's defeat.