D-Day wasn’t just about the winners. It was also about the losers. In our previous post, we showed the Allies’ preparation and invasion of Normandy beaches. But what about the Germans? It wasn’t all Germans. These aftermath photos show Japanese, Poles, Czechs, Russians, Italians, Turks and Mongols wearing Nazi colors. Some had been enslaved and forced to fight. Others fought for the Nazis willingly as collaborators. In the aftermath of the invasion, everyone was a prisoner. Or dead.
Of course, these are the pictures that the Associated Press was allowed to publish. Blood and gore are in short supply. There is no retribution.