Frozen In Time

Wartime often results in some of the most powerful images in history. We have all seen the photos that make you cringe instantly and catch your breath, immediately making you desperate to know what happened to the subject of the photograph. We are all familiar with the iconic images of the Afghan girl on the front cover of National Geographic and the young girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam, just two of the most famous and eye-catching wartime photos. There are millions of images that create the same impact on the viewer, but perhaps aren’t as well known. Below are some of my favourite wartime photos, all with their own fascinating stories and lasting impacts.

 

Amongst the Crowd
August Landmesser refuses to salute the Fuhrer. 

 

Soldier
An East German soldier helps a little boy over the barbed wire, where the Berlin Wall was to be built. The soldier was immediately caught and punished. 

 

 

Soviet Soldier Carrying the head of a statue of Hitler, Berlin 1945 by Yevgeny Khaldei
Soviet Soldier Carrying the head of a statue of Hitler, Berlin 1945 by Yevgeny Khaldei 

 

 

80 Years, Gone
Two elderly friends look at the bombed remains of their house 

 

WAR & CONFLICT BOOKERA:  WORLD WAR II/PRIONERS
This Nazi “Superman” appears to be in his “teens” and his expression is not exactly that of the conquering hero as an American soldier looks at the lad’s injury while awaiting the arrival of a medic. September 6, 1944. Waks. (Army Surgeon General) From War & Conflict Bookera 

 

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