world war 2 in colour

Amongst the sunflowers, a destroyed Russian T-26 tank on the eastern front during Operation Barbarossa. Circa late summertime of 1941.

Published originally in the British wartime magazine Illustrated - 24 February 1945, the caption read: ‘Pilots on board HMS Indomitable sit around in front of the pom pom waiting for their next sortie against Jap fighters or shore installations on occupied Sumatra’.