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    The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him.


    The Liberation of Rome

    1943 Life Magazine - Women Air Force Pilots

    Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) in February 1945 at the age of 19. She trained as a driver and mechanic, although She slept at home rather than in barracks with Her fellow recruits. The Princess reached the rank of Junior Commander.

    German prisoners at the Anzio beachhead below Rome, soon to be sent to prison camps. February 1944.

    Zelezny Street; Jews being moved to the Warsaw ghetto, September-October 1940. The Warsaw Ghetto was sealed on the 16th of November 1940

    “An eighteen year old boy is carried into the shock ward, and he looks up at my trustingly asking, “How am I doing, nurse?” I just kiss his forehead and say, “You are doing just fine soldier.” He smiles sweetly and says, “I was just checking,” Then he dies. We all cry in private. But not in front of the boys. Never in front of the boys.” - June Wandrey, WWII in HD

    The Siegfried Line

    101st Airborne

    Mildred Elizabeth Gillars a.k.a "Axis Sally," a German American who broadcast propaganda from Berlin. She was convicted of treason in 1949, was released on parole in 1961, and died in 1988.

    "Moving up through Prato, Italy, men of the 370th Infantry Regiment, have yet to climb the mountain which lies ahead." Bull, April 9, 1945.

    Sailor Kisses Girl Goodbye during WWII - BE070125 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis

    3/12/1941- Picture shows a woman (Martha O'Driscoll) Kissing a soldier good-bye before leaving for WWII. She is being held up by another soldier and kissing a boy through the back of a truck.


    An emaciated 18-year-old Russian girl looks into the camera lens during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in 1945. Dachau was the first German concentration camp, opened in 1933. More than 200,000 people were detained between 1933 and 1945, and 31,591 deaths were declared, most from disease, malnutrition and suicide. Unlike Auschwitz, Dachau was not explicitly an extermination camp, but conditions were so horrific that hundreds died every week.

    Hideki Tōjō (30 December 1884 – 23 December 1948) was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), the leader of the Taisei Yokusankai, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II, from 17 October 1941 to 22 July 1944.

    A milkman delivering on a London street devastated during a German bombing raid. 1940.

    Perfect history lesson. Amazing

    "Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Looking at this picture from the comfortable distance of 70 years, it may seem a petty degradation to make the guards crawl like this. Yet, in the direct aftermath of torment and debasement, the human instinct for retribution is strong. The first bond broken for the liberated was to see their tormenters reduced to harmless, pitiful captives."

    Mohawks as worn by WWII US Paratroopers; photo taken in France, March 23, 1945.

    Battle of the Bulge December 1944 - US POWs

    The Tuskegee Airmen

    Japanese soldiers being taken prisoner after hiding for 20 days-or so in the caves on Iwo Jima

    Captured American Airman - HU017017 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. A blindfolded American military pilot is escorted from a plane, possibly to his own execution, by two Japanese soldiers. The unidentified pilot may have been taken prisoner during the 1942 Doolittle raids over Tokyo. The Japanese declared that any pilot shot down over Japan during this raid would be executed.