WW1. This rare photo shows a French Poilu tasked with the recovery of enemy war material from the battlefield following a successful advance, in this case carrying an armload full of five Gew 88s. gunsmagazine.com
James Doohan was to gain fame as Scotty on Star Trek. But on the outbreak of War in 1939 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery serving as a lieutenant in 13th Field Regiment in the U.K. He landed on D-Day at Juno beach where late in the day he was seriously wounded being hit four times in a friendly fire incident. Evacuated to the U.K, on recovery he trained as an AOP pilot, and served as an artillery spotter from 1945 to the wars end flying Austers..
"The "Of Course I Can" poster was created by the U.S. War Food Administration in 1944 as part of the nationwide victory garden program. Victory gardens made an important contribution to the home-front effort by producing a significant amount of food (approximately 40 percent of the vegetables consumed in 1943) and by providing a way to contribute to the war effort for those who could not fight on the battlefield. "
atavus: The Monuments Men of World War II The Monuments Men were a group of men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered had expertise as museum directors, curators, art scholars and educators, artists, architects, and archivists. The Monuments Men job description was simple: to save as much of the culture of Europe as they could during combat.
Photograph shows four men carrying a crate of recovered artworks, previously looted by the Nazis during World War II, down a staircase at Neuschwanstein Castle. Citation: Recovery of looted artworks, 1945 / unidentified photographer. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Inst...