During the final days of the war, a platoon of machine gunners enters a Leipzig building, looking for positions to cover the points of fire that will be followed by another U.S. advancing across the bridge. Will protect infantry infantrymen.
After two members of the platoon found an open balcony, commanding an unobstructed view of the bridge, they set up their guns. For some time one soldier pointed the gun, while the other fed him.
Then one cop went in and another fired a single smoking gun. Absorbed in reloading it, a German sniper bullet from the street pierced his forehead. He fell to the floor, died.
War photographer Robert Capa climbed into the flat through a balcony window to photograph the dead man, lying in the open door, with a looted Luftwaffe sheepskin helmet on his head.