Woman soldier of the Red Army, Russia, Great Patriotic War, 1941. Found in the collection of the Russian State Film and Photo Archive, Krasnogorsk. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
Marshal Georgy Zhukov, father of Soviet victory in WW2, poses for a relaxed outdoor portrait in the summer of 1945. The guns are now silent and the marshal's hair is grey. He entered the war with a full head of black hair.
Madge Rutherford Minton, W.W.II WASP Madge was one of the first four women in the United States to graduate from the Advanced Civilian Pilot Training Program. In 1943 she joined the newly organized Women’s Airforce Service Pilots and was trained to ferry Army aircraft. She was a member of the Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, P-51 Mustang Pilots Association and
German POWs captured by the Soviets during the offensive to break the Leningrad blockade, Jan 22, 1944. German forces, stretched thin, without provisions, and under constant attack, buckled after two weeks of bitter winter fighting.