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March 1943. More Marceline, Missouri. "A dispatcher at work in the Atchison, Topeka Santa Fe Railroad offices."

A survivor stands next to the barbed wire fence of the Buchenwald concentration camp following liberation.

Sgt. Harry Ettlinger (right) and Lt. Dale Ford were among the Monuments Men who, in 1945, helped repatriate a Rembrandt found among a trove of art in a German salt mine.

On 18th August 1944, just a week before the liberation of Paris, Robert Capa, who photographed this confronting image, was in Chartres, where a young women who bore a child to a German soldier was shaved bald by a mob, who paraded her through the town with her three-month old child. Back in 1941, 19-year old Simone Touseau had fallen in love with Erich, a German soldier. Erich was eventually transferred to the Eastern Front, and invalided back to his native Bavaria.

The underground tunnel at Terezin Concentration Camp, NW Czechoslavakia.

25th August 1944: A group of French teenage girls hugs a soldier during the liberation of Paris, France, from German occupation during World War II. The soldier is smiling and holding his rifle.

Walter Ehlers, Medal of Honor winner, died on February 20, 2014 at the age of 94. He was one of only 12 men to receive a medal for his bravery during the Normandy invasion - and he was the last.

Henri Cartier-Bresson - Mother and son, separated by the war are reunited in New York, 1946. S)

Allied servicemen stop to hand out sweets to Dutch children during the Allied liberation of the Netherlands, summer 1944. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1797 - The Road To Victory: Front Line Children - pub. 9th September 1944 (Photo by Leonard McCombe/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

People took to the streets to celebrate the peace. With the announcement of VE-Day (Victory in Europe) on 7/8th May 1945, and VJ-Day (Victor...

August 1940. "Old house in Upper Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania. In the background is East Mauch Chunk." Photo by Jack Delano

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. President (1933-1945), ca. 1942

French prisoner at Nordhausen Concentration camp amid prison rubble waiting for an ambulance to take him to a hospital after liberation by First U.S. Army on April 11, 1945.

Simon Wiesenthal and his wife. They lost 89 members in their family in the Holocaust. They eventually reunited in 1945 where they lived a long life. Cyla passed away in 2003 and Simon passed away in 2005. He became the famous Nazi Hunter, helping to capture Adolph Eichmann.

vintage designer 1948 advertisement pink gloves by FrenchFrouFrou, $12.95

People at entrance of a public shelter watch enemy planes during a daytime raid in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1940. (George Rodger)

‘Trümmerfrau (literally translated as ruins woman or rubble woman) is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities of Germany and Austria. Between 1945 and 1946, the Allied powers, in both West Germany and East Germany, ordered all women between 15 and 50 years of age to participate in the postwar cleanup.’

A London policeman gives tea to a homeless man after a V1 attack that killed his wife, and destroyed his home. 1944

Beautiful British airman, WWII

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Admiral Raymond A. Spruance. Commander of two of the most significant battles of the war, Battle of Midway and the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

A Boeing worker assembles wires used in panels put into new airplanes. Seattle, Washington State, USA. 1942.

June 1943. Washington, D.C. "Muriel Pare, a switching clerk at the Western Union telegraph office." Old-school texting, shot by Esther Bubley.


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