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Two Marines hoist freshly-captured Japanese flags on their M1 carbines somewhere in the Marianas.

Mushroom cloud resulting from the explosion of the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped by the US military on the city of Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9th, 1945.

Anne Frank

Casper Ten Boom 84yr old Dutch Hero who was Arrested for Aiding Jews and resisters during WW2 he was interrogated in prison, by the Gestapo who told him they would release him because of his age so that he could "die in his own bed". He replied: "If I go home today, tomorrow I will open my door to anyone who knocks for help". When asked if he knew he could die for helping Jews, he replied, "It would be an honor to give my life for God's chosen people."

Anne Frank - heartbreaking image.

U.S.-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, who was dubbed 'Tokyo Rose' for broadcasting anti-American propaganda from Japan during World War II, was convicted of treason and sent to federal prison for about seven years (this picture was taken at the lockup in Alderson, West Virginia). D'Aquino was pardoned by President Gerald Ford in 1977.

San Thomas Prison Liberation Two emaciated American civilians, Lee Rogers (L) & John C. Todd, sit outside gym which had been used as a Japanese prison camp following their release by Allied forces liberating the city. Location: Manila, Luzon, Philippines Date taken: February 05, 1945 Photographer: Carl Mydans Life Images

December 1935. "Resettled farm child. From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico." By Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. www.shorpy.com

December 1935. "Resettled farm child. From Taos Junction to Bosque Farms project, New Mexico." By Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration. www.shorpy.com

Starting Over: 1935

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January 1939. An evicted sharecropper among his possessions in New Madrid County, Missouri. 35mm photo by Arthur Rothstein. "On January 10, 1939, in the bootheel region of southestern Missouri, some 1700 sharecropper families were handed eviction notices for their protest of planters' plans to reduce them to day laborers." Basically a result of the mechanization of agriculture. No need to have dozens of sharecroppers farming your land with mules when a few men on tractors can do the same work.

US Army Rations - World War II Breakfast

US Army Rations - World War II

Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941

Those who were executed may have been more fortunate than those who were worked and starved to death.

An English girl comforts her doll in the rubble of her bomb-damaged home in 1940. - From Fox Photos/Getty Images

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

Pearl Harbor, Dec 7, 1941.

The USS PENNSYLVANIA along with a second battleship and three cruisers move into Lingayen Gulf preceding the landing on Luzon in the Philippines. January 1945.

World War II: Pictures We Remember from Life Magazine

African Americans During World War II (Photographs from the National Archives)

A Guide to WWII Materials at the Library of Congress

Can You Figure Out What This Document Is? Analyzing Primary Sources with DOCS TEACH

Eyewitness to History: Collection of First-Person Accounts of Major Events of the War

Original Magazine Articles on Variety of Topics during World War II

United States Army Combined Arms Center Combat Studies Institute--WWII Interactive Battle Maps