Jan. 14th, 2008


Soviet Flag over Berlin, 1945

When the Soviet army was storming Reichstag in Berlin on April 30, 1945 Minin broke into the building and became the first man to raise the Red Banner on its tower. In May of 1945 Minin was awarded the title of the Soviet Union Hero for his deed and other services in battle. The famous photo does not show Minin but a Georgian soldier. It was not taken at the actual event.
Man, who raised Soviet Union’s flag over Reichstag in 1945, dies

Cut for the link phobic )

Jan. 12th, 2008


Jan. 9th, 2008


Change in rules: Either cut or resize images that are wider than 400pixels in width (and if posting multiple photographs, use a cut). This is because I've just updated the community layout with a banner composed of German and Soviet troops! Hope you like it.

soviet soldiers entertaining themselves
Russians celebrating in Berlin

Dec. 9th, 2007


Soldiers in Africa 1942

Found on a random search of vintage + christmas, but I have no information about the pic other than what it says.

x-posted to [info]1940s

Dec. 8th, 2007



+1 German POWs )

Dec. 7th, 2007


A Day to Remember

December 7, 1941 )