German soldiers fighting in Ardennes

With his hands in the air, the first of 20 Japanese emerges from a cave on Iwo Jima, on April 5, 1945. The group had been hiding for several days.

Japanese Marines hiding behind wedgies Type 94 during street battles in Singapore.

Soviet soldiers are attacking with tanks T-34 near the town of Kalach.

The Crash of the L-8
          The Axis’ heavy use of submarines to sink sea traffic was one of the most effective tactics of World War II, so it’s not surprising that the Allies invented ways to nip it in the bud. One of them was employing “spotter blimps,” dirigible airships staffed by crews who could spot subs from high up in the air and report them to the Navy for sinking.
          When the naval blimp L-8 took off from San Francisco Bay in 1942, it seemed like business as usual. But their last radio message, indicating that they were investigating an oil slick in the Pacific, sparked a very strange mystery. Almost three hours later, the L-8 drifted in from the ocean and crashed. Responders on the scene rushed to rescue the crew, only to find them all missing without a trace. Aside from the damage from the crash, the blimp was in perfect shape, but none of the crew members were ever seen again.
Soviet soldiers with lowered standards of the defeated Nazi forces during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, on June 24, 1945
Reichstag Building, on September 9, 1948
Building at Bergen-belsen being burned after being taken over by British forces