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A very young soldier of the 12th SS Division ‘Hitler Jungend’  poses for a photo. ca.1944 . This division, made up of very young German boys and men, suffered a 43% casualty rate as they battled the Allied armies throughout France following the Normandy landings. via reddit

A young German soldier. Most likely a member of the SS Panzer Division "Hitlerjugend" which sustained casualties during the Normandy ~ the sweet lads of the Hitlerjugend division also executed around 156 Canadian soldiers after capturing them.

Vietnam War (1961-1973)

Vietnam War Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest MF in the valley! I remember this saying from my time in Vietnam.

Nancy Wake: French Maquis, SOE operative, and all around Gestapo bane (once killed an SS officer with her bare hands), she was the most decorated Allied woman of WWII.

Nancy Wake: French Maquis, SOE operative, and all around Gestapo bane (once killed an SS officer with her bare hands), she was the most decorated Allied woman of WWII. History and WWII

The Red Army had over 2,000 woman snipers during ww2

The Red Army had over woman snipers during WWII (The Great Patriotic War as they called it). I want a sniper rifle!

Rommel

WWII German general Erwin Rommel refused to comply with Hitler’s order to execute Jewish POWs. Being against the politics, Erwin Rommel was serving for Hitler until he was promoted to Panzer Unit Commander.

A real boss : Sgt Jake McNiece of the 101st Airborne Division, ready to drop into Normandy, June 1944.

James "Jake"McNiece (May 1919 – January was a US Army paratrooper in World War II. He was the leader of the Filthy Thirteen, an elite demolition unit whose exploits inspired the novel and movie The Dirty Dozen.

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A Puch 350 GS motorcycle courier gets road directions from a traffic coordinator wearing the large neck worn insignia medallion.