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The evacuation of Dunkirk - 73 years on -


Six flight nurses from the 801st medical air evacuation transport squadron pose in an open airplane bay, circa 1944. All are wearing flight uniform coveralls. Pictured (clockwise from top-right) are: Terry Terrance, Loretta Ruggerio, Helen Hunter Weant, Kitty Lapan, unknown, and Cora Deffebaugh ~


OPERATION OVERLORD NORMANDY LANDINGS D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944 (AP 26063) The US 1st Army: Casualties of 4th US Infantry Division, attended by US Medical Corpsmen, await evacuation by the sea wall at 'Uncle Red' Beach, UTAH Area, on the morning of 6 June. The landings on UTAH were undertaken by the 7th US Corps under Lt General Collins, the assault being carried out by the 4th Infantry Division.


WW2 UK poster, urging mothers to not give in to the temptation to bring their evacuated children back to London. (Hitler is whispering in her ear, "Take them back! Take them back! Take them back!)


04 Jul 1968 -The Day my husband left Khe Sanh Jim Hennes Corpsman: Hotel Company, 2nd battalion, 26th marine regiment, 3rd Marine Division PHOTO: Khe Sanh, South Vietnam - The last contingent of Khe Sanh-based Marines prepares to board trucks for evacuation from this bastion July 4th. The Marines have now completely pulled out of this base after 77 days. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS


Young Evacuees 2nd September 1939: Schoolchildren crowd Ealing Broadway Station in London, some of the first youngsters to be evacuated to the country during World War II. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)


During the Blitz, many children were evacuated out of the cities to safer places in the country, these children here, from East London, seemed to be checking out their curious identification labels.


Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island in Middletown, PA. Text: On March 28, 1979, and for several days thereafter -- as a result of technical malfunctions and human error -- Three Mile Island's Unit 2 Nuclear Generating Station was the scene of the nation's worst commercial nuclear accident. Radiation was released, a part of the nuclear core was damaged, and thousands of residents evacuated the area. Events here would cause basic changes throughout the world's nuclear power industry.