Historic Newspapers~ Red Wing Daily Republican dated 08/01/1914 -- "Extra" edition announcing the beginning of World War I. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum. Newseum collection Photo credit: Newseum collection
08 Dec 38: Germany's only aircraft carrier, the GRAF ZEPPELIN, is launched, though far from complete. Due to shifting construction priorities necessitated by the coming war, she will never be completed, nor become operational, and will remain in the Baltic for the duration of the war. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1208&s=381208 #WWII
Marlene Dietrich, "a German who had renounced her country following the rise of the Nazis and rejected Hitler's request that she return--became an ardent and fearless supporter of the Allied Forces, performing hundreds of times for the troops as near the war zone as she could get." " When asked why she had traveled to war zones to entertain and comfort Allied troops, she famously and simply replied, "aus Anstand." "It was the decent thing to do.""
WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. Marshall Islands. January-March 1944. Aboard the USS Bunker Hill aircraft carrier. Burial of a soldier. Following the tradition, the dead body is wrapped in a sack and dropped from the ship.
The last major eruption of Vesuvius happened nearly 70 years ago, in the midst of World War II — and was photographed by the great British photographer and Magnum founder member, George Rodger. At the time of the eruption, the USAAF 340th Bombardment Group was based at Pompeii Airfield near Terzigno, Italy, just a few kilometers from the eastern base of the mountain.