This photo was shot in Russia, in Red Army. The child is a "son of regiment". During WW2 Russians called so children whose parents was killed, children came to the battlefront and fighted as soldiers. On this photo a commander of military unit award the child a state order.
Soldiers from the US 89th Infantry Division cross the Rhine River from St.Goar to St.Goarshausen in assault boats under German fire, 26th March 1945. Photographer's note: "I drew an assault boat to cross in - just my luck. We all tried to crawl under each other, the lead was flying around like hail." (Colourised by Royston Leonard)