World War II
An undertaker in the Warsaw ghetto's Jewish cemetery on Okopowa Street lifts the body of a woman for Heinrich Joest to show him how little it weighs. Joest's caption reads: "The dead were not heavy, as one corpse-bearer showed me - although I had not asked him to - in front of the buildings of the Jewish cemetery."
Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - 1945..+ all fields of WWII - Page 439
Red Army private Mikail Makarov stares at the ruined Reichstag after the end of the Battle of Berlin. He is carrying the austere bread bag (no backpacks were available for the infantry) and the ever-present PPsh-40 SMG, the only major advantage he and other millions had in the face of the German enemy.