Young German Wehrmacht soldiers are photographed after capture by the British Army’s 11th Armoured Division. Their expressions run the gamut from defiance, fear and relief. Towards the end of the war, with so many able-bodied German men depleted from the pool of conscripts, it wasn’t uncommon to find German boys as young as 12 or 14 on the frontlines. Levern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. 4 April 1945.  

Allied Swazi soliders of the 1991st Swaziland Pioneer Company wait to board landing craft in Sicily before sailing for Anzio. The unit of recruits from Swaziland was responsible for creating smokescreens over the Allied amphibious invasion (Operation Shingle) landing areas on the Italian mainland during the Battle of Anzio of the Italian Campaign. Castellammare del Golfo, Province of Trapani, Sicily, Italy. January 1944.


"The military is divided into three divisions: the Survey Corps, which explores outside human territory to hostile areas in a bid for expansion; the Garrison, which patrols and maintains the Walls, keeping Titans out and acting as the first to engage the Titans if the gate is destroyed; and the Military Police, the top-ranking soldiers who serve as the personal guards for the king and maintain order within the Walls.”