Crimea, 1942: Two German grenadiers (the one on the right, a sergeant) armed with the MP-38 SMG photographed shortly after receiving the Iron Cross 2nd Class for bravery. The medal can be seen hanging from a buttonhole on the sergeant's tunic and similarly for the other grenadier. by nita
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nita Crimea, 1942: Two German grenadiers (the one on the right, a sergeant) armed with the MP-38 SMG photographed shortly after receiving the Iron Cross 2nd Class for bravery. The medal can be seen hanging from a buttonhole on the sergeant's tunic and similarly for the other grenadier.
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Karl Radermacher (born 1922) was conscripted into the German Army in 1942 and quickly built a reputation as a valiant combat leader. Winning the Iron Cross 2nd class, he went on to complete other heroic deeds and become the recipient of the Knight's Cross and the rare and much sought after Close Combat Clasp in Gold, awarded to him by Himmler personally when he was promoted to lieutenant.Postwar, he worked as a grocer and a bank employee and retired in 1987. by nita
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nita Karl Radermacher (born 1922) was conscripted into the German Army in 1942 and quickly built a reputation as a valiant combat leader. Winning the Iron Cross 2nd class, he went on to complete other heroic deeds and become the recipient of the Knight's Cross and the rare and much sought after Close Combat Clasp in Gold, awarded to him by Himmler personally when he was promoted to lieutenant.Postwar, he worked as a grocer and a bank employee and retired in 1987.
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The Iron Cross 2nd Class for this young grenadier from the 12th SS-Hitlerjugend. He is wearing an Italian pattern camouflage cap and distinctive camouflaged smock of the SS. Unlike Allied forces which typically awarded Bronze stars for NCOs and Silver Stars for officers the German award system was fair and recognized bravery despite rank based on the principle of Gemeinsamschaft, or shared experience. The German military also believed in promoting officers from within the enlisted ranks . by maryellen
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maryellen The Iron Cross 2nd Class for this young grenadier from the 12th SS-Hitlerjugend. He is wearing an Italian pattern camouflage cap and distinctive camouflaged smock of the SS. Unlike Allied forces which typically awarded Bronze stars for NCOs and Silver Stars for officers the German award system was fair and recognized bravery despite rank based on the principle of Gemeinsamschaft, or shared experience. The German military also believed in promoting officers from within the enlisted ranks .
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Soviet doctors attend to German POW Stephen Dorisch in a Soviet hospital in Moscow after being wounded on the front. Propaganda picture, 1942. by loinely
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loinely Soviet doctors attend to German POW Stephen Dorisch in a Soviet hospital in Moscow after being wounded on the front. Propaganda picture, 1942.
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A rare color portrait of a German grenadier on the march in Russia in June 1941, shortly after the invasion. The bulk of German forces (those who survived, that is) actually trekked from the Polish-Soviet frontier to the distant corners of western Russia and back -- a total distance of a minimum 4,000 miles, give or take. This is a record similar to those of (loser) Napoleon, Alexander the Great's phalanx, and the Roman legions. by alejandra
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alejandra A rare color portrait of a German grenadier on the march in Russia in June 1941, shortly after the invasion. The bulk of German forces (those who survived, that is) actually trekked from the Polish-Soviet frontier to the distant corners of western Russia and back -- a total distance of a minimum 4,000 miles, give or take. This is a record similar to those of (loser) Napoleon, Alexander the Great's phalanx, and the Roman legions.
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Medal of Honor. William Nakamura, PFC, USA (1941). Twice on July 4, 1944, Private First Class William K. Nakamura singlehandedly attacked German machine gunners in Italy so his platoon could be freed from pinned-down positions. During his second effort, Nakamura was killed. He had volunteered for the Army after his family and other Japanese Americans on the West coast were forced to move to internment camps. by nancy
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nancy Medal of Honor. William Nakamura, PFC, USA (1941). Twice on July 4, 1944, Private First Class William K. Nakamura singlehandedly attacked German machine gunners in Italy so his platoon could be freed from pinned-down positions. During his second effort, Nakamura was killed. He had volunteered for the Army after his family and other Japanese Americans on the West coast were forced to move to internment camps.
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German Grenadiers: Battle of Bennington on 16th August 1777 in the American Revolutionary War by lizzie
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lizzie German Grenadiers: Battle of Bennington on 16th August 1777 in the American Revolutionary War
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Submarine U-111 in New London. :: Connecticut History Online  Description 	Starboard view of submarine U 111, photographed at wharf in New London after World War I. A painted sign reading "CENTRAL VERMONT/ FREIGHT STATION" can be seen on the side of a building behind the submarine. Notes 	Title supplied by cataloger The U-111 was a former German submarine that visited U.S. ports in a Victory Bond campaign. She was later used as a gunnery target by fanny
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fanny Submarine U-111 in New London. :: Connecticut History Online Description Starboard view of submarine U 111, photographed at wharf in New London after World War I. A painted sign reading "CENTRAL VERMONT/ FREIGHT STATION" can be seen on the side of a building behind the submarine. Notes Title supplied by cataloger The U-111 was a former German submarine that visited U.S. ports in a Victory Bond campaign. She was later used as a gunnery target
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A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine. by danel
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danel A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.
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A German soldier at the Battle of Stalingrad, 1942. by marguerite
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marguerite A German soldier at the Battle of Stalingrad, 1942.
Very Graphic
Ernest Hemingway at age 19, photo taken in Milan, Italy, 1918. After high school Hemingway enlisted in WWI. He left for the Italian front in 1918. He served in a volunteer ambulance unit. He was wounded and decorated by the Italian government with the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. During WWII, he was at the Normandy landing, the liberation of Paris and several other key moments as a war correspondent. by beth
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beth Ernest Hemingway at age 19, photo taken in Milan, Italy, 1918. After high school Hemingway enlisted in WWI. He left for the Italian front in 1918. He served in a volunteer ambulance unit. He was wounded and decorated by the Italian government with the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. During WWII, he was at the Normandy landing, the liberation of Paris and several other key moments as a war correspondent.
Interesting Stuff
A horseback rider of the Red Army cavalry, clad in heavy winter gear, is seen as he passes a German tank abandoned by the retreating German invaders, at an unknown location along the German-Russian front, on February 22, 1942. by nita
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nita A horseback rider of the Red Army cavalry, clad in heavy winter gear, is seen as he passes a German tank abandoned by the retreating German invaders, at an unknown location along the German-Russian front, on February 22, 1942.
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Maya Angelou is shown gratitude by President Barack Obama after receiving the Medal of Freedom. by deena
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deena Maya Angelou is shown gratitude by President Barack Obama after receiving the Medal of Freedom.
Fat is Beautiful
A large American flag was hung on an old barn shortly after 9/11. The simplicity and power of the scene just begged to be photographed. After changing the image to black & white, I chose to bring back the colors in the flag. This helped to prove the message that in our nation’s darkest hour, the flag and our freedom will not conform. It will “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land.” Leviticus 25:10.Published by Shane Eubanks by graciela
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graciela A large American flag was hung on an old barn shortly after 9/11. The simplicity and power of the scene just begged to be photographed. After changing the image to black & white, I chose to bring back the colors in the flag. This helped to prove the message that in our nation’s darkest hour, the flag and our freedom will not conform. It will “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land.” Leviticus 25:10.Published by Shane Eubanks
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Ww2 • Red Army private Mikail Makarov stares at the ruined Reichstag after the end of the battle of Berlin • He is carrying the austere bread bag (no backpacks were available for the infantry) and the ever-present Ppsh-40 Smg, The only major advantage he and other millions had in the face of the German Enemy in 1945 by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Ww2 • Red Army private Mikail Makarov stares at the ruined Reichstag after the end of the battle of Berlin • He is carrying the austere bread bag (no backpacks were available for the infantry) and the ever-present Ppsh-40 Smg, The only major advantage he and other millions had in the face of the German Enemy in 1945
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ALLIED CAMPAIGN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945 (EA 32615)   Sherman tanks and other vehicles of the 2nd Squadron, 12th Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique, French 2nd Armoured Division (2ème Division Blindée or 2e DB) at a marshalling area in Normandy, shortly after landing on Utah Beach on 1 August 1944. The Division was commanded by General Philippe Leclerc and formed part of Patton's US Third Army by tiffany
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tiffany ALLIED CAMPAIGN NORTH-WEST EUROPE 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945 (EA 32615) Sherman tanks and other vehicles of the 2nd Squadron, 12th Régiment de Chasseurs d'Afrique, French 2nd Armoured Division (2ème Division Blindée or 2e DB) at a marshalling area in Normandy, shortly after landing on Utah Beach on 1 August 1944. The Division was commanded by General Philippe Leclerc and formed part of Patton's US Third Army
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The commander of the Grenadier Regiment "Grossdeutschland" Colonel Karl Lorenz (with deep facial scar) during fighting near Targu Frumos (Romania). In the background Panzer Grenadiers ride on a Pz.Kpfw.IV tank.. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 The commander of the Grenadier Regiment "Grossdeutschland" Colonel Karl Lorenz (with deep facial scar) during fighting near Targu Frumos (Romania). In the background Panzer Grenadiers ride on a Pz.Kpfw.IV tank..
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These mammatus clouds formed on June 26th 2012 above Regina, Canada shortly after a thunderstorm. by Kay Berry
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Kay Berry These mammatus clouds formed on June 26th 2012 above Regina, Canada shortly after a thunderstorm.
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These mammatus clouds formed on June 26th 2012 above Regina, Canada shortly after a thunderstorm. by medicine woman
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medicine woman These mammatus clouds formed on June 26th 2012 above Regina, Canada shortly after a thunderstorm.
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Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine by silvia
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silvia Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Cute Animals
Battle of Midway: Wrecked Japanese cruiser Mikuma, photographed on the afternoon of 7 June 1942. by josephine
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josephine Battle of Midway: Wrecked Japanese cruiser Mikuma, photographed on the afternoon of 7 June 1942.
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A death mask of Napoleon—made shortly after his death on the island of St Helena… by vera
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vera A death mask of Napoleon—made shortly after his death on the island of St Helena…
Book stuff
Not published in LIFE. Israeli soldiers, seen shortly after the establishment of the state of Israel, exact location unknown, May 1948. by melody
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melody Not published in LIFE. Israeli soldiers, seen shortly after the establishment of the state of Israel, exact location unknown, May 1948.
Brand Inspiration
Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919 York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York. by noreen
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noreen Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919 York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York.
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Navy dog Judy earned her Dickin Medal after suffering harsh Japanese treatment as the only official canine prisoner of war during World War II. The English Pointer also helped save the crew of gunboat HMS Grasshopper by finding water after the stricken boat was marooned on an Indonesian island in 1942. by sonia
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sonia Navy dog Judy earned her Dickin Medal after suffering harsh Japanese treatment as the only official canine prisoner of war during World War II. The English Pointer also helped save the crew of gunboat HMS Grasshopper by finding water after the stricken boat was marooned on an Indonesian island in 1942.
Good Vintage
The Bravery / by cristina
German soldier with MP 40  and binoculars. Notice the standard 3 magazines leather holster , used by the soldiers carryng an MP.Russia. March 1942. by lillie
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lillie German soldier with MP 40 and binoculars. Notice the standard 3 magazines leather holster , used by the soldiers carryng an MP.Russia. March 1942.
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The Crimea by deanne
The German advance on Moscow comes to a stop. German grenadiers, poorly protected against the cold, take a break in an abandoned village, December 1941. Note the M-36 machine gun. by graciela
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graciela The German advance on Moscow comes to a stop. German grenadiers, poorly protected against the cold, take a break in an abandoned village, December 1941. Note the M-36 machine gun.
Awesomeness
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German Flak 88 guns, in their field artillery role, are on the move in the Kharkov sector, 1942. by leslie
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leslie German Flak 88 guns, in their field artillery role, are on the move in the Kharkov sector, 1942.
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