The Champs-Elysées in Paris after the city was liberated on August 26, 1944.

The Champs-Elysées in Paris after the city was liberated on August 26, 1944.

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, APRIL 1945. Major E M Griffen RAMC, Commanding Officer of No 7 Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory, with children in Camp No 2 at Hohne Barracks. Over twenty six days, Major Griffen's unit cleaned and disinfected 11,000 camp inmates.

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, APRIL 1945. Major E M Griffen RAMC, Commanding Officer of No 7 Mobile Bacteriological Laboratory, with children in Camp No 2 at Hohne Barracks. Over twenty six days, Major Griffen's unit cleaned and disinfected 11,000 camp inmates.

Allied POWs at Aomori Camp in Japan celebrating their liberation by the US Navy. They’re waving the flags of the US, Great Britain, and Holland.

Allied POWs at Aomori Camp in Japan celebrating their liberation by the US Navy. They’re waving the flags of the US, Great Britain, and Holland.

American troops in the Philippines celebrate the long-awaited news that Japan has, finally, unconditionally, surrendered in August 1945.

American troops in the Philippines celebrate the long-awaited news that Japan has, finally, unconditionally, surrendered in August 1945.

The Victory Ball at the Grand Foyer of the Paris Opera House by David E. Scherman. May 1946.

The Victory Ball at the Grand Foyer of the Paris Opera House by David E. Scherman. May 1946.

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