German machine gun element deploys during street fighting in the Battle of Rostov, undated. The battle for Rostov lasted from late Sept 1941 to almost the end of the year. Rostov was the pivot location from which the Germans began their advance upon Stalingrad.
"The Orphans" Pray Before Going Into Battle: Under the guns of their tanks, men of a "floating" armored division called "The Orphans" of the U.S. tank forces pray with the guidance of Major George F. Daum (right), their chaplain, before going into battle with the Germans.
In following a Russian tradition, officers fill the common grave with the remains of Soviet troops who were killed during the battle for the liberation of Belgrade, Oct 1944. In 1948, all the mass graves were opened and the remains were re-interred in the Cemetery of the Liberators of Belgrade.