In the above picture dated May 12, 1915, Louis Botha, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa (left) discusses the surrender of Windhoek, the capital of modern-day Namibia, with its mayor, Peter Müller. German Southwest Africa is crumbling under Botha's methodical, deliberate campaign, which has brought a far larger force to bear than the defenders can hope to match.
The famed Unter Den Linden in Berlin is badly damaged by aerial bombing and shelling. Civilians work under direction of Russian soldiers to clear rubble away for pedestrian and motor traffic. May 4, 1945. Stock Photo - Corbis