Howdy, hoping that this topic hasn’t already been touched I propose a recollection of bizarre, silly or just unusual pictures of WWII.
Mussolini doing a run with some officers
Venus the Bulldog, mascot of the destroyer HMS Vansittart
A playful moment for three SS soldiers on the Russian front
Wojtek: a bear found as a pup by the Polish Corpse in Iran, it accompanied them throghout the Italian Campaign including Montecassino.
During early 1942 there was a massive paranoia in the USA of a possible japanese invasion of the East Coast, gas masks were issued to civilians and in order not to lower their morale they decided to use Mickey Mouse’s face for their appearance…this didn’t last.
A chinese soldier scouts the jungle during the Burma Campaign with the help of a local guide.
Manpower shortage was a serious issue on the Eastern front, the Germans faced it as best as they could.
So depressing. Not fun at all. I’m glad that the baby was alive.
Marine discovers a near-dead baby in a cave in the jungle of Saipan island, 1944
Fooling around in occupied France.
Allied soldiers discover a new use for a captured Panzerschreck in Normandy.
A German soldier befriends a local civilian in the Balkan theater.
British humor never dwindled even when Operation Sealion was a seious threat in 1940.
You know what’s going down.
An italian woman is curios about the clothing of scottish highlanders.
African american troops on the Western front (1945).
German troops during the siege of Leningrad.
I hope that’s not Nick Cage in a bear costume.
Sinbad, the brave mascot of USCGC Campbell.
Winter on the Russian front.
Pooch, a New Zealander mascot during a training session in the Pacific theater.
On the right we can see John Churchill (also known as Mad Jack) carrying a broadsword during a training, he always carried this weapon along with a longbow while fighting in several theaters, he ended WW2 with 6 medals.