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A London street after an air raid in 1940

17-ton section of the RMS Titanic that was recovered from the ocean floor.

Pearl Harbor

Making rifles during World War II

Titanic

World War 2 Pearl Harbor

The south tower of New York's World Trade Center collapses Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.

february 19, u.s. marines invade iwo jima

Yards and yards—possibly miles depending on the sector—of barbed wire barricade being constructed on the Western Front.

John Jacob Astor IV, a U.S. millionaire businessman who served in the Spanish-American War, died in the sinking of the Titanic. His was one of the 333 bodies recovered from the ship. Astor was identified by the initials sewn on the label of his jacket. He also had a gold pocket watch that his son, Vincent, claimed and wore the rest of his life.

Winston!

Dorie Miller was born in Waco, TX. He joined the Navy as a cook and was in Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack. He helped carry many sailors to safety and manned an anti aircraft weapon that he had never been trained to use. He was award the Navy Cross for his heroic actions and it was personally presented to him by Admiral Nimitz - head of the entire Pacific Fleet. It was the first time that an African American in the Pacific Fleet received such a high commendation.

A milkman delivering on a London street devastated during a German bombing raid. 1940.

WWII Essex class aircraft carrier

Devil Anse

Mousetrap.

Antietam- Confederate charge thru the cornfield...

Titanic Survivors, 1912

Declaration of Independence of the United States of America, Philadelphia, July 4th, 1776. The painting shows the signing of the Declaration of Independence in what was later called Independence Hall, Philadelphia, on July 4, 1776. Members of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence--John Adams, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson (presenting the document), and Benjamin Franklin--stand before John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress. Wellcome Library, London

A dangerous woman in the most literal sense, Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Soviet Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before her death from wounds at age 20. She served part of the time in an all-woman sniper unit. Before the war she worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Eisenhower Homecoming, 1945

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The ladies proved as valiant as any soldier. It is estimated 2,000 to 8,000 women volunteered on both sides. The actual number is unknown, for many did not wish to be recorded. They worked for little or no pay. With no credentials, other than a compassionate heart, the volunteers assisted doctors, tried to keep the hospital clean, cared for the sick, and kept up the spirits of their patients. How many soldiers would have died, being too sick to get up to get food or water for themselves, or too

This picture was taken by passenger Frank Browne. It's the only photo of the swimming pool with water in it.

Survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic are interviewed by reporters as they come off the RMS Carpathia in New York on April 18, 1912. (The New York Times)