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    Evacuees from Arizona's Poston War Relocation Center stand in line before the departure station where they received ration books and bus tickets home in September of 1945. (NARA)

    Parisians run in the streets to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. 1945. Ralph Morse | LIFE

    In the doorway of her barrack apartment at this War Relocation Authority center for evacuees of Japanese ancestry. Manzanar, California, 1942. Photo by Clem Albers.

    Rationing in World War 2

    Wieners at War, 1943

    February, 1943. Catherine M. Rooney, 6th grade teacher instructs her pupils on how to use War Ration Book Two. During the war, many items were rationed because they were in short supply, and rationing avoided shortages, and made sure that not only the rich would be able to get essential goods.

    Woman's War Correspondent Uniform, US, 1945.

    Battle of Bulge (1944-1945) - supplies moving through Bastogne.

    Return of the Mona Lisa to the Louvre after the war (1945).

    Give a share, America ♦ WWII Christmas poster promoting the purchase of war bonds and stamps,1941

    Word War II. Liberation of Holland. Men decorating their houses before the arrival of the liberators. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 1945.

    Two children of the Mochida family awaiting a bus to take them to an internment camp in 1942

    Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. 2, 1945. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort From left to right are, kneeling: Pvt. Rose Stone; Pvt. Virginia Blake; and Pfc. Marie B. Gillisspie. Second row: Pvt. Genevieve Marshall; T/5 Fanny L. Talbert; and Cpl. Callie K. Smith. Third row: Pvt. Gladys Schuster Carter; T/4 Evelyn C. Martin; and Pfc. Theodora Palmer.

    WWII ration book

    Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943. (By Esther Bubley)

    AUG. 9, 1945 The exact moment of detonation at Nagasaki is captured in this remarkable photograph. Notice the three people in the foreground, as yet unaware that anything has happened. The destruction of Nagasaki followed that of Hiroshima by three days and compelled Japan to surrender, ending World War II.

    Oft forgotten heroines on WW2 -Lumberjills of The Women's Timber Corps. Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.

    Soon after liberation, surviving children of the Auschwitz camp walk out of the children's barracks. Poland, after January 27, 1945. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

    28 June 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife Sophie the day they were killed

    This WWII Works Progress Administration/Federal Arts Project poster from 1943 for the War Services of Louisiana warns people to be cautious in discussing the war effort: ''Censored.' Let's censor our conversation about the war.'

    Liberation of Paris, 1944