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A famous image of the bombing of London, a Heinkel III bomber over the Thames, taken from another German bomber at 6.48pm on the 7th September 1940


07 Apr 45: "Sonderkommando Elbe" sends 180 German Bf-109s to attack Allied bombers with the intent of ramming into them, aiming for either the tail, engines or cockpit, bailing out either before or after collision. While only 15 Allied bombers are attacked in this manner, eight are successfully destroyed. Most of the German pilots died, without inflicting the harm to the relentless Allied bombing campaign that had been hoped. #WWII #History


Key dates of World War 2 - instead of December 7 on Pearl Harbor, this graphic shows it as December 8 - it would have been December 8 for Japan thanks to the International Date Line.


A B-26 Marauder medium bomber is seen still in level flight just after it was grievously damaged by anti-aircraft hits to its left wing and tail during an attack on rail bridge at Marzabotto, Italy. It soon thereafter spun out of control and crashed with the loss of its crew.


Hitler called her "The most dangerous woman in Europe." At The Queens Head pub in Stepney, in London's East End, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother enjoyed a pint of bitter, which she pulled herself. (That's the much-missed late mother of QE II, who famously refused to leave London during the Blitz, or even to send her daughters to the safety of Canada, saying ""The children won't go without me. I won't leave the King. And the King will never leave."