British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

The H.L. Hunley Civil War submarine unveiled for first time, 12 January 2012, Charleston, SC.

The H.L. Hunley Civil War submarine unveiled for first time, 12 January 2012, Charleston, SC.

Vietnam veteran watching the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day parade in 1976.  This photograph won a Pulitzer Prize.

Vietnam veteran watching the Chattanooga Armed Forces Day parade in 1976. This photograph won a Pulitzer Prize.

Schwerer Gustav was one of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns.  It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery.  The gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 29 miles.  It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece. #WWII #War

11 Jaw-dropping Weapons From World War II You Probably Never Heard Of

Schwerer Gustav was one of two German 80 cm K (E) ultra-heavy railway guns. It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery. The gun weighed nearly 1,350 tonnes and could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 29 miles. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece. #WWII #War

The USS Torsk (SS-423) is docked at the Baltimore Maritime Museum and is one of two Tench Class submarines still located inside the United States. It is nicknamed the "Galloping Ghost of the Japanese Coast." In 1945, Torsk made two war patrols off Japan, sinking one cargo vessel and two coastal defense frigates. The latter of these, torpedoed on 14 August 1945, was the last enemy ship sunk by the U.S. Navy in World War II.

The USS Torsk (SS-423) is docked at the Baltimore Maritime Museum and is one of two Tench Class submarines still located inside the United States. It is nicknamed the "Galloping Ghost of the Japanese Coast." In 1945, Torsk made two war patrols off Japan, sinking one cargo vessel and two coastal defense frigates. The latter of these, torpedoed on 14 August 1945, was the last enemy ship sunk by the U.S. Navy in World War II.

The first Nazi General to be executed, Anton Dostler, is tied to a post in Aversa to face a US Army firing squad. He was tried by an American military tribunal for the summary shooting of 15 prisoners while serving as the General Commanding the 75th German Army Corps. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1945

The first Nazi General to be executed, Anton Dostler, is tied to a post in Aversa to face a US Army firing squad. He was tried by an American military tribunal for the summary shooting of 15 prisoners while serving as the General Commanding the 75th German Army Corps. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1945

The Tiger '205' of SS-Obersturmführer Michael Wittmann, on it’s way from the north of France to Normandy. #WorldWar2 #Tanks

The Tiger '205' of SS-Obersturmführer Michael Wittmann, on it’s way from the north of France to Normandy. #WorldWar2 #Tanks

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