WW II’s Strangest Battle: Americans and Germans Fought Together - Days after Hitler’s suicide American soldiers, French prisoners, and German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Here are the facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion/12th Armored Division liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter a prison that housed various French…

WW II’s Strangest Battle: Americans and Germans Fought Together - Days after Hitler’s suicide American soldiers, French prisoners, and German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans and Allies fought together in World War II. Here are the facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion/12th Armored Division liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter a prison that housed various French…

World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War (22 June 1941 – 9 May 1945). Military parade on the Red Square, Moscow, Russia. 7 November 1941. Russian soldiers went to the front just after the parade. Photo by Arkady Shaikhet.

World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War (22 June 1941 – 9 May 1945). Military parade on the Red Square, Moscow, Russia. 7 November 1941. Russian soldiers went to the front just after the parade. Photo by Arkady Shaikhet.

"You feel small in the presence of dead men, and ashamed at being alive, and you don’t ask silly questions." War journalist, Ernie Pyle (center-left). Photo via War History Online.

"You feel small in the presence of dead men, and ashamed at being alive, and you don’t ask silly questions." War journalist, Ernie Pyle (center-left). Photo via War History Online.

Playing Dress Up | c. 1942-45  Two African American women wearing U. S. Army caps, posed in front of circular background.    Photo Credit: Teenie Harris Archive 1920-1970 © Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Playing Dress Up | c. 1942-45 Two African American women wearing U. S. Army caps, posed in front of circular background. Photo Credit: Teenie Harris Archive 1920-1970 © Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Many student nurses at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta joined the Nurse Cadet Program during World War II ~

Many student nurses at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta joined the Nurse Cadet Program during World War II ~

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