HIstory ~ Soldiers goose-step past the Führer in honor of Hitler's birthday, April Less than five months later, on September the Third Reich's forces invaded Poland; on September England and France declared war on Germany. The Second World War had begun.
Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.
This is Private Joe Demler of the US Army, he was a prisoner of the Third Reich for barely 3 months before being liberated in April Dressed in his pajamas with his sleeves and pant legs rolled up he was photographed.
Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He warned his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. He was the most decorated dog of WWI.
1945 — V-J Day in Times Square/Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.