After the Battle of Stalingrad finished with the destruction of the German forces, these local boys found a literal treasure trove of abandoned weapons and equipment. Here they posed for the camera carrying ammo belts, ammo boxes, machine guns and rifles, all German. February 1943. Ordnance strewn over the battlefield remained a real hazard well into the 1960s.
*Late 1930's - German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.