Prisoner identification photograph of U. Joseph R. Beyrle taken in Stalag XII-A. Beyrle is thought to be the only American soldier to have served with both the U. Army and Soviet Army during World War II, see comment.
Hero prisoner who escaped Auschwitz with girlfriend by dressing as S.S. officer before reuniting four decades later dies aged 90
German soldiers walk along a precarious platform spanning a ruined bridge over the Elbe River to surrender to US forces instead of Russian troops in the waning days of WWII. May 1945 Tangermunde, Germany.
Female Polish fighters of the Warsaw Uprising, march into German captivity after being stopped by the Waffen SS. Most of these defiant women perished in death camps, their status as low as that of Soviet POWs.
US Military Police Lt. Paul Unger searches POW Untersturmführer (lieutenant) Waffen SS Kurt Peters of the Regiment of Grenadier Division "Goetz von Berlichingen" at Notre Dame de Saniyi, France, July (Bild: Robert Cappa)
A young German wounded prisoner of war captured by the First US Army in Simmerath, Germany, December The young man discarded his uniform in the hope of slipping away amid the chaos. Such young POWs were the first to be sent home after the war.