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U.S. soldiers of the 34th Infantry Division patrolling over the ancient street…

U.S. soldiers of the 34th Infantry Division patrolling over the ancient street…

A British 17 pdr round lodged in a block of armor from a Tiger I, which it failed to completely penetrate.

A British 17 pdr round lodged in a block of armor from a Tiger I, which it failed to completely penetrate.

On June 22, 1945 the U.S. overcomes the last major pockets of Japanese resistance on Okinawa Island, ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

On June 22, 1945 the U.S. overcomes the last major pockets of Japanese resistance on Okinawa Island, ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

The Battle of Stalingrad is considered the most bloody battle of all time. It started in Aug 1942 and ended in Feb 1943 with the German surrender of the 6th Army. Over 850,000 Germans and 1.2 million Russians died. The battle was so bitter that by the end both sides had resorted to cannibalism. The Germans lost 1000 planes, 1500 tanks, 6000 artillery pieces, 6 months of war production. Over 90,000 Germans surrendered but only about 1500 made it home from Russian prisons ten years later.

The Battle of Stalingrad is considered the most bloody battle of all time. It started in Aug 1942 and ended in Feb 1943 with the German surrender of the 6th Army. Over 850,000 Germans and 1.2 million Russians died. The battle was so bitter that by the end both sides had resorted to cannibalism. The Germans lost 1000 planes, 1500 tanks, 6000 artillery pieces, 6 months of war production. Over 90,000 Germans surrendered but only about 1500 made it home from Russian prisons ten years later.

American soldiers from the 34th Infantry Division march through Tunis in the victory parade on May 20, 1943.

American soldiers from the 34th Infantry Division march through Tunis in the victory parade on May 20, 1943.

A group of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks escorted a pair of Consolidated B-24D Liberators on a flight near the Aleutian islands, Alaska, 1944.

A group of Curtiss P-40 Warhawks escorted a pair of Consolidated B-24D Liberators on a flight near the Aleutian islands, Alaska, 1944.

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