Greek Army soldiers use a rangefinder to target invading enemy Italian positions in the Pindus mountain range during the Greco-Italian War. The conflict began in October 1940 and marked the beginning of the Balkans Campaign. The initial Greek counteroffensive was the first successful land campaign against the Axis Powers during the war. The Italian retreat and the Greek forces push well into Italian-occupied Albania forced the Germans to intervene on Italy’s behalf, resulting in the Battle of Greece in April 1941. Pindus mountain range, Epirus Region, Greece. November 1940.
German anti-aircraft gunners watch the skies for enemy Soviet aircraft atop a camouflaged Sd.Kfz. 7 half-track medium towing vehicle mounted with a 2 cm Flakvierling 38 anti-aircraft gun (Flugabwehrkanone 30) just prior to the Battle of Kursk. July 1943.