The past hundred years have been rife with conflict and war on a global scale. The development of photography and photojournalism over the years have brought to light not only the realities of the front lines but the devastating after-effects of conflict.
These photos show just how much warfare has changed over the years, yet how the end result remains the same.
This first image really made me think.
This image shows the faces of German prisoners of war, captured by Americans, watching a film about a concentration camp. We’re conditioned to think of all German soldiers who fought in WWII as evil Nazis who willingly took part in Hitler’s quest for domination. In reality, many were foot soldiers fighting for their country, who were horrified to see what their top brass had been up to.