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Not published in LIFE. Alternate view of beach seen in famous George Strock photo, Buna, New Guinea Campaign, WWII.

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Erich Priebke, ex-SS officer and Nazi war criminal, dead at 100

Priebke, seen here during World War II, was given life for the 1944 massacre in Italy.

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The TIME Vault: February 17, 1941

World War II

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

A rescue worker comforting a very small child amid air raid damage - #WWII #England #war

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

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Support the War Effort: Sew For Victory

This WWII poster encourages women on the home front to 'Sew For Victory' in support of the war. Designed by Pistchal for New York City WPA War Services between 1941 and 1943.

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Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II

Alvin York - claimed exemption because he didn't want to fight, went on to become one of WWI's greatest heros. Amazing!

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.

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Vesuvio

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.

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.""

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The Most Famous Failures…

The Most Famous Failures