Nagasaki, September, 1945.
Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev was a Soviet sniper during World War II, notable particularly for his activities between November 10 and December 17, 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad.
This picture shows a Soviet Soldier waving a red flag after defeating the German forces for the Battle of Stalingrad. The Battle of Stalingrad was perhaps the most brutal of them all as it had no regard for civilian life. The battle between the Soviet Union and Germany meant that there was a war on two fronts and that the German forces were now weaker. The German forces suffered great casualties in this battle leaving their army crippled, never able to rise to former strength.
"At the height of World War II, only a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill began an extraordinary visit, during which they made plans that would lead to the success of the Allied powers as well as to a continuing peace after the war ended." This is a very readable account that the whole family would enjoy. Find this book at lakenet.llcoop.org.
The USS Shaw explodes after being hit by bombs during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor The USS Arizona after the Japanese sneak attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Pearl Harbor Attacked: December 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.
Women firefighters after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
( 34) Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (pronounced /ˈaɪzənhaʊər/, EYE-zən-how-ər; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch in 1942–43. wem
Operation Torch, the assault of North Africa
Iowa Jima, my Granddad was there.
June 4, 1942: This dramatic photo taken by the Hornet's photographer Bill Gibson shows all fifteen aircraft of Torpedo Squadron 8 (VT-8 ) en route to the Battle of Midway, none of these planes returned and only one man, Ens. George H. Gay was rescued. Ens. Gay was the only American to witness the destruction of the Japanese Fleet during the battle. Several F-4F fighters from VF-8 can be seen above in the distance.
Flying dangerously close, a U.S. Navy photographer got this spectacular aerial view of a heavy Japanese cruiser of the Mogima class, demolished by Navy bombs, in the battle of Midway, in June of 1942. Armor plate, steel decks and superstructure are a tumbled mass.
USS Yorktown (CV-5) under attack by Japanese planes during the Battle of Midway (1942)
World War II in pictures: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign
The Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway, fought in June 1942, must be considered one of the most certain battles of World War Two. The Battle of Midway effectively destroyed Japan’s naval strength when the Americans destroyed four of its aircraft carriers. Japan’s navy never recovered from its destruction at Midway and it was on the defensive after this battle.
The city of Bastogne under siege of the Luftwaffe during the Battle of the Bulge