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    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'

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

    These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who received a beating from the prisoners when the camp was liberated by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.

    You Sir Have All My Respect

    “Mad as a hatter” In 18th and 19th century England mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time. People who worked in these hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which accumulated within their bodies over time, causing some workers to develop dementia caused by mercury poisoning. Thus the phrase “Mad as a Hatter” became popular as a way to refer to someone who was perceived as insane.

    The Fallen. A D-Day Tribute in Arromanches, France for those who died in Operation Neptune, June 6, 1945. Nine thousand silhouettes in the sand. Wow! That says a lot!

    Former concentration camp inmate Petro Mischtschuk lays a flower in front of the former crematorium as visitors and former prisoners of the former Nazi concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora take part in festivities to commemorate the camp’s liberation 68 years ago, on April 12, 2013.

    65 years ago, on 16 April 1947, few minutes after 10 a.m., on the gallows constructed next to crematorium I in the former Auschwitz I camp, near the building of the past commandant's office, Rudolf Höss, the founder and the first commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp was executed.

    “The world must know what happened, and never forget.” At the end of the Second World War, General Ike Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he possibly could. His reason? He felt compelled to document the camps, their appalling conditions, and the brave souls who survived them. He anticipated a time when the Nazi atrocities might be downplayed or even denied, and as such ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated.

    WWII paratrooper mohawks. 1945 Screaming Eagles.

    An ascetic with a metal grid welded around his neck so that he can never lie down; late 1800s

    Nazis at Ravensbruck concentration camp amputated limbs from prisoners in useless attempts to transplant them onto other inmates. Many of the victims perished as a result.

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    "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.

    26-inch thick armor from Japanese Yamato class battleship, pierced by a US Navy 16-inch gun. The armor is on display at the US Navy Museum just in case anyone asked to see the math.

    The History of American Wars - Veterans Day #Veterans

    Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old African-American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces. She is the first African-American woman to receive a commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Civil Air Patrol, WW2

    Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War.

    An East German soldier helps a boy over the barbed wire on the East-West border. After this, the soldier was replaced and his fate is unknown.