Two unidentified snipers in "ghillie" suits of the Canadian Parachute Battalion during an inspection by King George VI Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth Salisbury Plain England 17 May Photo: MIKAN
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.
The Normandy Invasion General Dwight D Eisenhower 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.
Chuck Plauda and Clarence Ware of the "Filthy paint their faces before the parachute drop into Normandy. The "Filthy were members of the section, demolitions platoon, Parachute Infantry Regiment. A unit of the Airborne Division
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier.
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.
Erwin Rommel, The Desert Fox, Field Marshall of the Afrika Korp. He was forced to commit suicide because of his complicity in the plot to kill Hitler.(the best general of and my heroe and one of the best genaral in history)