The Strangest Images of WWII

War is a terrible thing but strange and funny pictures were taken during that period too.

Here is a random collection of images of funny, strange, odd and bizzar moments of WWII.

lQQVqBoys will be boys!

buddies-leipzig-lArmy Pfc. Raymond Gasiorowski takes Leipzig, his company’s pet puppy, for a walk in Leipzig, Germany. April 19, 1945. (111-SC-203924).

8fc52c2150aa446125b0a84fb808d425Well what can we say?

82fa8e3c00edd7ceaf5b73a2e95e91d8Leave nobody behind!



6An ice bear on a u-boat?

wwII-funny-10The German Eselschreck; a donkey equipped with an anti-tank cannon. WWII

wwII-funny-15A Good place to sleep


wwII-funny-14Blind date?

5997d4e70bce8c10df602d75df1c683bTwo Calgary Highlanders stand by the banks of the Bow River, Calgary, before departing for the war. They are humourously depicting Canada’s equipment shortages at the beginning of the war… too many volunteers, not enough uniforms!

13d85a76432e20753a4626c836dde914The British mentality during the summer of 1940

1e31be10a185bdb9a879e9c391229946Everybody needs a good counterweight

955eb29d3d94e6fd82ebef16ef856f44“If going much further please take one..” Typical ‘Aussie’ humour is reflected in this sign erected on the El Alamein road by Australian troops, 14 September 1942.

3b7097b6810790c01151b6b8c889b146A Signalman and an Officer (Officer Digging?) of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, digging a slit trench, Ifs, France, July 1944.

6ffebce8d866dbf09a10275638994384Don’t you hate it when it rains?



f951b834dc89ee603b394972e7209042Col. Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, hand-to-hand combat expert, 1943. Known for ordering trainee Marines to attempt to kill him with bayonets, and disarming them all.

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62540b3c59130e3148925d81c93eec15Royal Engineers being trained to probe for land mines in the dark. Italy. 1944

Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.