War photos typically reveal the more haunting nature of civil and world conflicts. World War II photos especially show how deeply the second Great War affected humanity.
Children appear in these photos scavenging for food. Women of the war, meanwhile, are captured acting as heroes and making it through hardships. These women are survivors; some contributed to the war efforts as volunteers, while others endured the horrors of concentration camps.
Millions of people suffered and lost their lives from 1939 to 1945. And though not everyone's life was immortalized on film, those visual stories that do exist paint quite a vivid picture.