A British Crusader tank disguised as a truck.
One of the most successful examples of the use of deception tactics in the Western Desert was the use of dummies before the Second Battle of El Alamein. Tanks disguised as trucks were massed in the north while trucks disguised as tanks massed in the south, duping the Germans into committing most of their defensive forces to opposing the dummy tanks while the real tanks attacked in the north. North Africa. 26th of October 1942.
British trucks disguised as Cruiser tanks move towards the front in an attempt to fool German reconnaissance aircraft into believing an Allied offensive was imminent. North Africa. 13th of February 1942.
A destroyed British Vickers Light Tank Mk.VIc rests in a field. Huppy, France. May 1940.
The American submarine USS Spot underway. Pacific Ocean. 24th of September 1944.
British paratroopers man an M22 Locust air-portable light tank. Germany. March 1945.
Soldiers of the 422nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army march up a muddy road. The regiment consisted almost entirely of Japanese-Americans who volunteered to serve in the US Army, even though most of their families were being held in internment camps in the United States. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare, with around 14,000 servicemen receiving 18,143 awards in two years. Chambois, France. 1944.
United States Navy sailors are rescued from the water. Samar, Philippines. 26th of October 1944.
German prisoners of war captured around Minsk by the Red Army are paraded through the streets. Moscow, Soviet Union. 17th of July 1944.
The British First World War-era battleship HMS Warspite bombards enemy positions around Catania. Sicily, Italy. July 1943.
American Marines fire on Japanese positions dug into Mount Suribachi with a 37mm M3 anti-tank gun. Iwo Jima, Japanese Volcano Islands. 21st of February 1945.