Three Japanese snipers elected to shoot it out during the battle for Leyte Island. Yankee bullets drilled the Japanese and dropped them in a the muddy water of a bomb crater, where they sought shelter in a running rifle fight.
This June 1944 photograph shows a pile of American and British helmets belonging to the group of captured Allied POWs standing in front of the building. Such items were sent to a steel factory to add supplies desperately needed by the German army.
World War II Photograph: Adolf Hitler, accompanied by other German officials, grimly inspects bomb damage in a German city in in this German film captured by the U. Army Signal Corps on the western front.