The most humiliated of Germans. Surrendered German soldiers being sent to camps by the Russians. These once proud men of the Wehrmacht not only faced defeat but also the additional ignominy of seeing German women raped by Russians in front of them.
British soldiers inspect the documents of former SS guards at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The soldier wears the insignia of the SS Leibstandarte Totenkopf on his lapel. The Totenkopf (Death's Head) SS were the most brutal and feared of German soldiers. Not surprisingly, many of the concentration camps employed them as guards.
D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers of the 16th Infantry Regiment, wounded while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the chalk cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for treatment, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day