World War 2 in colour – The Russian experience

RUSSIA has just marked her annual Victory Day celebrations when Germany was defeated in World War 2. May 9 is a big deal in the former Soviet Union where over 26 million men women and children died in the horror – 8.5 million were soldiers. We’ve come upon a collection of photographs of what life was like for Soviet troops in the war. They been coloured. The effect is to make the people either more real or cartoonish and overly stylised:

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