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June 6, in 1944, Allied forces descended upon the beaches of Normandy, France in what is known as D-Day. More: http://s.si.edu/11jwItj Photo: Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army, Sept. 1944, courtesy of the National Archives.
Paratroopers jump into Holland as part of Operation Market Garden in World War II.
Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during WWII
Parachutes open as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army in September of 1944. Operation Market Garden was the largest airborne operation in history, with some 15,000 troops were landing by glider and another 20,000 by parachute. (Army)
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Children at the toy store window at Christmas during World War II
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Children at the Sweet Shop at Christmas during World War Two. #vintage photograph
Children at the toy shop window at Christmas during World War II.
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Children at the toy store window at Christmas during World War II: Back then, there weren't any shopping malls and people shopped right out of the store, or as in the picture, every store had a big front display that caught shoppers attention. I still remember going shopping with my mother and looking at these wonderful big display windows... especially at Christmas time.
Pearl Harbor - December 7, 1941, "A day that will live in infamy"
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My Daddy was there! Pearl Harbor: Destruction of the 'USS Shaw' There's a reason December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001, are often mentioned in the same breath. The suddenness and the scale of both sets of attacks (2,400 killed at Pearl Harbor; close to 3,000 killed on 9/11) was at once utterly shocking, and eerily similar: death descending, without warning, from a clear morning sky. The picture above, of the USS Shaw destroyer's forward magazine exploding, became one of the most reproduced images from that "date which will live in infamy," graphically attesting to the violence unleashed by the Japanese. (The Shaw, incredibly, was repaired and served in the Pacific throughout World War II.)
The battleship USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour December 7th 1941.
WWII photo of the USS Shaw exploding during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. PHOTOGRAPHER / CREDIT: OWI
Found on the web, Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.
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Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.
“Christian Golcznski, Child of a Fallen Marine From The Iraq War Receives American Flag from Marine Lt. Col. Ric Thompson During a Military Funeral for Staff Sgt. Marcus Golczynski” semper fi young man God bless you and your family for all you have given!
This photo just breaks my heart. Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home.
This broke my heart :( Choking back tears, Christian Golczynski accepted the flag from his father’s casket. Photographer Aaron Thompson described this moment as “the most emotionally moving event I may have ever witnessed and may ever witness in my life.” On March 27, just a few weeks before Marc Golczynski was to return home from his second tour in Iraq — one he volunteered for — he was shot on patrol and killed by enemy fire in al-Aanbar province. During a moment at the burial, Christian stepped forward to receive the flag for his father. The expression of grief on his young face was captured in a photo and became a powerful symbol for soldiers, their families and anyone who sees it. When asked about his dad, Christian said, “He was a hero. He helped our country.”
In honor of Memorial Day: thank you to those who served and paid the ultimate price...and the deepest sympathy and respect for those they leave behind. Photo by Aaron Thompson of a soldier presenting the flag from the casket of Christian Golczynski's father to the boy... His son put it best about his father: "He was a hero. He helped our country.”
The little boy is Christian Goczynski he was 8 years old at the time. After surviving a year's tour last year, Christian's father, a Marine, volunteered to return to the war zone in hopes of "finishing what we started." Sadly, like far too many courageous soldiers, Staff Sgt. Marcus "Marc" Goczynski never returned home. Christian receiving his father's funeral flag.
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One of the most important days in WW2, our veterans are amazing
U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken
U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. The DDAY
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An American corporal stacks cans of gasoline in preparation for the upcoming invasion of France, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, May 1944. #WWII
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An American corporal stacks cans of gasoline in preparation for the upcoming invasion of France, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, May 1944.
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Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos From England and France, 1944 - LIFE
WWII Medal of Honor winner Van Barfoot fought for the right to fly a U.S. flag in his front yard - and won.
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WWII Medal of Honor winner Van Barfoot fought for the right to fly a U.S. flag in his front yard - and won. GOD BLESS YOU SUCH A FIGHTER FOR WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS RIGHT GOG BLESS U.S.A.
In this 2009 photo, retired Col. Van T. Barfoot and his daughter Margaret Nicholls (partially obscured by flag) lower a U.S. flag outside Barfoot's home in the Sussex Square subdivision in western Henrico County, Va. Barfoot, a World War II Medal of Honor veteran who fought for the right to fly an American flag in his front yard, has died. He was 92. ( It's hard to find a man in this era with the patriotism and values this man had).
Van T. Barfoot, Va. Medal of Honor recipient who won battle to fly flag in front yard, dies at 92 http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-03-05/local/35446354_1_van-t-barfoot-german-soldiers-flagpole
Captain Joan Hughes prepares to start up a Hudson in September 1944
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Captain Joan Hughes prepares to start up a Hudson twin engine plane in September 1944
Captain Joan Hughes (1944). By the time she was 22, Joan Hughes, one of the first and the youngest to join - she had started #flying at 15 - had clocked up 600 hours ferrying everything from light trainers to heavy four-engine bombers. Hughes used her skills after the war teaching airline pilots and in 1965 starred in the film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines flying a replica of a 1909 Demoiselle. She died in 1992, aged 74, with 11,800 hours in her logbook #women #strong
Captain Joan Hughes (1944). Atta girl! **
Pilot Lettice Curtis with a Spitfire during the war ( www.dailymail.co.... )
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Spitfire pilot Lettice Curtis during World War II. The civilian Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilots, which included female flyers known as Spitfire women, delivered more than 300,000 aircraft to frontline airfields.
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First Officer Maureen Dunlop, one of the ferry pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary, pictured in September 1944
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Maureen Dunlop leaving the cockpit of a plane she had just flown in 1944. These female pilots of the British Air Transport Auxiliary flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to air bases in England during WWII ~
She was one of a pioneering group of women pilots who flew the latest fighter and bomber aircraft with the wartime Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). She achieved national fame as a cover girl when a Picture Post photographer captured her alighting from a Barracuda aircraft.
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Europe. English girl. 16th September 1944: First Officer Maureen Dunlop, one of the ferry pilots of the ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) who transport newly manufactured aircraft from the factory to the aerodrome during World War II. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1805 - The Work Of The Ferry Pilots - pub. 1944 (Photo by Leonard McCombe/Picture Post/Getty Images)
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"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, so my children may know peace." - Thomas Paine
** .... being a dad .... **
To those who sacrifice their whole world...Thank You and may God Bless You and Your Families.
Meeting son for the first time #hero
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American sailor Steven Hart kisses his six-month-old daughter, Madison -- born while he was away -- during homecoming celebrations for the USS Enterprise on July 15, in Norfolk, Virginia. The Enterprise had cruised nearly 60,000 miles while supporting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
And a sailor meets his daughter. | 48 Soldiers Meeting Their Children For The First Time
I am especially grateful for the sacrifices made by Bob Hope to entertain our troops. He gave up Christmas at home to be with those who needed something to laugh about. Thank you Mr. Hope. Thanks for the memories.
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BOB HOPE ~ born in England, he was a true American hero and patriot entertaining our troops in war and peace.
Bob Hope - Thanks for the memories. comedian who entertained the troops overseas & had a TV show for many decades.
Bob Hope in Vietnam, thanks for the Memories Bob...and for remembering our Troops, Our Hero's!!
Bob Hope entertained our troops. He gave up Christmas at home to be with those who needed something to laugh about. Thanks for the memories. #Cute pet #pet girl #pet boy| http://modern-house-design-4715.blogspot.com
Bob Hope. USO. Always entertained the troops, years and years. A good man!
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Prayers after the loss of a brother. God, bless them all. Semper Fi
Pray for our men and women in the military....they serve so we many live in freedom. Whenever I see a person in uniform, I want to shake their hand and tell them thank you, but the thought alone makes me want to cry, so I simply smile and nod. God Bless them tenfold! "Marines pray for fallen brother by United States Marine Corps Official Page, via Flickr"
When two or more are gathered I am there! Thank you Jesus for your love and comfort. Prayers after the loss of a brother. Celebrate a great career in the US Marine Corps with Personalized custom Military rings: #USMC #USMarines #USMilitary http://www.us-military-rings.com/Marine-Corps-Rings.html
Our troops in prayer. God bless our troops.
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American soldiers praying.
British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914
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British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914-The truce was not authorized and the French, German and British soldiers who made the truce were pulled off the front punished and ostracized..
British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914. My great grandfather told my father about drinking and playing cards with the americans one christmas eve in WWI...
British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, World War 1 - 1914 they should have agreed to go home and stop the butchering of Europeans!
Before they figured out the other wasn't human - British and German soldiers exchange cigarettes, gifts, and addresses during Christmas Truce, 1914 ** Interesting choice of words to describe this photo.
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Christmas truce :: a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during the World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts.
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Christmas truce :: a series of widespread unofficial ceasefires that took place along the Western Front around Christmas 1914, during the World War I. Through the week leading up to Christmas, parties of German and British soldiers began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs between their trenches; on occasion, the tension was reduced to the point that individuals would walk across to talk to their opposite numbers bearing gifts. Sadly hours later were back killing one another
WWI: The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains a singular occurrence of combat troops taking it upon themselves to get to know the "enemy" instead of killing each other. In many parts of the Western Front, shooting stopped and soldiers from both sides emerged from the trenches to talk, exchange mementos, and play games. In this photo, British and German soldiers, their weapons very much present, fraternize in a way that made generals suffer strokes from their rage.
1914 Christmas truce.
Rosie the Riveter in Long Beach
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The Big Three (Stalin, FDR, Churchill) at the Tehran Conference, where they discussed and planned the D-Day invasion.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt was Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces during World War II. During the 1943 Teheran Conference, Marshall Josef Stalin, the Russian Premier, pressed FDR and Prime Minister Churchill to commit themselves to a definite date for OVERLORD and an invasion of southern France, and to pick a commander in chief for the cross-Channel invasion. One week later, FDR selected General Dwight D. Eisenhower.
On March 16, 1830, the New York Stock Exchange sets a record for its slowest trading day in history, with only 31 shares sold. (Perspective: there hasn’t been a day since 1953 that fewer than a million shares have been traded, and since 1997, never fewer than 1 billion.) This is currently our oldest photo of the exchange (1905). Fade here: www.whatwasthere....
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Just 10 years after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity and put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her only surviving son, Robert Lincoln. The trial was held on May 19, 1875 and she had received no prior warning or chance to organise a defense. The jury deliberated for only 10 minutes and she was institutionalized at Bellevue Place Asylum. Mary was released after less than 4 months but mother and son were never truly reconciled.
Just 10 yrs after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity & put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her only surviving son, Robert Lincoln. The trial was held on May 19, 1875 & she had received no prior warning or chance to organize a Defense. The male jury deliberated for only 10 minutes &she was institutionalized at Bellevue Place Asylum. Mary was released after less than 4 months but mother &son were never truly reconciled /&No RIGHTS4Whites
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Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s
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Dust Bowl, 1930s.
Dust storm during the Dust Bowl of 1930s. THIS is the moment I will say, "no, you Don't have to clean your room today."
The Dust Bowl, also known as the Dirty Thirties, was a period of severe dust storms that greatly damaged the ecology and agriculture of the US and Canadian prairies during the 1930's; severe drought and a failure to apply dryland farming methods to prevent wind erosion caused the phenomenon. This catastrophe intensified the economic impact of the Great Depression in the region. The Dust Bowl has been identified as the "most extreme natural event in 350 years."
In Britain, Vegatables were grown in every available piece of ground during WW2 including the moat at the Tower of London!
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During the Second World War, millions of tons of vegetables were grown in gardens and allotments by the British people.
In Britain, vegetables were grown in every available piece of ground during WWII, including the moat at the Tower of London
Vegetables were grown on every piece of available land during WWII including the London Moat.
Archive photo from the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 Leslie Jones / AP This September 1938 photo provided by the Boston Public Library shows a damaged ferry boat sitting in shallow water in Providence, R.I., following the deadly hurricane of 1938 that hit the Northeast. It's been nearly 73 years since the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 — one of the most powerful, destructive storms ever to hit southern New England, as another massive storm bears down.