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First pictures of the Japanese occupation of Peiping (Beijing) in China, on August 13, 1937. Under the banner of the rising sun, Japanese troops are shown passing from the Chinese City of Peiping into the Tartar City through Chen-men, the main gate leading onward to the palaces in the Forbidden City.

Chaing Kai-Shek (L) and Mao Tse-Tung (R) pose for an official photo in the WWII years when both shared the Japanese as a common enemy. After the defeat of Japan, the two men waged a civil war for control of China. Mao's Red Army pushed Chang's KMT out of mainland China to Taiwan.

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Portland, Maine - because a few stateside locations are important too, I mainly want to adventure the smaller cities. Deal? Northern New England is amazing in the fall........

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1894 – 12 October 1961) was one of the only two black military pilots in World War I and warded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honor. Born in Columbus, Georgia, he traveled to Paris and decided to stay at the outbreak of the war in 1914, enlisting for service with the French Foreign Legion. It was at Verdun in 1916 that he was wounded while flying with the Lafayette Flying Corps and awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service.

Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1985-083-11, Anschluss Österreich, Innsbruck - Causes of World War II - Cheering crowds greet the Nazis in Innsbruck

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Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

Lieutenant General Claire Lee Chennault was an American military aviator. A contentious officer, he was a fierce advocate of "pursuit" or fighter-interceptor aircraft during the 1930s when the U.S. Army Air Corps was focused primarily on high-altitude bombardment. Chennault retired in 1937, went to work as an aviation trainer and adviser in China, and commanded the "Flying Tigers" during World War II, both the volunteer group and the uniformed units that replaced it in 1942.