Humans of WWII in High-res (25 HQ Photos)

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  • Stupendous

    Awesome pictures.

  • Hutch

    very powerful images.

  • ABN@82

    Back when men were men.

    • dkbales

      Back when war was war and not an opportunity for an apology.

    • bktscrambler

      Discounting today's soldiers, eh?

  • ricardo

    a few from WW1 and vietnam, but still, great photos none the less

    • lkjlkjkj

      they fought in vietnam during WW2 as well. It was called french indo-china. read a book

  • Iambetterthanyou

    meh. where are the true heroes. the soviets?

    • jamie

      since all of these photos are from the US national archives, not in these pics:

    • peteyroberto

      actually 19 are soviets dumbass you couldnt tell frum the funny hats or the russian submachine guns?

      • Rick


    • fasterthanu

      Hardly think Americans are gonna show the ruskies as the good guys lol

      Russia is bad, mmkay

  • Equalizer

    WAR is created by American Corporations who just wants MOAR money.

    • RyeGuy

      Cause American corporations really planned for the Japanese to bomb pearl harbor. and orchestrated Hitler invading Poland.

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  • D.Sharp

    Noticed the Frenchman holding the flag in 23 is ghost white because he was hiding during the war. And where the hell are his pants?!

    • wally

      Don't believe he's French. The stripes on the French flag run vertically. The flag he's holding are horizontal. Without colours, I can't make an decent guess at the nationality of the flag or the guy holding it.

      • Jeremy

        probably Holland

    • Rosey

      And what exactly did YOU do during the Iraq war? Hiding no doubt.

  • toon-town

    The guy holding the strange flag in #23 might be Dutch. I think these might be liberated allied P.O.W. s held by the Japanese, Note the British flag is on a bamboo pole. Bamboo grows in Asia. They aren't dressed for a cold climate like Europe, also notice "NO ID TAGS (dog tags, for you Americans)" no active military member goes with out them unless they're taken from you.

  • James Mac

    Sixteen has some very nice calves.

    • P-90

      How did you know she lived on a farm…..oh wait.

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  • Nico

    Amazing shots. Love the grainy, high contrast quality of these. The flag in #23 is probably either Luxembourg or Netherlands. Both have horizontal stripes and both would be super happy that the Germans were defeated.

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  • Phred

    You gotta feel for the kids in #14. Also, I know the squareheads were humans too, but they don't deserve to be recognized in the same breath (or webpage) as the Allies. My Granddad's generation didn't start the fight but they sure as fuck finished it.

  • Anonymous

    The guy in picture 17 looks like Ed Gein. Check it out

  • marta

    The photo of the helmet in the sand wasn't even taken during WWII. It was taken in 2004 by Owen Weber. Someone just zoomed in and chnaged it to black and white. Here:

    • Owen Weber

      Thank you, Marta. I'm the photographer of that particular photo. On the link you've provided, I describe the circumstances of taking that picture. A search on tineye or google reverse image search will show the same result.

      I'm flattered that my photography has been shared, but all I ask for is a photo credit and a link to my website: Rick (creator of this post), would you please add my name and website to the bottom of the picture?


      Owen Weber

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