Battle of Castle Itter, 1945, one of the strangest WW2 battles

battle of castle itter

The Battle of Castle Itter is one of those “hidden gem” stories from World War Two. Quite remarkable, but not very well known. It is the only known battle from WWII in which Germans and Americans fought on the same side. In the image we can see damage to the …

Austrian woman dancing with a Soviet officer in Vienna, 1945

austrian women soviet officer dancing vienna

An Austrian woman and a Soviet officer are dancing in the streets of Vienna after the fall of Nazi Germany in May 1945. There were many similar images of celebration in Vienna as the war in Europe came to an end, and people were hopeful for a happier future. Book …