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Russian army nurse playing a violin, Eastern Front, 1944. Tonia Magdanskaya entertaining the troops during a pause in the fighting. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Russian army nurse playing a violin, Eastern Front, Artist: Unknown

Lieutenant Krustov and Corporal Bochkarev of the Russian army take a motorcycle and sidecar on a reconnaissance mission. 1942 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Lieutenant Krustov and Corporal Bochkarev of the Russian army take a motorcycle and sidecar on a reconnaissance mission. 1942 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Marlene Dietrich, "a German who had renounced her country following the rise of the Nazis and rejected Hitler's request that she return--became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get." " When asked why she had traveled to war zones to entertain and comfort Allied troops, she famously and simply replied, "aus Anstand." "It was the decent thing to do.""

Marlene Dietrich, became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get.

Forrest Guth and Floyd Talbert with locals on D-day morning. Poor Forrest Guth was not mentioned in Band of Brothers because producers thought it sounded too much like Forrest Gump :(

Forrest Guth and Floyd Talbert with locals on D-day morning. Poor Forrest Guth was not mentioned in the Band of Brothers movies because producers thought it sounded too much like Forrest Gump.

30 Famous Historical Figures When They Were Young

30 Famous Historical Figures When They Were Young

Ww2 Uniforms, Military Uniforms, Military Ranks, Military Art, Military History, German Army, Wwii, Soldiers, Camouflage

Natalya Fyodorovna Meklin née Kravtsova (1922-2005), a much decorated WWII combat pilot in one of the 3 women-only Soviet air regiments. She flew 980 night missions by the end of the war. After she graduated from the Military Institute of Foreign Languages  as a translator until retiring. Among her many awards was the title Hero of the Soviet Union, the highest distinction in the Soviet Union, awarded personally or collectively for heroic feats in service to the Soviet state and society.

"Katya Budanova (Катя Буданова), was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 11 air victories, she was one of the world's two female fighter aces along with Lydia Litvyak." She chose fighter ace over fashion model, apparently.

#ObjetivoBerlín.

II Guerra Mundial on

Berlin, Germany - Soviet soldiers celebrating the raising of the USSR flag atop the Reichstag

A young Russian orphan poses for the camera atop a disabled German anti-tank gun. He is wearing clothing he either lifted from Russian KIAs or received from some empathetic Russian soldier. "Front orphans" were a routine fixture during the war on the Eastern Front -- children who had lost both parents and left to their own devices; some were "adopted" by military units and tied to survive as best as they could.

Russian boy sitting in the trunk thrown at the German retreat gun.

Tropas alemãs - Verão 1941

German soldiers listening to the radio in the glory days of the Summer of

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