The Wehrmacht retakes Kharkov in March, 1943. The German offensive cost the Red Army an estimated 90,000 casualties. The house-to-house fighting in Kharkov was also particularly bloody for the German SS Panzer Corps, which had approximately 4,300 men killed and wounded by the time operations ended in mid March.
A German assault gun and half-track in the area of Pavlovskaya Square - and the same area today.
Mauthausen Liberation / May 6, 1945, the day after the official liberation of the Mauthausen main camp. It shows prisoners surrounding an M8 Greyhound armored car. The liberation of Mauthausen, as shown in the photo above, was reenacted for photographers at the request of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. A banner, written in Spanish, had been put up by the Spanish political prisoners.
Soldiers of the U.S. 101st Airborne Division pass through Sainte-Marie-du-Mont enroute to Carentan, D-Day 1944. Sainte-Marie-du-Mont
was one of the first villages to be liberated in the Normandy invasion.