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    Our good man Saddam at the moment of capture by US troops, Dec 2003. How the mighty (and bloody) fall...

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    vietnam 1968

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    Toni Frissell: Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945

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    Confederate fort in front of Atlanta. It was taken in 1864 by George Barnard.

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    Berlin Blockade and the Berlin Airlift

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    Captain Samuel J. Richardson, commander of Company F, 2nd Texas Cavalry (2nd Mounted Rifles) wearing leopard skin pants during the American Civil War.

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    Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt Fishing at Camp David - 1943

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    General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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    Police operation in the Lublin Ghetto, December 1940. The police troops descend into one of the secret vaults below the ghetto in search of hidden assets of the Jewish community. This is still the beginning and the Germans are fresh and polished. Note the ceremonial dagger carried by the officer in the foreground. Ceremonial weapons were rarely carried during "Aktionen" (ops against the Jews and other 'undesirables').

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    Communications before computers - World War I

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    A survivor of German submarine U-175 is led below decks by crew members of USS Dwain, April 10, 1943.

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    Wartime Rationing in the 1940's

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    Bergen-Belsen. The infamous concentration camp close to Bergen-Hohne. Warning, Graphic Photos.

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    Civil War Music

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    The Battle of the Bulge: Jan. 1, 1945. Victory for the allied forces came at a heavy price: Nearly 20,000 Americans were killed and tens of thousands more were wounded, missing, or captured. For American forces, the Bulge was the single bloodiest battle of World War II. Here, soldiers tend to the wounded in the Ardennes.

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    Grumman F6F Hellcat

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    William Harvey Carney was an African American soldier during the American Civil War who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Fort Wagner. Carney, once a slave, escaped through the underground railroad in Norfolk, VA.

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    civil war soldier in profile

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    shelter in Andersonville,

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    Born and raised in New York City, as an adult John Hill Hewitt (1801-1890) moved to Augusta, Georgia and later embraced the Confederacy.  Too old to fight, Hewitt instead wrote many patriotic and romanticized tunes among his more than 300 songs, including...

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    One scene that greeted the liberators of Bergen-Belsen.

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    American Airman Bill Robinson being guarded by an NVA soldier following his capture on September 20, 1965; his helicopter was shot down and the crew was taken to the Hanoi Hilton. He became the longest-held POW in American history after spending more than seven years in captivity - he was released from the Hanoi Hilton in February of 1973.

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