A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.
WWI. Battle of Verdun. France The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War I and the world history. It was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, between the French and German armies around the town of Verdun, France. The battle involved more than two and a half million men.
A horseback rider of the Red Army cavalry, clad in heavy winter gear, is seen as he passes a German tank abandoned by the retreating German invaders, at an unknown location along the German-Russian front, on February 22, 1942.