The Funniest and Weirdest Pictures Of WWII

War is a terrible thing but strange and funny pictures were taken during that period too. You will find no memes or modern stuff in here, only images that were taken in WWII by soldiers who were bored and in need of something fun to do to relieve the tension.

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Fun with Shells!
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Who needs those extra wheels anyway!
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Bearing down on Russia!
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R2D2’s predecessor
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Everybody is picking on the new boy!
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Boys will be boys!
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Army Pfc. Raymond Gasiorowski takes Leipzig, his company’s pet puppy, for a walk in Leipzig, Germany. April 19, 1945. (111-SC-203924).
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Well what can we say?
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Leave nobody behind!
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He probably lost a bet!

 

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A bear on a u-boat?
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The German Eselschreck; a donkey equipped with an anti-tank cannon. WWII

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Having some fun!
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Blind date?
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Two 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!
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The British mentality during the summer of 1940
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Everybody needs a good counterweight but watch out for the hot brass!
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“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.
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A Signalman and an Officer (Officer Digging?) of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, digging a slit trench, Ifs, France, July 1944.
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Don’t you hate it when it rains? – Bundesarchiv CC BY-SA 3.0

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Col. 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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Hold your fire!
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Guarding the FLAK gun
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Royal Engineers being trained to probe for land mines in the dark. Italy. 1944