The men who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima.

The men who raised the flag on Iwo Jima in Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo from 1945 This was the second flag raising.the first time, the flag was too small. Charles Lindberg helped raise the first flag.

USS Indianapolis

USS Indianapolis - Survivors in shark infested waters. Only 321 survived of the approximately 900 men who went into water. Many died from shark attacks. My brother-in-law's grandfather was one of the survivors.

Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941.

The beginning: Pearl Harbor (18 HQ Photos)

The wrecked destroyers USS Downes and USS Cassin in Drydock One at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, soon after the end of the Japanese air attack. Cassin has capsized against Downes.

WWI, French Red Cross dog with gas mask, 1917

WWI, French Red Cross dog with gas mask, 1917 - Dogs had a vital part to play in World War One.

The King and Queen stand amid the bomb damage at Buckingham Palace during WWII. The Palace was a deliberate target for the Luftwaffe as their High Command felt that the destruction of the Royal Palace would demoralize the nation.  But it had the opposite effect and the Queen was famously to utter "I'm glad we have been bombed. Now I can look the East End in the face."

10 September The King and Queen stand amid bomb damage at Buckingham Palace. "I'm glad we have been bombed," said The Queen. "Now I can look the East End in the face.

The King and Queen stand amid the bomb damage at Buckingham Palace during WWII. The Palace was a deliberate target for the Luftwaffe as their High Command felt that the destruction of the Royal Palace would demoralize the nation.  But it had the opposite effect and the Queen was famously to utter "I'm glad we have been bombed. Now I can look the East End in the face."

10 September The King and Queen stand amid bomb damage at Buckingham Palace. "I'm glad we have been bombed," said The Queen. "Now I can look the East End in the face.

An armoured train with artillery and anti aircraft guns – operated by the Germans in the occupied territories of the East during 1942.

1942 - An armoured train with artillery and anti aircraft guns – operated by the Germans in the occupied territories of the East.

Paris,1944.  American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris liberating the French capital from Nazi control.

American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris liberating the French capital from Nazi control. (Also see: World War II/History In Pictures)

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