World War II

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Allied landings in North Africa (Operation ‘Torch’). This photo shows American troops on board a landing craft heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation 'Torch', November 1942

D-Day: Most were just kids...

Colonel James Stewart (yes the Hollywood actor) receives the Croix de Guerre from the French government for his military service in Europe. He served with the US Army Air Force rfom Classic Hollywood, Old Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Hollywood Actor, Kings & Queens, Charming Man, Fighter Pilot, Interesting History, Military History
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Have you ever seen a more charming man than Jimmy Stewart? No. I didn’t think so. Not only a wonderful actor, known for his roles in such classics as It’s a Wonderful Life and Mr. Smith Goes to...

An elderly Italian woman kissing an American soldier on the liberation of Rome.

Once Upon a Time in War

War is a horribly fascinating thing, however much man may hate it.

[Photo] US Marine greeting a civilian woman, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Okinawa Photos

The following are photos from the Battle of Okinawa from the museum's collection. Narrow Escape (3 May 1945). Photographed at Guam, Army Nurse First Lieutenant Mary Jensen of San Diego, California, looks up through the hole in the concrete and steel deck of the Navy hospital ship Comfort, punctured when a Japanese suicide pilot dive-crashed into the ship off Okinawa with his bomb-laden plane. Nurse Jensen, who had stepped out of the main surgery supply room less than one minute before it was…

Bayonet Practice The Japanese Imperial Army gained an infamous reputation of absolute brutality at the end of World War II when the scope of their war crimes was uncovered. With a group of captured Chinese soldiers being used for bayonet practice Nanjing, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Nanking Massacre, Imperial Army, Iwo Jima, Pearl Harbor, World History, Military History

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amightydirge: “ gunrunnerhell: “ Bayonet Practice The Japanese Imperial Army gained a infamous reputation of absolute brutality at the end of World War II when the scope of their war crimes was...

Belgian Girl Receives Purple Heart (by England) Chief Machinist James L. Trammell, USN, Beaumont, Texas presents his own Purple Heart (which he earned when he suffered wounds from a German 88 millimeter shell near Geilenkirchen) to Rosa De Greief. Ardennes, Thing 1, Humanity Restored, Interesting History, Faith In Humanity, Military History, Vintage Photographs, Armed Forces, World War Ii

Belgian Girl Receives Purple Heart

Chief Machinist James L. Trammell, USN, Beaumont, Texas presents his own Purple Heart (which he earned when he suffered wounds from a German 88 millimeter shell near Geilenkirchen) to Rosa De Greief whose life he saved when he rescued her from her bomb wrecked home in which her mother and sister perished. March 29 1945

Winston Churchill visiting the ruins of Coventry Cathedral after the Coventry Blitz of World War II Winston Churchill, Churchill Quotes, Coventry Blitz, Prime Minister Of England, Luftwaffe, Coventry Cathedral, The Blitz, Battle Of Britain, Jolie Photo
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Reminds me of my brother. Much-inked American sailor having another tattoo done by a shipmate aboard the battleship USS New Jersey during WWII. Date taken: December 1944 Photographer: Charles Fenno Jacobs

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Sailor getting tattooed aboard the USS New Jersey, December 1944.

 Mary Couchman, a warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded.

World War II: The Battle of Britain

Part 4 of a weekly 20-part retrospective of World War II

World War 2 photos - The frozen corpses of nazi soldiers from the German Wehrmacht who were killed in the Battle of Stalingrad.

Eastern Front: A German for whom the war has ended did not even have the time to hit the ground; he froze in mid air in temperatures reaching minus 40 degrees Celsius.

WWII Burial at sea aboard USS Hancock for those killed by Japanese kamikaze attack two days prior, off Okinawa, Japan, 9 Apr Uss Hancock, Uss Yorktown, Brave, Mystery Of History, United States Navy, Pearl Harbor, World War Two, Historical Photos, Wwii
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[Photo] Burial at sea aboard USS Hancock for those killed by Japanese special attack two days prior, off Okinawa, Japan, 9 Apr 1945

[Photo] Burial at sea aboard USS Hancock for those killed by Japanese special attack two days prior, off Okinawa, Japan, 9 Apr 1945 | World War II Database

The US Marine Corps at Iwo Jima - "The Marines would advance when the fire was relatively light, trying to take Japanese positions before another artillery barrage." - Photo: US Marine Corps

Determination written on their countenances, Marines start the drive to the interior of Iwo Jima. Running at a crouch, they dart across the table-land in the shadow of Mount Suribachi, taking advantage of the scant protection offered by small rises in the volcanic island. Feb. 1945

American prisoners of war during the Bataan Death March. A forcible transfer of POW’s by the Japanese from Bataan to Cabanatuan, Luzon, Philippines, May/June

These prisoners were photographed along the Bataan Death March in April of 1942. They have their hands tied behind their backs. The estimates of the number of deaths that occurred along the march vary quite a bit, but some 5,000 to 10,000 Filipino and 600 to 650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell. Thousands more would die in poor conditions at the camp in the following weeks.

Greyhound: On the Road through WWII and Beyond - Wartime Greyhound route maps featured handy guides to help customers identify army and navy personnel by rank : gautierandcharles

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The mystery thriller WINTER KILLS starring Jeff Bridges, John Huston and Anthony Perkins has been released on DVD and Blu-ray. Famous Veterans, John Huston, In Harm's Way, Old Movie Stars, Famous Celebrities, Celebs, Mystery Thriller, Film Director, Hollywood Stars

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John Huston in Winter Kills (1979)