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WWII As It Really Was

Posted on May 4, 2013 by team


Military photojournalists often were with their cameras at places where they almost had no chances to survive. Thanks to their enormous work we have an oppurtunity to touch the history today and to see the war with our own eyes.

Mikhail Savin was one of such photojournalists. His shots are real classics today. Mikhail was born in far 1915, started to take photos in 1941. He managed to catch interesting moments of Soviet troops retreat, the defense of Moscow, the Kursk battle, attack of Soviet troops in Europe etc. He had a talisman and believed it always helped him to survive on the most difficult and hopeless days. It was a porcelain ring for curtains hanging.

All his work is one of the best samples of how a real professional treats what he does. It gave us a chance to see the war the way it really was.

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11 Responses to “WWII As It Really Was”

  1. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Some very powerful pictures there.

  2. Dmitri says:

    Real tragedy

  3. cockatrice says:

    Defanged Panzer a welcome sight.

    Technical superiority does not confer tactical wisdom. The Germans wasted so much effort for so little return. It’s what you get when a Private First Class becomes Der Fuhrer and thinks he’s a General.

    • Doug says:

      Well stated. We have the exact situation presently in the United States. History repeats itself. Gee, where have we head that before?

  4. CZenda says:

    The pilots shown in the first part of the second series are French, they belonged to Normandie-Niemen unit. The aircrafts are the infamous Yaks.

  5. 1934NFA says:

    Great photos! Publish more,please!

  6. stmm says:

    it looks like Königsberg, Pommern/Pomerania region

  7. Kurew Polska says:

    @Mariusz Skibowski
    Polska to kraj , który ktoś ciągle robi w chuja, napada, grabi, wybija kwiat inteligencji, gwałci kobiety etc. Jak ktoś sławny kiedyś powiedział: “Fakt, że jestem paranoikiem, nie oznacza jeszcze, że cały świat nie sprzymierzył się przeciwko mnie.”

  8. Andy says:

    On page 15 Germans and Soviets are clearly allies. Photos must be taken before June 1941. After Ribentropp-Molotov Pact Germans and Russians were close allies. They invaded Poland together.

  9. Papa Karlo says:

    As it really was?? Are you kidding? These photos are all staged. Most Soviet war photos were staged. I have yet to see one which was not staged. Even mounting Red flag on the Reichstag was staged! After they actually took over Reichstage, and mounted the Red flag on top of it, the next day they removed the real flag, and instead staged mounting another, officially prepared flag, and used different (random) people to take photos of.

  10. Papa Karlo says:

    Do you really believe a soldier would be shaving while wearing all his medals?? Ridiculous.

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