Marshal Zhukov (1896-1974)(Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov) Notable WWII Russian General

Marshal Georgy Zhukov – 'father' of the Soviet victory over the Nazis in ~ BFD

A Russian anti-tank gun crew advances towards the German positions under cover of a smoke screen, somewhere in Russia, on July 23, 1943.

42 A Russian anti-tank gun crew advances towards the German positions under cover of a smoke screen, somewhere in Russia, on July (AP Photo) #

By the summer of 1944, a large number of Russian women were inducted into the Red Army due to a severe shortage of men. A number of women ended up in armor units, after being recruited from tank plants where they worked. They were already well trained as drivers, but some later rose in rank to command tank units. To the right is Guards Lieutenant Verla.P. Orlova who commanded the ISU-122 in the background with her husband Lieutenant Nikolai.N. Orlova who served as the vehicle driver. Their…

By the summer of 1944, a large number of Russian women were inducted into the Red Army due to a severe shortage of men. A number of women ended up in armor units, after being recruited from tank plants where they worked. They were already well trained as drivers, but some later rose in rank to command tank units. To the right is Guards Lieutenant Verla.P. Orlova who commanded the ISU-122 in the background with her husband Lieutenant Nikolai.N. Orlova who served as the vehicle driver. Their…

Soviet machine gunners of 20th Army fire on German positions on the Dnieper River during the First Battle of Smolensk following Germany’s initial invasion of the Soviet Union. Note how none of the Soviet troops wear helmets which continued being in shortage well into the war. Near Dorogobuzh, Smolensk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. 1 September 1941.

Machine gunners of Soviet Army on the Dnieper River near Dorogobuzh Russia 1 September Credit: RIAN L.

The famous picture of the body dead German Obertruppführer SS against the Brandenburg Gate. Often used as a symbol and an illustration inglorious end of Nazi Germany.  The soldier was shot elsewhere and a image of his body was inserted into this photograph by photomontage. ie  Long before "Photoshop".

Dead German soldier lies in front of the Brandenburg Gate at the Battle of Berlin

Каждая фотография Ролова – это настоящая удача фотографа, удивительные моменты счастья, радости, детского восторга и буря эмоций. Это картины прошлого,…

Каждая фотография Ролова – это настоящая удача фотографа, удивительные моменты счастья, радости, детского восторга и буря эмоций. Это картины прошлого,…

The Hero of the Soviet Union (WWII).

Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 611

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Once Upon a Time in War — A Red Army soldier with his kitten, Eastern Front. ~ "His kitten". Proof that the kittens get everyone! Even a soldier hardened by war. Or maybe ESPECIALLY a soldier hardened by war.

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