“Siege of Warsaw by German forces in September of 1939. Nurses care for infants in a makeshift maternity ward in besieged Warsaw. During bombardment, the hospital moved all new babies and their mothers down to the basement. The doctor in charge stands in the background. Some women are still in labor. Some of their babies barely recovered from the rigor of childbirth, were hit by shell fragments, but were pulled through by the doctors. Some did not survive.” Julian Bryan. 1939.
Battle of the Masurian Lakes, also known as the Winter Battle of the Masurian Lakes, was the northern part of the Central Powers’ offensive on the Eastern Front in the winter of 1915. The offensive was intended to advance beyond the Vistula River and perhaps knock Russia out of the war.