The American “Fat Man” atomic bomb, to be dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, shortly after arriving at the airfield before being loaded onto a Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber. Tinian, Mariana Islands. August 1945.
Japanese soldiers emerge from hiding to surrender to American troops. Iwo Jima, Japanese Volcano Islands. 5th of April 1945.
A German Panzer VI “Tiger I” heavy tank at rest in a village. Normandy, France. 1944.
A German Schutzstaffel (SS) soldier carries an MG 42 machine gun, nicknamed “Hitler’s Buzzsaw” by Allied soldiers due to its immense rate of fire of 1,200 rounds per minute. Caen, France. 1944.
A German firing squad prepare to execute a French man accused of being a member of the resistance. Amiens, France. November 1940.
French soldiers conduct a combat patrol through ruined streets. Stuttgart, Germany. April 1945.
French soldiers carry a wounded comrade to a jeep during the Allied attempt to destroy pockets of German resistance in France, known as the “Atlantic Pockets” due to their locations on the coast. The last German pockets held out from the summer of 1944 until the unconditional surrender of Germany itself almost a year later. Royan, France. April 1945.
French resistance members of the rural Maquis sit in front of the camera. France. 1944.
A German Sd.Kfz. 165 "Hummel" (bumblebee) self-propelled artillery battery, armed with 150mm howitzers, prepares to fire. Soviet Union. June 1943.
American paratroopers of the 326th Medical Company, 101st Airborne Division with members of the Dutch Resistance. Eindhoven, Netherlands. September 1944.