Hans Otto Fausten in 1943. He fought on the Russian front and lost a leg there." I was a good soldier", he says today. "I see today that because of that, I was merely a good tool for an unbelievably criminal regime." Read his story at http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/reminiscences-of-a-german-world-war-ii-veteran-a-891462-2.html
The Second Sino-Japanese War was complicated by its overlap with China's own internal civil war and the larger World War II. These two Chinese men knelt before their execution by Chinese soldiers during the Chinese civil war.