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Downcast Soviet prisoners of the Germans - with the exception of the NCO who has found a mysterious cause for a smile. Statistically, only 10% of this group survived the war.

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A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one-year-old. (Helmuth Pirath)

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.

German WW2 Eastern front: The sign reads: "We are partisans and have shot at German soldiers"

German soldiers who froze to death, winter 1941. The German Army was ill prepared for the harsh Russian winter. Almost half as many Germans were killed by the winter elements as by enemy bullets!!

German army uniform (WW1) A soldier in German army uniform from around the period of World War 1 (1914-1918)

1940, Rescue workers using ladder to check for survivors amid the destruction wrought by German bombs during regular German air attacks against the city.