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US troops in Paris, 29 August 1944

the liberation of Paris in August 1944

Women's Uniform. Circa 1945 - This is a WAC (Woman's Army Corps) uniform, missing coller insignia and ribbons indicate the owner also served during the US occupation of Germany after the war.

Russian girl nurse at the front WWII

Female officers of the 46th Taman Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment Comdr Evdokia Davydovna Bershanskaya (1913-1982 left) Sq Cmdr Maria V. Smirnova (1920-2002 - standing) and Polina Gelman (1919-2005) Head of Communication of the Aviation. Some analysts suggest that the degree of integration of women in the Red Army during WW2 remains unparalleled to this day among all armed forces of the world (with the exception of China and North Korea).

On 14 June 1940, sergeant François Mitterrand was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans. After a year and a half he finally managed to escape. He would become President of France, from 1981 to 1995.

Sheltering from the Blitz, October 5, 1940. Women, girls and babies (lying on the shelf) wait in an air raid shelter run by the Salvation Army in Clapton, east London, during the Blitz.

Woman soldier of the Red Army, Russia, Great Patriotic War, 1941. Found in the collection of the Russian State Film and Photo Archive, Krasnogorsk. (Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

poster Britain was called the 'Home Front', because people felt that they were part of the war. The war effected everyone whether they were on the front line (in Europe) or on the home front (back in Britain).

Imperial Roman Armor of an auxiliary soldier - similar to the legionary but chain-mail armour and rounded shield

"Legionary", Nicholas Subkov

Czech girl with the Red Army general. Prague, May 1945.

This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Gardelegen, Germany.

Stilicho and the soldiers of the later Roman Empire

This is one of the most widely circulated photos of Nazi war crimes. A German army officer delivers finishing shots to executed hostages in Pancevo, Yugoslavia. Contrary to postwar claims, the regular German army was as deeply involved in the death of civilians as the SS and other murderer formations.

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An Israeli soldier smokes a cigarette next to a convoy of tanks at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border as they prepare for a potential ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave, November 19, 2012.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, statesman and general, prominent citizen, life-long friend and son-in-law of Augustus - close-up, Roman bust (marble), 1st century BC, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, statesman and general, prominent citizen, life-long friend and son-in-law of Augustus - profile, Roman bust (marble), 1st century BC, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Summer 1944: American troops stand beside a World War 1 monument bedecked with French flags after the town (exact location unknown) was liberated from German occupying forces - Found via LIFE.com