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WWII 1   My paternal grand father fought in this great war...for the American's, only to come back to work a hard job to support 5 families during the depression..My maternal grandfather fought in WWII,  my dad, Vietnam and Korea...I am so proud of my hertiage, and our military.. Freedom Isn't Free!

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American soldiers sharing half their milk rations with Algerian children (1944) WWII: American Soldiers with Children Oran, Algeria (LOC) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

American soldiers sharing half their milk rations with Algerian children

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A Soviet soldier taking in the destruction of what was then Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland) after the siege; In the background is St.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm. A true hero.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was working on…

United States Navy pilots slip into their flight gear aboard the USS Ticonderoga for an airstrike against Japanese held targets at Luzon airfields, docks and shipping lanes around Manila, the Philippines. 11 November 1944.

- 1944 - Veteran Air Crew puts on flight gear for a strike against Manila. Sober faces show they know what they are up against.

Russian civilians transport the remains of a dead relative along Nevsky Prospect during the Siege of Leningrad. The siege was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad, which began on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. It was one of the longest and most destructive sieges in history and overwhelmingly the most costly in terms of casualties. The 872 days of the siege caused unparalleled famine in the Leningrad

Russian civilians transporting the remains of a dead relative along Nevsky Prospect, Leningrad, Russia, Apr 1942 Photographer Mikhail Trahman Source Russian International News Agency

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This is not a British Soldier of the Wiltshire regiment in with a steely determination and a desire to get the job done. He is a modern model wearing period uniform.

Adolf Hitler inspecting the battleship Bismarck with Admiral Lutjens and Captain Lindemann, Gotenhafen, Germany (now Gdynia, Poland), 5 May 1941. Hitler was not a sea person and had a rather low opinion of sea power. As a result, navy chiefs had to work very hard to secure resources for the naval arm throughout the war.

[Photo] Adolf Hitler inspecting battleship Bismarck with Admiral Lutjens and Captain Lindemann, Gotenhafen, Germany (now Gdynia, Poland), 5 May 1941, photo 1 of 3

[Photo] Adolf Hitler inspecting battleship Bismarck with Admiral Lutjens and Captain Lindemann, Gotenhafen, Germany (now Gdynia, Poland), 5 May photo 1 of 3

10 шокирующих примеров выживания в блокадном Ленинграде  Ленинград попал в окружение 8 сентября 1941 года. При этом в городе не было достаточного количе... - Ник Николай - Google+

Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941 wem

Pope Benedict XVI in the German Armn dur World War II

Pope Benedict XVI as a German young anti-aircraft gun helper WWII.

This Day In History: Hitler Withdraws To His Bunker (1945)

This Day In History: Hitler Withdraws To His Bunker (1945)

The remains of the outside of WWII Hitler's Führerbunker just before it was destroyed in The entrance is on the left. The circular structure housed generators and systems for ventilation.

Americans land on Utah Beach from Normandy, 7 Jun 1944 (US National Archives)

Residential areas of Stalingrad after the bombings

The chimneys were all that was left of Murmansk, after the incendiary bombings of June 1942 (Photo by Yevgeny Khaldei,

1st Lt. Aleda E. Lutz volunteered with the unit inaugurated by Elsie Ott designed to carry wounded soldiers quickly away from the war front. Lutz flew 196 missions to evacuate more than 3,500 men. No other flight nurse logged as many hours. In Dec. 1944, her C47 hospital plane picked up wounded soldiers from Lyon, Italy, and then crashed. There were no survivors. Read the full text here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/106289#ixzz22mn0E500   --brought to you by mental_floss!:

LT Aleda Lutz flew 196 missions to evacuate over 3500 wounded servicemembers, logging the most flight hours of any nurse. Lutz was killed in 1944 when her plane crashed in Italy.

Stalin's son Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by the Germans in 1941. He was later killed in a prison camp.

During World War II Yakov Dzhugashvili - Stalin - served as an artillery officer in the Red Army and was captured in the early stages of Barbarossa during the Battle of Smolensk.

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