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Air raid drill (1940)

Manchester Christmas Blitz 1940 by Greater Manchester Police

Here's a Normandy Beach landing photo they don't show you in textbooks. Brave women of the Red Cross arriving in 1944 to help the injured troops. Bad ass. -- DoSomething

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Christmas in an air raid shelter, 1940

Air raid shelter

WORLD WAR II: BOMB SHELTER. A woman kneeling beside a girl in a bunk bed in a bomb shelter located in a subway tunnel beneath London, England, 1940-45, during World War II. Photographed by Tony Frissell.

African-American soldier with a German child on his knee, Munich, 1945, (b/w photo)

Arguably the first and greatest gunfighter of the Old West, Wild Bill Hickok wears his own clothing in this 1865-66 photo, not a stage costume, like he wore in most of his photos.

Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis. In the doorway is the table on which the surrender of General Robert E. Lee was signed. Photo taken in 1865.

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Saying goodbye (Vancouver, 1940)

Mothers and babies sheltering from the blitz - babies top shelf

A rescue worker comforting a very small child amid air raid damage

Cupboard air raid shelter at a day nursery in the East End of London

1940's Home on Leave

A family goes into an Anderson air raid shelter in their garden, 1939. Each person carries a gas mask in a little box.

WWII -- original caption: "Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old Negro American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first Negro woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol."

What "Keep Calm and Carry On" looks like. London during the Blitz, 1940

D-Day Omaha Beach - June 6, 1944.

The last boat accepted at Ellis Island - 1950 - photo by Ernst Haas