He gives the order of the Day : 'Full victory-nothing else !' to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe.
Greenham Common Airfield in England about on June 5, 1944.
Following the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht which went into effect on 8 May 1945, some Wehrmacht units remained active, either independently (e.g. in Norway), or under Allied command as police forces. By the end of August 1945, these units had been dissolved, and a year later on 20 August 1946, the Allied Control Council declared the Wehrmacht as officially abolished
Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the "Big Three" sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin. February 1945.
Soldats américains se livrant à des combats de rue, avenue de Paris, Cherbourg-Normandy 1944
Afghan resistance fighters returning to a village destroyed by Soviet forces, 1986
Stolen Art at Neuschwanstein Castle, 1945
Soldiers from the 7th US Army carry the priceless artworks down the steps of Meunschwanstein Castle where hoards of European art treasures, stolen by the Nazis, were hidden during World War II.