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    The tsunami is Japan's worst disaster since the Second World War - and the images from its aftermath are chillingly similar to the scenes from Hiroshima 66 years earlier.

    A picture of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb hit on August 6 1945. Approximately 70 000 Japanase died instantly.



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    A battered German officer sits on the pavement during the Prague Uprising. The uprising was an attempt by the Czech Resistance to liberate the city of Prague from German occupation. Events began on 5 May 1945. The uprising continued until 8 May 1945, ending in a German victory and ceasefire. Victory though was short-lived.Τhe Soviet Army arrived in the city on 9 May 1945. Prague, Czechoslovakia (now, Czech Republic). 5 May 1945. Image taken by Zdeněk Tmej.

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    12 year old Helena Rabbie lies in bed in a newly liberated barracks at Bergen-Beslen concentration camp. Of the 22,000 women and 18,000 men rescued from the camp, 15,000 were suffering from Typhus. 1844 died of disease and malnutrition soon after liberation. Helena died eleven days after this picture was taken.

    August 6 1945. An atomic bomb explodes over Hiroshima, 150,000 people killed or injured. And no one's life will ever be the same again...

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

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    Exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. Every picture is a Holocaust victim...they extend beyond eyesight in both directions.

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    20 Rare Historical Photos

    A man begs forgiveness in the Chicago divorce court. 1948

    POLAND. 1948. Teresa, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of “home” on the blackboard.