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On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a fine, sunny day, and I have to go."

The nurses behind the Nazi 'Super Race Children': Inside the Aryan breeding wards where boys and girls were given UV treatment if their hair turned brown

Nazi nurses who helped breed 'Super Race Children' | Mail Online

Tuskegee Air Women, 1940s. Assigned as weather observers and forecasters, cryptographers, radio operators, repairmen, sheet metal workers, parachute riggers, link trainer instructors, bombsite maintenance specialists, aerial photograph analysts and control tower operators in the Air Corps.

Columbus Bicentennial: Tuskegee Air Women

May 1944: The first wave of U.S. Infantrymen leave their higgins boats and race through the surf for the beach during the invasion of Wakde ...

The Pacific: Photos from 1941 to 1945

Quick meal, Eastern front, 1944.

A Band of Brothers – on the flip side. German soldiers in barracks on the Eastern Front during Operation Barbarossa, 1940.

World War II soldiers on Easter. These 53 Colorized Photos Will Change The Way You Look At History... Forever. [STORY]

"Will you do without an evening gown today for a wedding dress tomorrow?" #1940sfabricconservation #warbonds

British WWII propaganda poster depicting the RAF bombs landing on different German cities, "The RAF hits Germany where it hurts her most"

this is typical for an early 1940s wedding photo, i'm told -- the bride wearing her best dress rather than a traditional gown, as they were rushing to get married before the husband went off to war.

U.S. Army Sniper - France 1944 WW2 - 1903A4 rifle | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Soviet snipers 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bodies of the six Goebbels children, who were poisoned by their parents, Paul Joseph Goebbels, a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Magda. Their parents committed suicide after killing the children.

On this day, March 7th, 1936, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. This marks the beginning of the Nazi nightmare that swept Europe.

Triumph of Hitler: Nazis March into the Rhineland

Great Britain. H. M. Stationery Office. ‘Aircraft of the R. A. F.: some famous types - II’ (c. 1942)

At the end of the World War II, the largest part of the German armed forces under western Allied control was immediately demobilized. Here, German soldiers at the British No.14 Disbandment Control Unit at Eutin barracks are handing in all military equipment, insignia, and paperwork. Each soldier received the amount of 40 marks to help him with returning home.

Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

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German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in a stockade in Aversa, Italy, on December 1, 1945. The General, Commander of the 75th Army Corps, was sentenced to death by an United States Military Commission in Rome for having ordered the shooting of 15 unarmed American prisoners of war, in La Spezia, Italy, on March 26, 1944. #theAtlanticMonthly

World War II: After the War

1941 A teacher and her pupils have a lesson in a basement at Greek Road School in South East London. Although many schools were evacuated during the war, many chose to stay and 'make the best of it', converting cellars and basements into makeshift classrooms.


Soviet soldiers on the bank of the Songhua River in Harbin. The Japanese-occupied city was liberated by Soviet troops on August 20, 1945. Some 700,000 Soviet troops occupied Manchuria by the time Japan surrendered, (Yevgeny Khaldei/

World War II: The Fall of Imperial Japan

War Grave at Tyne Cot Cemetary, Belgium | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The famous World War II B-17 bomber "Swamp Ghost" arrived recently at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. It didn't fly in, however. It came by parts! It was lost in 1942 and rediscovered decades later in a swamp in Papua New Guinea.

James ‘Ginger’ Lacey brought down more German aircraft than anyone else during the Battle of Britain with a tally of 18. In July 1940 he was awarded a parachute and scarf in recognition of his actions in bringing down a Heinkel which had bombed Buckingham Palace. He is photographed wearing the parachute and scarf made specially for him. The scarf bore all the names of the workers in Australia who made the parachute for him.

Auschwitz, Poland

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Irmgard Huber, chief nurse at Hadamar Institute, poses in the corridor of the euthanasia facility. The euthanasia killings began in Aug 1939 with the murder of disabled infants and toddlers. In addition to the mentally and physically disabled, thousands of others met their end at Hadamar, including healthy Jewish Mischling children (the children of mixed marriages), tubercular Eastern European forced laborers (Ostarbeiter), German geriatric patients, and disabled German soldiers.