1939 09 02 A Polish cavalry unit dares to attack a German motorcycle unit with only a sword. Since the end of the Great War, the Polish army was much less advanced than the German Army, often sending cavalry against German Panzer columns.
Marines rush forward in support of the initial attack against a Japanese strongpoint at Tarawa. This photo is one of a series that captured the sequence of events and was taken by Marine Corporal Obie Newcomb.
Oct 21 1944 The first major German city to be captured, Aachen is occupied by the U. First Army: "The endless procession of German prisoners captured with the fall of Aachen marching through the ruined city streets to captivity.