Faces of War
Yevgeny Rodionov, a Russian soldier in the First Chechen War (1994-1996)
Rodionov was born on 23 May 1977 in the village of Chibirley, Kuznetsky District, Penza Oblast. He was...
Erich Topp, the commander of the German submarine U-552
Erich Topp was born on July 2, 1914 in Hanover. From July 1940 to August 1942, he sank...
Edouard Petibon, a French sailor onboard the battleship Bretagne
Edouard Petibon, a native of Nantes, serving onboard the battleship Bretagne. He was killed in action when his...
Oberjäger Gaspar Wallnöfer, an Austro-Hungarian soldier
Oberjäger Gaspar Wallnöfer, also spelled Caspar Walnöfer, a veteran of the third Italian War of Independence (1866). He...
Mikhail Yakovlevich, a young Red Army soldier
Mikhail Yakovlevich, receiving his baptism of fire at Kursk, at the age of 18.
Takahata Mikio, a crew member of battleship Yamato
Takahata Mikio, a crew member of battleship Yamato. He was killed in action during the ship’s final mission...
Corporal Sydney Bates, posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his heroism displayed at Normandy, at the age of 23
Born on June 14, 1921 in Camberwell, London. At the start of the war, Bates worked in a...