WWII from a slightly different angle

History of Sorts


This is a blog with some rare WWII images. It is said a picture paints a thousand words.The above picture is of German prisoners of war marching east under the supervision of Soviet soldiers, 1944. Take note of the Soviet woman showing a ‘dulya'(a mildly obscene gesture that uses two fingers and a thumb)  to the Germans as they pass by.

Machines such as this US Navy ‘Bombe’ were used to assist cryptologists in deciphering German Enigma-machine encrypted secret messages during World War II. 1945.


A British soldier hiding from the rain under an overturned Tiger tank. Italy, 1944.


German engineers testing the Messerschmitt BF109 E3.


Mona Lisa being returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris, France after WW2. 1945.

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Rotterdam after a bombing, 1940. Photo taken after debris clean up.


Soviet sniper, Lyudmila Pavlichenko. By the end of World War 2, she had 309 confirmed kills – thus making her the most successful female sniper in history.


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