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In this candid photo, happy Muscovites watch German prisoners being marched through the streets of the Soviet capital as a demonstration of Red Army victories, July 17, 1944. In all, the parade included some 57,000 German soldiers and officers (including 19 generals), mostly captured in Belarus by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Belorussian Fronts. Right behind the POW columns came watering tanks, symbolically washing away the Nazis dirt from the Russian asphalt.
Hannah Szenes (often anglicized as Hannah Senesh or Chana Senesh; July 17, 1921 – November 7, 1944) was one of 37 Jews from Mandatory Palestine parachuted by the British Army into Yugoslavia during the Second World War to assist in the rescue of Hungarian Jews about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz.
female soldier of the Polish resistance "Home Army" (Armia Krajowa) 2WW The Armia Krajowa, or Home Army, was the dominant Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland. The AK's primary resistance operations were the sabotage of German activities, including transports headed for the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union. The AK also fought several full-scale battles against the Germans, particularly in 1943 and 1944.