TANK DESTROYERS moving through the destroyed town of Magdeburg. Scenes such as this were found in many German cities by the advancing Allied forces. Most of the buildings were reduced to rubble by aerial attacks and artillery shelling, and many streets had to be cleared before the troops and vehicles could pass.

TANK DESTROYERS moving through the destroyed town of Magdeburg. Scenes such as this were found in many German cities by the advancing Allied forces. Most of the buildings were reduced to rubble by aerial attacks and artillery shelling, and many streets had to be cleared before the troops and vehicles could pass.

Soldiers on Okinawa.

Soldiers on Okinawa.

Paris. The lamplighter. Circa 1901

Paris. The lamplighter. Circa 1901

Bastogne

Bastogne

The Lochnagar Crater in France is the largest man-made crater in the world, 300…

The Lochnagar Crater in France is the largest man-made crater in the world, 300…

София, декември 1944 г. колона от български танкове Майбах IV (Maybach PzKpfw IV) на площад “Александър Невски”

София, декември 1944 г. колона от български танкове Майбах IV (Maybach PzKpfw IV) на площад “Александър Невски”

Boy walking his dog near a destroyed building | Lebanon. This photo shows how a boy is walking his dog near a very badly destroyed building which was probably cause by a bomb. i feel as it shows that everyday life can be destroyed somehow but you can always ignore it and walk around as shown the boy doesn't really care about the building and is still going on with his life.

Boy walking his dog near a destroyed building | Lebanon. This photo shows how a boy is walking his dog near a very badly destroyed building which was probably cause by a bomb. i feel as it shows that everyday life can be destroyed somehow but you can always ignore it and walk around as shown the boy doesn't really care about the building and is still going on with his life.

Sherman's men in a Confederate fort, Atlanta, Georgia

Sherman's men in a Confederate fort, Atlanta, Georgia

The Louvre during WWII.

The Louvre during WWII.

Franz Ziereis, Commandant of Mauthausen, August 1939 to May 1945.  He allowed his eleven year old son to shoot prisoners with a rifle from their front porch. Ziereis was wounded by Allied soldiers and subsequently died some time later from his wounds. 40,000 prisoners perished in the first four months of 1945.

Franz Ziereis, Commandant of Mauthausen, August 1939 to May 1945. He allowed his eleven year old son to shoot prisoners with a rifle from their front porch. Ziereis was wounded by Allied soldiers and subsequently died some time later from his wounds. 40,000 prisoners perished in the first four months of 1945.

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