This poster, a rare survivor from 1939, makes it clear in no uncertain terms the responsibilities of the householder and motorist in the blackout. Nevertheless, there were many who would flout the regulations; in 1940 alone there were 300,000 prosecutions for blackout offencers.
Sergeant P. Dorzhiev, Was a legend in Russia during ww2. As a sniper he killed 181 Germans on the Leningrad front, here he is looking through binoculars searching out the enemy closely holding his rifle, taken sometime in 1942.
Two U.S. Marines direct flame throwers at Japanese defenses that block the way to Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi on March 4, 1945. On the left is Pvt. Richard Klatt, of North Fond Dulac, Wisconsin, and on the right is PFC Wilfred Voegeli.