▶ WW2: Altenburg / Windischleuba, Germany (14 April 1945) - Look at the age of some of the troops surrendering. The final death throws of any nation state at war is when they send the children and old men to fight.
Sergeant Jake McNiece of the 101st Airborne Division ready to drop into Normandy for the D-Day invasion (June 1944). He was a member of the original "Filthy Thirteen", a group of paratroopers who would loosely inspire the movie THE DIRTY DOZEN. A member later remarked, "We never washed a piece of clothing. We never shined any shoes or boots, and we didn’t salute officers. We didn’t go for any of that malarky, you know?"