American and Soviet troops meet at the River Elbe, April 25th 1945

American and Soviet troops meet at the River Elbe, April 25th 1945

Two soldiers from the 5th Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment pose by a gun at Fort Macaulay - Esquimalt, Canada. August 4, 1914.

Two soldiers from the 5th Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment pose by a gun at Fort Macaulay - Esquimalt, Canada. August 4, 1914.

Cleaning and maintaining the weapon is a good way to say alive and kill the enemy. This was the first thing SS soldiers had to learn how to strip, clean and reassemble their weapons. Here, two Dutch soldiers from 23. SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division Nederland (niederländische Nr 1) cleans the MG 42 machine gun and the Lafette 42 tripod before going out in battle. Spring of 1944, Narva.

Cleaning and maintaining the weapon is a good way to say alive and kill the enemy. This was the first thing SS soldiers had to learn how to strip, clean and reassemble their weapons. Here, two Dutch soldiers from 23. SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division Nederland (niederländische Nr 1) cleans the MG 42 machine gun and the Lafette 42 tripod before going out in battle. Spring of 1944, Narva.

World War II. German soldiers on the Place de la Concorde in Paris (France). Ca. 1941. © adoc-photos/Corbis

World War II. German soldiers on the Place de la Concorde in Paris (France). Ca. 1941. © adoc-photos/Corbis

Raw recruits in Berlin try on their first pair of Army boots.

Raw recruits in Berlin try on their first pair of Army boots.

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