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Партизан стреляет из укрытия по немецкому железнодорожному составу, Беларусь 1942-43 гг.

Anna Frank (1929-1945). Her famous diary chronicles the events of her life from June 1942 until 1944, during the II World War.

Василий Иванович Чуйков (1900 - 1982) Маршал Советского Союза (1955), дважды герой Советского Союза (1944, 1945). В Великую Отечественную войну командовал рядом армий, один из главных героев Сталинградского сражения. С 1949 главнокомандующий Группой советских войск в Германии, командующий войсками Киевского ВО, с 1960 заместитель министра обороны и главнокомандующий Сухопутными войсками, с 1961 одновременно начальник Гражданской обороны СССР. В 1964-72 начальник Гражданской обороны СССР.

Wounded soldier - 10 inch gash from sword at Verdun in 1st world war. Photograph, 1916.

from The Atlantic

World War II: The North African Campaign

Some of the 97 German prisoners captured by the British forces in Egypt in a raid on Tel El Eisa, Egypt, on September 1, 1942.

from The Atlantic

World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War

"In a frozen, wooded battlefront "somewhere in Finland," Finnish troops scatter to take shelter as Soviet planes fly over on an air raid on January 19, 1940." - The Atlantic

In Finland during World War II, some 242,000 women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world.

Battle of Moscow, 2 Oct 1941 - 7 Jan 1942: 1,000,000 casualties. Losses were massive on both sides. The Soviets suffered at least 650,000 casualties (perhaps many more) while in just twenty days of fighting the Germans are believed to have lost around 155,000 men — a mark of the devastation they suffered here.

Russian children caught in the Blitz. Thousands of women and children suffered and died in this massive effort to stop war.