World War II
Destroyed VW beetle
A column of Amerifcan medical vehicles inches toward Rome. Over the course of the campaign, hundreds of thousands of soldiers were wounded i...
Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty, Images Not published in LIFE. American troops rest in a courtyard during the drive towards Rome, World War II.
The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945. Queen Elizabeth joined the war effort as a troopship in 1940. Her high speed allowed her to travel without escort as she could outrun U-boats easily. In the five years of troopship service, she carried 750,000 troops and covered half a million miles.
The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WWII, 1945.
Fred Ramage / Keystone Features via Getty Images, fileThe ruins of the famous Tauenzien Strasse and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin on July 20, 1945, following Hitler's defeat in World War II.