Pictures say more than words, especially when it comes to the desolation of World War II. Photos chronicled everything from the daily struggles of soldiers to life in Germany after WWII. Nations all over the world were deeply impacted by the fighting and its economic cost.
Most pictures of WWII were black and white due to the cost of color production. Seeing these historical photos in color can introduce a new emotional resonance. Check out these colorized WWII photographs below for a glimpse into the dark, bleak period that shaped international relationships for decades to come.
A German soldier from a propaganda company on a bench together with civilians in a town alongside the Allier around the time of the Battle of France.