Lt Colonel Fighting Jack Churchill, aka Mad Jack - fought throughout WW2 with a longbow and a broadsword. Seen here leading the troops at D Day.

Brave: Lieutenant Colonel John 'Mad Jack' Churchill believed 'any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly armed'

The badass in the red circle is "Fighting" Jack Churchill (also known as Mad Jack), a British military captain during WW2 that was famous for using just a basket claymore in battle (though sometimes he also used a longbow). Despite the anachronism, Mad Jack's approach to warfare worked fairly well for him. He once took 42 German soldiers prisoner using only his trademark sword. He's shown here leading his commando unit into Nazi-occupied Norway (if you look, you can see the claymore).

US Marines fighting the Japanese in the ruins of Okinawa, 1945.

"This is one of five known X-rays of Hitler's head, part of his medical records compiled by American military intelligence after the German's surrendered and declassified in 1958. The records also include doctor's reports, diagrams of his teeth and nose and electrocardiograms." Hidden Treasure: The National Library of Medicine, edited by Michael Sappol.

Soviet WW2 Tank With German Markings Found In The Mud After 62 Years.

Lt. Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, who died at the age of 90 on March 8, 2013, was one of the conspirators involved in the "July 20 Plot" to kill Adolf Hitler with a bomb in 1944. Lt. von Kleist was one of a select group of officers who were to lead a coup in Berlin after Hitler was killed. The bomb did not kill the Führer, however, and dozens of conspirators including Lt. von Kleist's father were arrested and executed. Lt. von Kleist was the last surviving member of the plot.


Kay-bah-nung-we-way (aka Sloughing Flesh, aka Old Wrinkle Meat, aka John Smith) - Ojibwa – 1920. He live to be 128 years of age

WW2 German paratrooper

SS guards of the Dachau concentration camp lie dead next to observation tower B shot by men of the US 42nd Infantry Division. In all, some 500 SS were "neutralized" according to General Eisenhower.

Some SS guards got worse. ("Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp.")

Geraldine Hoff Doyle (July 31, 1924 – December 26, 2010) is believed to be the real-life model for the World War II era "We Can Do It!" poster, later thought to be an embodiment of the iconic World War II character Rosie the Riveter.

The crematorium at Majdanek concentration camp, Lublin, Nazi-occupied Poland, 1944. The liberation of Lublin in Poland by the Soviet Red Army in July 1944 also revealed a huge concentration camp .

The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps ~

The youngest female partisan fighting against the fascists in Bulgaria in WWII. This picture is from October 1944. Elena Lagadinova was only 14-years-old. The chain around her neck was connected to her pistol so she would not lose it. She joined her father and three brothers fighting against the German-allied Bulgarian government when she was 11, running messages to the partisans while also trying to finish school.

Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, pitifully attempting to avoid the noose at Auschwitz.

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The Gulf War | Desert Storm ~ British troops guard captured Iraqi armor and weapons in the Kuwaiti desert. (Photographer: ©1991 Allan Tannenbaum)