The World War II Photo of the Week
for 3 May 1999
|Casualty of War
This dead German soldier was one of the "last-stand" defenders of German-held Cherbourg. Captain Earl Topley, who led one of the first outfits into the fallen city, blamed him for killing three of his boys. [NWDNS-111-SC-19397]. Picture reproduced courtesy Still Picture Branch (NWDNS), U. S. National Archives.