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Children climb up to reach the chocolate ration proffered by the jeep driver, Dinard, France, 1944, Lee Miller.

People wading through a sea of ticker tape in the aftermath of an exhuberant VJ Day celebration in the garment district. New York, August 14, 1945. (Alfred Eisenstaedt - LIFE Images.)

Women Marines learning how to rig parachutes at the training school at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in 1942. From left to right: Private Marion I. Chadwick, Private Jessie O. Young, and Private Marjorie N. Barrett.

Marines warm coffee at a Japanese sulphur pit in February 1945. Pipe was used in Japanese steam bath. Left to right, Cpl Roy F. Webster and Sgt DeWaine J. Fish – both from 2d Bn 26th Marines.

Dressed in a U.S. Army Air Force uniform, Dietrich waits to entertain American troops in France on June 10, 1944, four days after the Normandy invasion.

Actress Bette Davis and group watches village fighting demonstration at Fort Benning, Georgia on October 6, 1944.

Enemy overhead: Winston Churchill and his daughter Mary scan the skies above southern England

A Frenchwoman exclaims to her neighbor and to an American soldier: "Tout Belfort est libre!" (All Belfort is liberated). November 25, 1944.

Army Nurse 2nd Lt. Ruth E. Allair learns how to pitch horseshoes ~

Sudeten Germans make their way to the railway station in Liberec, in former Czechoslovakia, to be transferred to Germany in this July, 1946 photo. After the end of the war, millions of German nationals and ethnic Germans were forcibly expelled from both territory Germany had annexed, and formerly German lands that were transferred to Poland and the Soviet Union. The estimated numbers of Germans involved ranges from 12 to 14 million, with a further estimate of between 500,000 and 2 million ...

WAVES are learning the protocol for wearing the white uniform, which most hadn’t had or needed before heading to Hawaii. It dates from January 8, 1945~

WAC Technician (T/5) Eunice H. Onsrud of Madison, Wisconsin, is shown with the new WAC field uniform which included field boots, wool trousers and wool shirt. Onsrud served with the WAC 6669th Headquarters Platoon supporting the Fifth Army somewhere in the Sparanise area, Italy ~

Red Cross workers with an English Bull Terrier during WW2. More photos from animals and their owners during WW2: littlemissbamboo.... ~

Clark Gable with an 8th Air Force B-17 in England, in 1943 ~

Lyn Crost Stern. A reporter for the Associated Press in Washington, D.C., Ms. Crost was hired by the Honolulu Star Bulletin in December 1944 as its European war correspondent to cover the 100th, 442nd and other soldiers from Hawaii who were fighting in Europe. She wrote, not about the battles, but about the soldiers – their feelings, spirit, and closeness as a unit. Her book was published in 1994 ~

1st Lt. Louise Wasson caring for her patient ~

Lt. Andrew S. Horton & Lt. Mary L. Ellis, an Army nurse, chatting aboard a troop transport ship ~

WW II Philippine Evac Hospital, 1944 ~

Army Nurses Washing Up in River. Somewhere on Bataan, 1942 ~

Female Hungarian freedom fighter smiles at the photographer during fighting in Budapest against invading Soviet forces, Hungarian Uprising, Nov 1956. She is armed with Soviet SMG. Despite heroic efforts by Hungarian fighters, the uprising was defeated forcing thousands to cross the border into Austria in order to avoid capture and almost certain execution.

Members of the ATS, all at sea

Edna and fellow Nurse Bertha Moore 'looting' the local goodies in Grünstadt, Germany ~