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United States Rangers from E Company, Ranger Battalion, on board a landing craft assault vessel (LCA) in Weymouth harbor, Dorset, on June The ship is bound for the D-Day landing on Omaha.

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp c.1945

Fritz Klein stands in a mass grave at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after its liberation by British and Canadian forces, April 1945

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Soldiers of the Waffen SS. The best trained and well-equipped paramilitary force in the world. Normal German soldiers had to prove their pure lineage back 50 years to join. Officers had to prove 200 years back.

"Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear."- Sir Bernard Montgomery  2018/01/10 09:15:34

"Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear."- Sir Bernard Montgomery 2018/01/10 09:15:34

File name: 07_01_000078  Title: The woman's land army of America. Women enlist now and help the farmer fight the food famine   Creator/Contributor: Paus, Herbert Andrew, 1880-1946 (artist); Women's Land Army of America (sponsor)  Created/Published:    Date issued: 1918   Physical description: 1 print (poster) : lithograph, color  Summary: Image of two female wartime farm laborers. A third woman follows on horseback, holding an American flag.   Genre: War posters  Subjects: Agriculture…

The woman's land army of America. Women enlist now and help the farmer fight the food famine Creator/Contributor: Paus, Herbert Andrew, (artist), 1918

An American nurse in Australia (November 1942). Her expression, hairstyle, body language, and the jaunty angle of her cap combine to project a remarkably contemporary look and feel.

Grandmother died last week, she was a naval nurse. These are some pictures from WWII. (Album in comments.)

Naval Nurse sends love & kisses from Australia,

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101 ST AIRBORNE DIVISO/101ST MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION/311TH MILITARY INTELLIGENCE BATTALION

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28 Of The Most Powerful Pictures From World War II In The Pacific - BuzzFeed News

28 Of The Most Powerful Pictures From World War II In The Pacific

Haze was convinced he would only go off to World War II for around 4 months, but ended up fighting for 4 years. This hardened him inside. He went into the war intending to go back and be a preacher like his grandfather, but came out an atheist.

5,953 mentions J’aime, 70 commentaires - World War 2 Photos and Facts (@the_ww2_memoirs) sur Instagram : "German Wehrmacht troops cross the border into the Soviet Union (Russia) with a Soviet tank burning…"

The largest invasion in human history begins. 4 million men supported by vehicles and horses attacked kilometer-long front line. Photo: German soldiers crossing the USSR border (June German infantry passing a post marked Soviet-German border in Poland.

Russian children stand abandoned outside the ruins of their home.  Nazi soldiers destroyed their home and took their parents prisoner.  (1942)  So sad :'(

prev pinner note: Russian children stand abandoned outside the ruins of their home. Nazi soldiers destroyed their home and took their parents prisoner.

1944- U.S. 83rd Division soldier examines an alarm clock he found in town of Gey, Germany.

Infantry Division soldier examines an alarm clock he found in town of Gey, Germany.

StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) the world's first assault rifle.

This German soldier carries the Sturmgewehr the first "assault" (battle) rifle to come into mass production. (Re-enactment?

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