Published on October 23, 2013
World War II Photographers
A U.S soldier struggles ashore under heavy German Fire during the first wave of the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach on the Normandy coast of France, June 6, 1944.
Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936 .
Spain. Barcelona. January 1939. Running for shelter during the air raid alarm. The city was being heavily bombed by Fascist planes as General Franco's troops rapidly approached the city.
England. Dorset. Weymouth. 1-5 June 1945. The American troops of the Allied Forces leave the English port of Weymouth.
France. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. Landing of the American troops on Omaha Beach .
France. Normandy. Omaha Beach. The first wave of American troops lands at dawn. June 6th, 1944.
Calvados. St Laurentsur-Mer. June, 1944. German soldiers captured by American forces.
A U.S. soldier lies dead after being hit by sniper fire during house-to-house skirmishing in Liepzig, Germany, on the last day of the World War II fighting in Europe.
Paris. August 25th, 1944. Members of the French Resistance and soldiers of the French army.
France. Cherbourg. June 27th, 1944. German soldiers captured by American troops.
France. Paris. August 26th, 1944. Crowd on the pavement after snipers in buildings overlooking the Place de l'Hotel de Ville opened fire on the celebrations after the liberation.
France. Normandy. Omaha Beach. June, 1944. French fishermen looking at corpses on the beach after the D-Day landing.
General George Patton in North African desert during Allied campaign, WWII. Date taken:1943
Soldiers in position with guns during Allied campaign in North Africa,WWII.Location:Tunisia Date taken:1943 n
"A tank-artillery team stands on alert. This kind of unit -- a 105mm. howitzer mounted on a half-track -- has proved a 'winning combination,' according to Army experts, in ground warfare in Tunisia.
German cemetery, Tunisia, 1943
Us Fifth Army In Italy African-Amer. artillerymen firing a 105-mm. Howitzer behind sandbagged barracade on the Itallian front in the Appennine Mountains.Location:I taly Date taken:April 1945
Post WWII German Refugees and Displaced Persons Crowding Every Square Inch of Train Leaving Berlin 1945
Survivors gaze at photographer Margaret Bourke-White and rescuers from the United States Third Army during the liberation of Buchenwald, April 1945 .
Prisoners at Buchenwald during the camp's liberation by American forces, April 1945
Prisoners, too emaciated to walk, at Buchenwald during the camp's liberation by American forces, April 1945.
Prisoners at Buchenwald display their identification tattoos shortly after camp's liberation by Allied forces, April 1945.
"Grief," Families identify the dead, Kerch, Crimea, 1942
Tank attack at Night, Kursk, 1943
Bayonet Attack, Russian Infantry, Smolensk, 1941
'On The Road Of War,' 1941
Romanian POWs marching after Battle of Stalingrad, 1942
George Lott, 22, wounded in both arms by German mortar fire, suffers as doctors mold a plaster cast to his body, 1944
A "Free French" soldier races to aid a Resistance fighter firing at a German sniper, Paris, August 1944. The sniper had opened fire during a tour of the city by Gen. Charles de Gaulle.
A family seeks safety beside a Jeep as French Resistance fighters and Free French troops try to take out a German sniper during the Liberation of Paris in August 1944
Allied forces helping French woman during sniper fire during liberation of Chartres from the Germans, WWII.Location:Chartres, France Date taken:August 1944
French women accused of collaborating w. the Germans sit w. freshly shaved heads after being punished by members of the French resistance during WWII.Location:Paris, France Date taken:1945
One of the most famous and emotive pictures of WWII was taken, unknown by the two subjects, on Christmas Day 1942, by New Zealand photographer George Silk. George Silk, as an official photographer with the Australian Department of Information, was covering the Pacific War against Japan in Papua, now part of Papua New Guinea. The picture shows Private George (Dick) Whittington of the 2/10 Infantry Battalian, accompanied by a Papuan native, Raphael Oimbari. Whittington, had been injured in the head during the battle for Buna.
Battle Of Bulge German POWs carrying body of American soldier killed in Battle of Bulge through snowy Ardennes field, 1 among more than 180,000 US & German casualties of 6-wk. WWII battle.Location: Belgium Date taken:February 1945
Cisterna, Italy...'44 American GI's search surrendering German soldiers amid the ruins of Cisterna following fierce rearguard fighting by elite German units.Location:Cisterna, Italy Date taken:May 26, 1944
American soldiers pausing during the battle for control of Anzio underneath a sign stating ALL RANKS BRITISH TROOPS WILL WEAR STEEL HELMETS Location:Anzio, Italy Date taken:1944
Cisterna, Italy...'44 Pair of German soldiers raising their arms in surrender after the US Army 3rd Infantry and 1st Armored Divisions took Cisterna following fierce rearguard fighting by elite German units. Location:Cisterna, Italy Date taken:May 26, 1944
American soldier firing back at unseen German sniper during the battle for Cisterna. Location:Cisterna, Italy Date taken:June 1944
W. Eugene Smith
A U.S soldier offers his hand to a woman leaving a cave where she had hidden with her child during the battle between Japanese and American forces
Fight for survival: In a July 1944 photograph, an American Marine lifts a nearly dead infant from a cave where native islanders had been hiding during the battle for Saipan
While under fire, U.S. Marines advance on occupying Japanese forces in Tanapag, Saipan in June 1944
War-weary: Marine Sgt. Angelo Klonis
Marine Sgt. Angelo Klonis
U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Division raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on Feb. 23, 1945. Joe Rosenthal, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his immortal image of six World War II servicemen raising an American flag over battle-scarred Iwo Jima.
In a second photo Rosenthal shot at Iwo Jima, Marines pose in front of the flag they just raised.
The booted feet of a dead Japanese soldier, foreground, protrude from beneath a mound of earth on Iwo Jima during the American invasion of the Japanese Volcano Island stronghold in 1945 in World War II. U.S. Marines can be seen nearby in foxholes.
As the invasion of Peleliu gets underway, U.S. Marines unload war supplies and ammunition boxes onto the beach of the island in the Palau group, in September 1944. Note injured Marine on a stretcher at left center.
Vj Day A jubilant American sailor clutching a white-uniformed nurse in a back-bending, passionate kiss as he vents his joy while thousands jam Times Square to celebrate the long awaited-victory over Japan. Location:New York, NY, US Date taken:August 14, 1945
Vj Day Celebration In Us Joyful young man kissing girl in the midst of confetti-strewn street near the Latin Quarter nightclub on V-J Day. Location:New York, NY, US Date taken:August 14, 1945
Hitler's Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels glowers at photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt in the garden of the Carlton Hotel during a League of Nations conference, Geneva, September 1933.
Joseph Goebbels in garden of the Carlton Hotel before delivering a radio address, Geneva, September 1933
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Georgi Zelma Soviet troops patrolling the ruins of Stalingrad, Russia, 2 Feb 1943
Georgi Zelma German prisoners of war being marched across a field, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, Apr 1944
Georgi Zelma 28 In January of 1943, a Soviet T-34 tank roars through the Square of Fallen Fighters in Stalingrad.
Georgi Zelma Soviet soldier waving a red flag at a building off the central square in Stalingrad, Russia, JanFeb 1943
William Vandivert Berlin 1945
William Vandivert Reichstag graffiti by Russian soldiers honoring their fallen comrades1945
William Vandivert The Blitz, London, 1940
George Strock Three dead Americans lie where they fell in the sand near a half sunken landing craft on Buna Beach in northern New Guinea following a Japanese ambush in 1943.
George Strock Fighting On Engebi Island American marine dragging a dead comrade out of the surf as others duck machine gun fire from Japanese pillbox off to the left during assault on coral beachhead. Location:Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands Date taken:March 1944
George Strock American Marine holding a pig captured near the front lines during the fight to retake the Marshall Islands from the Japanese.Location:Kwaja lein, Marshall Islands Date taken:1944
Charles Fenno Jacobs Crewmen aboard the battleship USS New Jersey watch a Japanese prisoner bathe before he is issued G.I. clothing. 1944.
Horst Grund German soldier on a horse-drawn cart in Crimea, Ukraine, circa 1942
Hugo Jaeger Adolf Hitler salutes troops of the Condor Legion who fought alongside Spanish Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War, during a rally upon their return to Germany, 1939.
Hugo Jaeger Crowds cheering Adolf Hitler's campaign to unite Austria and Germany, 1938.
Hugo Jaeger Scene from a Christmas party in Munich thrown by Adolf Hitler for his generals, 1941
Heinrich Hoffmann Chancellor Hitler saluting the athletes from balcony of the Olympic House during opening ceremony of the IV Olympic Winter Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, 6 Feb 1936
Heinrich Hoffmann Philippe Pétain and Adolf Hitler, Montoire-sur-le-Loir, France, 24 Oct 1940; note Paul Schmidt and Joachim von Ribbentrop in background
Heinrich Hoffmann Funeral procession of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Ulm, Germany, 18 Oct 1944
Emmanuil Evzerikhin A soviet battery of 152-mm howitzers firing on the defenders German troops. Belarus, the summer of 1944.
Emmanuil Evzerikhin "The Fire of War and Peaceful Flames"War camera operator, A. Sofkin, is photographing burning train station in Stalingrad
Jerry Rutberg U.S. troops pass a German woman surveying the damage done by the Allied bombing along the Rhine River in March 1945.
Boris Kudoyarov Heading to cemetery, Leningrad 1941
Boris Kudoyarov Putting the dead on carts after German shelling, Leningrad 1941
Yevgeny Khaldei Vienna ghetto,1945
Vsevolod Tarasevich Leningrad, 1942
Yakov Khalip Nocturne in the ruins, Soviet soldiers, 1943
Max Alpert 'Combat,' Lugansk 1942, this soldier (Alexei Eremenko) was killed by a shell just after this photo which also injured
Jacob Harris Allied soldiers walk through the smoking ruins of Waldenburg, 1945
Ivan Shagin German POWs in Berlin 1945
Michael Trahman Young guerrilla (Peter Gurko), PskovNovgorod, 1942
Leonard McCombe In support of the infantry, a British tank rumbles through a devastated Normandy village,1944
Ed Clark An eleven year old boy, whose left leg was crushed in an air raid, walking down the streets of Nuremberg, Germany, 1945
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