Pearl Harbor widows, enlisted by the government, report for work at a West Coast air factory. February, 1942

7 sons in service in 1942

Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in prisoner of war camps until 1945. She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.

Geronimo. In February 1909, Geronimo was thrown from his horse while riding home, lay in the cold all night before a friend found him. He died of pneumonia on 2/17/1909, as a prisoner of the U.S. at Fort Sill, OK. His last words were reported to be said to his nephew, "I should have never surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive." He was buried at Fort Sill, OK in the Apache Indian Prisoner of War Cemetery.

The telegram announcing the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

This is one of the unseen photos from Pearl Harbor. This photo shows the many people that are coming to help out Pearl Harbor. They are here to remember Pearl Harbor. The have a flag showing their support for the United States. They are there to help clean up the mess of Pearl Harbor.

Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. Commander of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy 1939-1943. The plane carrying him was shot down by the Americans in 1943.

Avenge Pearl Harbor! Vintage WWII Navy recruiting poster. #poster #navy

Women operate stock boards at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The Waldorf was the first to employ women in its various departments, in order to release men for war work, 1918.

USS Missouri (BB-63) Battleship now docked permanently as a museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

The USS Oklahoma is pulled upright after capsizing due to damage during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941. It was an amazing feat never before tried. 21 massive GE DC motors were anchored to the shore and cables strung to the ship. It took three months to pull the ship upright. It was beached, patched up and sold for scrap, but while being towed to the US, it developed a leak. Despite the efforts of the salvors, the ship settled and finally, after many hours, rolled over and sa...

Helmuth Hübener (8 January 1925 - 27 October 1942) was one of the youngest opponents to the Third Reich to be sentenced to death and executed. He lived in Hamburg, Germany, and joined the Hitler Youth but after Kristallnacht he started questioning the Nazi party, and left. He started making anti-Nazi pamphlets. On the 5 February 1942 he was arrested by Gestapo, sentenced to death on the 11 August and beheaded by guillotine on the 27 October.

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World War I veteran wears his uniform has he waits to be "relocated," place unknown, 1941, photo by Dorothea Lange

Famous Moments In History, From A Different Angle: 1989 - Traffic jam in Berlin as the border between East and West Germany opens.

Soviet Marine sniper Rad Ayusheyev of the 63th Marine Division, 1942.

"Illegitimate Absenteeism is a first cousin to slackerism." A little "get-to-work" propaganda from manufacturer and WWII Navy-contractor the Farrel-Birmingham Company.

Cupboard Shelter, December 1943 A day nursery in the East End of London shelters children in a linen cupboard during an air raid.