Estonian boys of the 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Estonian) (Estonian: 20. eesti diviis) are conscripted by the Germans for combat against the Soviet Union. Most Estonians who fought for the German military did so not out of an ardent support of National Socialist ideology, but in an effort to thwart the Soviet occupation and annexation of their nation, which had declared neutrality at the onset of the war. Tallinn, Estonia. 1944.
A soldier says goodbye to his wife and infant child in Pennsylvania Station before shipping put for service in World War II, New York, New York, 1943.
Portrait of a Moroccan Goumier. Moroccan Goumiers were soldiers who served in auxiliary units attached to the French Army of Africa.
1942- U.S. officer and his advisers, up to their waists in water, are shown planning runway ramps for seaplanes while establishing a new base “somewhere” in the South Pacific.