U.S. Army Pfc. Fred Linden of Detroit, MI, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, holding and talking to a young French boy following the liberation
World War II
Myth: American forces were filled with eager volunteers large part of the naive yet persistent American notion that World War II was “the good war” is the
Both during and soon after World War 1, politicians and pundits began referring to the devastating conflict as “the war to end all wars.” One
Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa is returned to the Louvre after WWII.
Wounded combat dog during action on the Orote Peninsula, 1944.
A German child meets her father, a WWII soldier, for the first time since she was 1 year old, 1956.
German soldiers react to footage of concentration camps, 1945.
A lone man refusing to do the Nazi salute, 1936
Jewish prisoners after being liberated from a death train, 1945.
Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII
One of the last pictures of Adolf Hitler (or the last)
German soldiers executing a smiling French resistance fighter
Picturing the area across Europe that saw fierce conflicts throughout the duration of the war, between September 1939 and May 1945. The day when Germany unconditionally
This gives a whole new meaning to being packed in like sardines.
This photo was taken in 1942, somewhere in the Volkhov area of Russia and shows a German soldier sharing bread with an orphaned boy.
During the Saipan battle of 1944, nearly 22,000 Japanese citizens lost their lives- many to suicide due to the Emperor’s command to kill themselves rather