Homeless travellers fill a dilapidated Berlin railway station platform, shortly after Germany's defeat in World War II. They are poorly dressed and many carry small bundles of belongings, amongst them are soldiers who have made their own way from Germany's Russian Front.

Homeless travellers fill a dilapidated Berlin railway station platform, shortly after Germany's defeat in World War II. They are poorly dressed and many carry small bundles of belongings, amongst them are soldiers who have made their own way from Germany's Russian Front.

German gun crew ready to fire a railway gun; everybody but the man to pull the lanyard have sealed their ears. The 170mm cannon weighed 80 tons and could hurl a projectile at targets as far away as 26 km. The photo was taken during the invasion of Poland, Sept 1939.

German gun crew ready to fire a railway gun; everybody but the man to pull the lanyard have sealed their ears. The 170mm cannon weighed 80 tons and could hurl a projectile at targets as far away as 26 km. The photo was taken during the invasion of Poland, Sept 1939.

PICTURES FROM HISTORY: Rare Images Of War, History , WW2, Nazi Germany: Eastern Front (Russian Front) Second World War: 1945: The Last Months Of the War

PICTURES FROM HISTORY: Rare Images Of War, History , WW2, Nazi Germany: Eastern Front (Russian Front) Second World War: 1945: The Last Months Of the War

Cherbourg, July 31, 1944: the first LST Train Ferry (LSD-21) arrives and unloads the first train.

Cherbourg, July 31, 1944: the first LST Train Ferry (LSD-21) arrives and unloads the first train.

Nightmare in East Prussia. German refugees fleeing their land in Grantsa District in April 1945.

Nightmare in East Prussia. German refugees fleeing their land in Grantsa District in April 1945.

Stellwerkerin in einer Uniform mit Wintermütze im Rangierbahnhof Berlin-Pankow. (1942) Foto: RVM (Ittenbach)

Stellwerkerin in einer Uniform mit Wintermütze im Rangierbahnhof Berlin-Pankow. (1942) Foto: RVM (Ittenbach)

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