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Photo: British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914

British and German soldiers fraternising at Ploegsteert, Belgium, on Christmas Day 1914

“A German prisoner of war returning to his home town of Frankfurt to discover his house bombed and his family no longer there.”

:::::::::: Vintage Photograph :::::::::: Two veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg. The picture was taken in 1913, at a reunion held on the battlefield. The man sitting on the rocks is a Rebel soldier, and the man standing is a Union soldier.

The most decorated soldier of World War II, Audie Leon Murphy was a legend in his own time. A war hero, movie actor, writer of country and western songs, and poet. His biography reads more like fiction than fact. He lived only 46 years, but he made a lasting imprint on American history.

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Awesome Pictures: Wait for me, Daddy

Wait for me, Daddy is one of the most famous Canadian pictures of the Second World War. It was taken October 1st, 1940, in New Westminster, British Columbia by Claude Dettloff.

Looks like a soldier who didn't return alive. Can't see the stand, but his eyes are painted on. He shows no response to his daughter's holding his hand, either.

"Willa Beatrice Brown, a 31-year-old African American, serves her country by training pilots for the U.S. Army Air Forces.