During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.
WW2 ¥ (1940s) Paratroopers over Moscow.
Children in bomb shelter, England, 1940-41
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Notre Dame de Cenilly, France - A French farmer offers cider to American soldiers - 28 July 1944
Photo: Paratroopers of the U.S. 1st Airborne Division land near Wesel, Germany on March 24, 1945.