The 10 Most Powerful and Emotional War Photographs Ever Taken

Memorial Day is a meaningful time when we come together and remember the heroes who have died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Here are some of the most powerful and emotional photographs ever taken during war. These special photographs have moved me so deeply. I think it is because when we talk about war, the first thing that comes to mind is hatred, sadness and darkness, but these images showcase a completely different side of these hard times of war; times when emotions like LOVE AND KINDNESS (and not hatred) were at peak. Through these images you will observe that humans we are truly incredible creatures.

enhanced-buzz-wide-18269-1403880884-19A British soldier pays his respects at the grave of a colleague near Cape Helles, where the Gallipoli landings took place in 1915.

8d5c9d563d6dfa73968f4f06b2331d08World War II stray dog comforts wounded soldier on Dday Beach original press photograph. “(Dday is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. The most known Dday is June 6, 1944—the day of the Normandy landings—initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II.” Wikipedia)

8426f210284ef7a08e9494e60efa2df5An American G.I. tends to the wounds of a young German soldier while waiting for the arrival of a medic in 1944.

most-powerful-photograph (27).preview17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.

powerful-photos-9Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months

powerful-photos-18“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940. A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother’s hand to reach out for his father.

ec5272a8c2974bc3d03c5e4936a1fb8a_970xSimple mind, simple pleasures. Our American soldiers find a moment of peace.

powerful-photos-24Moments before war. Russian Soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943.

enhanced-buzz-wide-26711-1366217555-14A sergeant of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps bandages the wounded ear of a dog in 1944

enhanced-buzz-wide-18252-1366131028-17During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers play a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches.

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  1. Hi there! I really love this list but I would just like to point out, for the benefit for everyone learning, that although there was a Christmas truce there is no evidence on a football match, although many wanted to play. This photo is actually British troops training in Salonika, Greece. This is not hate I just wanted people to learn correctly.

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