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Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II - The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel
Soviet Army soldiers of the Southwestern Front play with Ukrainian children in a small village prior to the Battle of Uman, shortly following Operation Barbarossa, the initial Axis invasion of the Soviet Union. At the outbreak of war with Germany, the Southwestern Front contained the Soviet 5th, 6th, 26th, and 12th Armies along the frontier. The 16th and 19th Armies were in reserve behind the forward forces. These forces took part in the tank battles in western Ukraine and were surrounded and destroyed at the Battle of Uman and the Battle of Kiev in August and September 1941. Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine, Soviet Union. July 1941.
French soldiers wearing First World War-era uniforms parade on the Champs Elysees during the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris, on July 14.
As the vast majority of WW1 era photos we see are black and white, it’s often hard to imagine how they should look. Every so often it’s good to have a reminder that the War, and all of pre-colour history, looked as vibrant and real as life today.
The Singapore Fashion editors always doing it “Better than the boys” From Milan to Paris, Esther Quek, Janie Cai, Sarah Ann Murray…confidence supreme, and a little knowing laugh at beating the guys at their own game.
Canadian Highlander during bayonet training with a dummy.
I especially like the large waxed moustache on the dummy.
Among a column of German prisoners of war, a senior Luftwaffe officer and a very young “Kindersoldat” conscript (May 1945)