Victory Day

• Victory Day

We have prepared a selection of 35 well-known pictures of World War II, which is the best talk about victory, inherited so hard.

For most of us who know about the events of that time for the history books and the stories of their grandparents, the voice of the war is still heard from the pictures taken fearless photojournalists who risked their lives imprinted unique and often very scary faces of war.

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Combat. Photographer Max Alpert.

"Combat" - one of the most famous photographs of the Great Patriotic War, made by Soviet photographer Max Alpert. The photograph captures a junior political officer AG Eremenko, raising soldiers in an attack for a few seconds before his death.

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Victory Banner over the Reichstag. Photo Eugene Chaldean.

The first flag was set away from the Reichstag, on the roof of Staff of the 8th Guards Army near Eagle sculpture sits on the globe. The second - on the Brandenburg Gate. When Khaldey reached the Reichstag flags were already set very much. Stumbled on a few soldiers, he took out his flag and asked for their help to get on the roof. Finding a convenient point for the shooting, he photographed two cassettes.

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In the Kursk Bulge. "Tiger" tanks and destroyed tank.

Tank commander, Lieutenant BV Smelov shows a hole in the tower of the German tank "Tiger", the downed crew Smelov Lieutenant Lihnyakevichu. This hole has a conventional armor-piercing shell of the 76-millimeter tank guns, so the picture was often used for propaganda purposes, showing that the latest and strongest German tanks can knock our T-34.

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Lydia Litvyak pilot Fighter Wing, after a combat sortie on the wing of his Yak-1B.

August 1, 1943 Lydia Litvyak made 4 sorties, during which personally shot down 2 enemy planes, and 1 in the group, but from the fourth departure she had not returned - her plane was damaged by a German fighter queue and missing.

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A Soviet soldier with a Czech child in her arms.

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The girl-sniper of the 1st Baltic Front, 1944.

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Sergeant I. Kireev shoots from captured German rocket-propelled grenade during a night battle in the city of Breslau.

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The Soviet soldiers in between fights.

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Volley Soviet rocket launchers "Katyusha" on the approaches to Vyborg.

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Heavy Guard soldier Yefim Costin, who was awarded the Order of the Red Star.

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Soviet soldiers in attack near Leningrad during the beginning of breaking the blockade.

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Soviet spies in combat.

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"Grief", photo Dmitry Baltermantsa.

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Children of War.

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machine gunner Zina Kozlov.

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Soviet fighter gives the light a prisoner by the Germans.

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Rewarding young hero.

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The murdered boy Vitya Cherevichkin with a dove in his hands.

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on the roof of the air defense post of the hotel "Moscow" in the capital.

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German air raids on Moscow, July 26, 1941.

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pilot collects machine-gun belts.

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renowned photographer Mark Markov-Grinberg, sdelanaya in 1943 and became a symbol of courage and heroism of the Soviet soldiers.

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Battery firing at the defending German troops. Belarus, summer 1944.

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under the tracks of a tank. Photo Mark Markov-Grinberg.

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The Fountain "Children's Dance" on the station square of Stalingrad after the Nazi air raid.

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Swing war.

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Soviet soldiers with a cat in her arms in Stalingrad.

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The death of a Soviet soldier during an attack.

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Photo Mark Markov-Grinberg.

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June 22, 1941 second, somewhere in the southwest of the Soviet Union, children are hiding from the bombing.

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Mary Timofeevna Shalneva (Nenakhova), a corporal of the 87th separate Road Maintenance Battalion, regulates the movement of military vehicles near the Reichstag in Berlin, May 1945

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The Soviet pilot feeding pigeons in moments of relaxation.

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Soviet soldiers sleep in cars at one of Prague's squares. Czechoslovakia, 1945.

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Prague residents welcomed the car with the Soviet military.