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American soldier sleeping in a foxhole after a march through rugged mountain…

American soldier sleeping in a foxhole after a march through rugged mountain terrain, Minturno, Italy,

This German soldier carries the Sturmgewehr 44

This German soldier carries an StG considered to be the first assault rifle in the world but it came too late to affect the outcome of the war.

The Brandenburg Gate after the end of the Battle of Berlin, May 1945, photographed by a Russian pilot.

An aerial view of the Brandenburg Gate after the fighting cease, 1945

Hundreds of United States nurses underwent a toughening up course in preparation for the opening of the second front, where their job would be to follow the troops of liberation and establish hospital units. Lieutenant Louise Erman throwing her Ju-Jitsu instructor Major Strom during an unarmed combat class.

“ Lieutenant Louise Erman of the US Army Nurse Corps throwing her Ju-Jitsu instructor Major Strom during an unarmed combat class. ” The Army Nurses were put through rigiours training in preperation for the opening of the second front–Normandy–by the.

Members of the Nazi Youth participate in burning books, Buecherverbrennung, in Salzburg, Austria, on April 30, 1938. The public burning of books that were condemned as un-German, or Jewish-Marxist was a common activity in Nazi Germany.

Members of the Nazi Youth participate in burning books, Buecherverbrennung, in Salzburg, Austria. The public burning of books that were condemned as un-German, or Jewish-Marxist was a common activity in Nazi Germany.

Two Sailors celebrating the end of World War II.

Two sailors celebrating the end of World War II, (SJSU University Archives Photographic Collection) by Tyrone

Noor Inayat Khan - Muslim Woman, WW2 Secret Agent, radio operator in occupied…

One Woman, Many Surprises: Pacifist Muslim, British Spy, WWII Hero

Noor Inayat Khan - Muslim Woman, Secret Agent, radio operator in occupied…

Two US #Marines on #Peleliu, 1944

US Marines Stanley A. Parks (left) and Randolph Peters pose for the camera with the Flamethrower and a carbine, Peleliu, It's a strange feeling to think they probably knew my dad. The island is not that big and he served there in

On December 7, 1941, Japanese warplanes attack the home base of the U.S. Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, drawing the United States into World War II. More than 2,300 Americans are killed.

Attack on Pearl Harbor - Ruins of a aircraft rests near Hickam Field after the attack. Nearly half of the approximately 60 airplanes at Hickam Field had been destroyed or severely damaged.

Howard A. Wooten

Howard A. Graduated December 1944 from Air Corps School, Tuskegee, AL. December Pictures of World War II Pictures of African Americans During World War II > Army Air Forces US National Archives

"USS BUNKER HILL hit by two Kamikazes in 30 seconds on 11 May 1945 off Kyushu.

USS Bunker Hill hit by two Kamikazes in 30 seconds on 11 May 1945 /r/HistoryPorn. wallpaper/ background for iPad mini/ air/ 2 / pro/ laptop

Ilse Hirsch was a Nazi resistance fighter who played a key role in the…

Ilse Hirsch

Ilse Hirsch was a Nazi resistance fighter who played a key role in the assassination of Franz Oppenhoff in the later days of World War Two. Born in Hirsch joined the League of German Girls, part.