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May 7, 1942: During the Battle of the Coral Sea, United States Navy aircraft carrier aircraft attack and sink the Japanese Imperial Navy light aircraft carrier Shōhō. The battle marks the first time in the naval history that two enemy fleets fight without visual contact between warring ships. Pictured here: Douglas TBD Devastator
The crews of two Soviet Br-5 heavy mortars (280-mm) prepare to open fire somewhere on the Eastern Front. This was the heaviest Soviet field piece. The Br-5 was one of the most crucial weapons during the Battle of Berlin. Its 168-kg HE shell would create 10-meter wide craters upon impact, with a zone of devastation out to 100 m.The weapon had low rate of fire due to barrel overheating.
COWGIRL WANNABEES are everywhere! Taken in The Fancy Dress Studio at 37 Oxford Street, London, which provided the costumes for its sitters. I believe the horse has had the benefit of taxidermy... See two other shots with similar contents.