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In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining…

While in the US, women were working at factories while men were fighting in WWII, Russian women fought with their male counterparts as equal soldiers. Both had their roles to play, and show that war affects entire societies, not just the soldiers.

Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Axis offensive to capture Stalingrad began on 23 August 1942 and would culminate in one of the bloodiest and most destructive battles in military history. The Axis suffered 850,000 total casualties (wounded, killed, captured) 400,000 Germans, 200,000 Romanians, 130,000 Italians, and 120,000 Hungarians,Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. January 1943.

Soviet soldiers advance through the snow-covered ruins during the Battle of Stalingrad. The Axis offensive to capture Stalingrad began on 23 August 1942 and would culminate in one of the bloodiest and.

Portrait of a Soviet medical orderly of the 1st Guards Cavalry Corps during the Battle of Moscow on the Eastern Front. Near Moscow, Russia, ...

Female medical orderly, Guards Cavalry Corps, The Red Army included substantial numbers of female soldiers in both combat and logistics roles. In the military medical field, many women occupied senior billets that had no Western parallel save nursing.

auschwitz - Children who survived Auschwitz show their tattooed identification numbers(Reuters)

1933 First Nazi Concentration Camp Established. Some of the 600 children who had survived the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp show their tattooed identification numbers upon liberation.

World War 2 Photos by Dmitri Bal’termants | English Russia | Page 5

A Soviet soldier throws a grenade, credit Dmitry Baltermants

Дети войны -  Советский ребенок рядом с убитой матерью. Концлагерь для гражданского населения «Озаричи». Белоруссия, местечко Озаричи Домановичского района Полесской области.

A Russian girl touches her dead mother after the liberation of the Ozarichi concentration camp in Belarus, March 1944

9718051cee2ecb2aa757d3404e8a981e Великая Отечественная война глазами женщин (19 фото)

9718051cee2ecb2aa757d3404e8a981e Великая Отечественная война глазами женщин (19 фото)

WWII...Russians pulling Tellermines mines after the battle of Kursk.

Russian sappers clear road of German mines. Note that their only detector is a long stick with a sharp end used to poke the earth. When Chris was in Afghanistan they used the same sticks.

Можайск, январь 1942 г.

Можайск, январь 1942 г.

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