Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier.
Waffen SS in action. Soldier looks to be holding the new assault rifle.
the_ww2_memoirs US troops from Combat Command B of the U.S. 14th Armored Division entering the Hammelburg Prison in Germany by opening the main gate with bursts of their M3 “Grease Guns”. Hammelburg, Germany. April 6, 1945. In 1941 the US Military began to look for a replacement to the old yet reliable M1 Thompson. In 1942 the M3 Grease gun was adopted by the American military and began to be issued to the troops serving on the frontlines. It should be noted that the M1 Thompson was still…
The deadliest machine gun of World War II, the German An interesting view of an machine gunner looking through the telescopic sight for closer grouping over longer ranges. Here the MG is deployed as a heavy machine gun.