Female officers of the 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment Comdr Evdokia Davydovna Bershanskaya (1913-1982 left) Sq Cmdr Maria V. Smirnova (1920-2002 - standing) and Polina Gelman (1919-2005) Head of Communication of the Aviation. Some analysts suggest that the degree of integration of women in the Red Army during WW2 remains unparalleled to this day among all armed forces of the world (with the exception of China and North Korea).
This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Gardelegen, Germany.
An Israeli soldier smokes a cigarette next to a convoy of tanks at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border as they prepare for a potential ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave, November 19, 2012.