Faces of Death in Wars - 15 Incredible Pictures - History Key

Faces of Death in Wars – 15 Incredible Pictures

From time to time, it’s good to remember how horrible war is. We’re surrounded by movies or videogames and all kind of things that mimics the original, crude situation of war. Could be shocking, could be gruesome, but there is a part of reality that should be known anyway, in order to remember how lucky we are to live in declared peace, and how careful we must be in order to keep it this way. Even if nowadays war developed an incredible market, from toys, games or clothing, we must remember that back then, there wasn’t a respawn point.

1. In death all the soldiers are the same, no parties, no differences. Here is a picture from WW I. Dead German and French soldiers, resting together in the same trench.

Dead German and French soldiers
Dead German and French soldiers © Image Source: Pinterest

2. Soviet machine gun nest, probably hit by artillery fire.

Soviet machine gun nest
Soviet machine gun nest © Image Source: Pinterest

3. In every war, the civilians are the first to suffer. “I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask: Mother, what was war?” (Eve Merriam)

Dead Civilians
Dead Civilians © Image Source: Pinterest

4. Dead US soldier hit by a German sniper. He was on the trench’s edge, probably with the intention of throwing the grenade which is visible in his hand. When he stood up in order to throw the grenade, was totally exposed for the German marksman.

Dead US soldier hit by a German sniper
Dead US soldier hit by a German sniper © Image Source: Reddit/Pinterest

5. “Let them go, you won’t take everything with you into the grave!”. Not exactly this German soldier’s idea, frozen to death together with some looted items.

German soldier frozen to death
German soldier frozen to death © Image Source: Pinterest

6. While in a tank, maybe you could feel safe or somehow protected. Many tankists felt that they were in an iron coffin, slow and easy to target, somehow like the feeling described by submarine crews. Yes, you guessed right. You’re not safe in a tank, if the right gun targets you. The dead driver of a tank which was hit by penetrating ammunition.

Dead driver of a Tank
Dead driver of a Tank © Image Source: Pinterest

7. Very often, while looking at dead soldiers pictures, you’re tempted to believe that they are sleeping. There is a strange stillness in some of the pictures, an ambiguous feeling.

Dead Soldiers
Dead Soldiers © Image Source: Pinterest

8. Who knows what was the last thing he saw and the last thought he had.

Dead Soldiers
Dead Soldiers © Image Source: Pinterest

9. WW II German anti-tank crew, dead around a damaged PAK cannon. Very probably they were hit by direct artillery fire; not the broken cannon shield.

Dead German anti-tank Crew
Dead German anti-tank crew © Image Source: Pinterest

10. Dead pilot near his crashed plane.

Emergency landing in a field. Dead pilot.
Emergency landing in a field © Image Source: Pinterest

11. Frozen German officer.

Frozen German Officer
Frozen German Officer © Image Source: Pinterest

12. Soviet soldier, probably hit by a splinter shell.

Soviet soldier
Soviet soldier © Image Source: Pinterest

13. ”The condition of man is a condition of war of everyone against everyone.”(Thomas Hobbes) U.S. soldiers on the Iwo Jima battlefield.

Battle of Iwo Jima
US Soldiers – Battle of Iwo Jima © AP/Joe Rosenthal/Image Source: theCHIVE

14. The Massacre from Bartolomeu, October 1916

Bartolomeu 1916 Massacre of Romanian Army Soldier
Bartolomeu 1916 Massacre of Romanian Army Soldiers © Image Source: Pinterest

15. Japanese soldier. He looks both burned and shot in the forehead.

Japanese soldier killed during the battle for Iwo Jima island
Japanese soldier killed during the battle for Iwo Jima island © Image Source: Reddit/Pinterest

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