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  • Jim Campbell

    Dr. Franz Alfred Six (12 August 1909 in Mannheim - 9 July 1975 in Bolzano) was a Nazi official who rose to the rank of SS-Brigadeführer. He was appointed by Reinhard Heydrich to head department Amt VII, Written Records of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA). In 1940, he was appointed to direct state police operations in an occupied Great Britain following invasion.

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"You are now in Cologne. Compliments 1st Bn. 36 Armo Inf. Regt. Tex spearhead" (Cologne, Germany, 1945) Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

"What's your hurry? War wont be over till January" (Italy, 1944) Margaret Bourke-White—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Handicapped Soviet and Polish prisoners in front of a tank of the 11th Armored Division, US Third Army. This photograph was taken at the Mauthausen concentration camp immediately after liberation. Austria, May 5–7, 1945.

This is a sad memorial - In New York City, 1944, piles of Christmas packages meant for American Servicemen who have been listed as missing or killed in action build up and await a Return to Sender stamp.

A resident of the French city of Caen at the grave of Bombardier B/11631 Everitt Ivan Hill of the 2nd Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery who was killed in action on 18th July 1944. He was the son of Eli and Ethel Hill and the husband of Joan Hill, of Little Britain, Ontario and was aged 23. He is now laid to rest in grave VII. D. 2 in BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

US Army Rangers scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

An American of the 505th, 82nd US Airborne in Sainte Mere-Eglise, right after the Normandy Invasion

Normandy, 1944. An American medic from the 82nd US Airborne Div lights a cigarette for a wounded German prisoner.

Signal Corps photographer Sergeant Fred Bornet filming a town, Normandy, France, June 1944 (photo)

A Canadian soldier fixing up his bike; Normandy, France - 20 June 1944

Operation Overlord began on 6 June 1944. It involved 160 000 Allied troops at the Battle of Normandy and the D-Day Landings, and by August there were over 3 000 000 Allied troops in France.

The man in this 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 be allowed to say Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him pray and then killed him. Never forget.

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Woman starving to death in the Warsaw ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto: Tram with a Star turning from Leszno street into Karmelicka Street, Warsaw, Poland, 25 May 1941. (the pin via Stéphanie Tremblay • www.pinterest.com... )

Josef Mengele: Nazi doctor known as the Angel of Death, he performed horrific and pointless experiments on concentration camp inmates and managed to elude justice. || Josef Mengele (16 March 1911 – 7 February 1979), German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. - en.wikipedia.org/...

Mauthausen, Austria, Bodies of prisoners who committed suicide by touching the electrified fence.

Battle of the Bulge. Soldiers of US 1st Army hacking at frozen ground to dig foxholes near their machine gun position during a lull. At the end of the of the 41-day offensive, 19,000 American soldiers were dead. The British Army lost 1,400 lives. Total allied casualties are estimated at 110,000 - making it the bloodiest battle for American troops in all of World War II.

Enigma Machine - Enigma Machine During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet the Allies were eventually able to crack its code. By end of the war, 10 percent of all German Enigma communications were decoded at Bletchley Park, in England, on the world’s first electromagnetic computers.

Outside an air-raid shelter, London, June-July 1941, Robert Capa.

French resistance fighter rests at a barricade. Paris, August 1944.

Caption: "Members of the French Resistance stand armed behind a barricade during the Liberation of Paris from German forces. It is estimated that between 800 and 1,000 resistance fighters were killed during the battle, and another 1,500 were wounded before the Germans surrendered the city. Paris, Île-de-France, France. August 1944. Image taken by Robert Doisneau."

View of the ruins of the Palais de Justice in the town of St. Lo, France, summer 1944. The red metal frame in the foreground is what's left of an obliterated fire engine. Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Along the coast of France, June 1944. Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

An American tank crew takes a breather on the way through the town of Avranches, Normandy, summer 1944. Frank Scherschel—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images