The trumpet players spur the troops on
Col. Sanchez, 3d Mechanized Division, shortly before receiving sniper fire from a hill to the left.
A spy, cunningly camouflaged as an infant, calls in artillery fires using a radio disguised as a children's sucking toy. Such deviousness!
Standard Bearers of 15th Infantry battalion leading troops to the slaughter.
The troops are forced to pretend merryment before going into action. Shocking.
International Red Cross Observers, in a lull in the hostilities.
Women, who are also conscripted, advancing towards the front.
The son of the Generalissimo with his girlfriend. Note that smug grin as he confidently surveys the troops.
Troops from other nations are press-ganged into service. Here a Foreign Legion soldier reaches for a hand granade from the pouch of her brother in arms.
A child soldier moments before firing at a sniper on a roof.
Children are indoctrinated through strenous excercise.
The same child soldier, aghast at realizing he's just killed a man for the first time. The experience will probably scar him for life.
The band eggs instills the troops the courage to advance in the face of enemy opposition.
A female officer from the 227th tank battalion surveys the battlefield dismounted.
Capt. Rodriguez giving orders to a 2lt.
An officer records staged statements of happiness of going into war from the children, they will later be used to indoctrinate those who follow them.
Sgt. Garcia, from Bravo Company, 46th Naval Infantry regiment spearheading the advance, moments before receiving shrapnel from an air-bust shell.
Irregular forces engage the troops from the windows in a street by street melee.
Not even chemical weapons are off limits. Here an infiltrator releases a compund that in sufficient quantities could prove fatal by making people slip.