Rare historical images.
By early 1945 the Second world war unleashed by Nazi Germany, turned against her same. For the Nazi troops it was a real failure, in 1945, a terrible agony. By the beginning of the year, the Germans knew that their catastrophic defeat is inevitable. And yet the fighting continued even after Soviet soldiers raised the flag over the Reichstag. This review contains photographs depicting the last days of world war II.
1. Crimean conference
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Chairman of people’s Commissars of the USSR Joseph Stalin.
The class for marksmanship. Germany, 27 December 1944.
3. A massive airstrike
A squadron of bombers on a railway station of Salzburg.
4. The beginning of the counteroffensive
A German soldier holds ammunition. Luxembourg, 2 January 1945.
5. Rush under cover
Soldiers of the 82nd airborne division of the United States.
6. Hard way
Calculation of the Soviet machine guns were ferried across the river.
7. Preparations for the offensive
Transport aircraft C-47 heading with a cargo of supplies.
Refugees after the liberation of La Gleiz. Belgium, 2 Jan 1945.
9. Dead soldiers
German soldiers, killed during the counterattack.
German soldiers captured. Belgium, 9 January 1945.
11. The siege of Budapest
Soviet soldiers of the 3rd Ukrainian front during the fighting in Budapest, 5 February 1945.
12. “Weapon of retaliation»
The bombing of London missiles “V-2”.
Campaign to collect clothes and shoes.
14. Repair phone lines
Repair the phone line on a flooded road on 22 February 1945.
The reaction of the 16-year-old German soldier.
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