Sniper Maria Kuvshinova smiles at the photographer while clasping her Mosin Nagant sniper rifle. With several dozens confirmed kills of enemy soldiers and officers, Kuvshinova earned the Order of Glory of the USSR, third class. May 1944.

An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.

In May 1942, Lieutenant Pavlichenko was cited by the Southern Army Council for killing 257 German soldiers. Her total confirmed kills during World War II was the total of 309, including 36 enemy snipers.

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