World War II

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Bayonet Practice  The Japanese Imperial Army gained an infamous reputation of absolute brutality at the end of World War II when the scope of their war crimes was uncovered. With a group of captured Chinese soldiers being used for bayonet practice, soldiers were trained not to kill the POW with the first thrust so other soldiers could practice on the screaming victims on the ground. War, Crime, Nanjing, Indonesia, Wwi, Fotografia, Historia, Soldier, Nanking Massacre
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Bayonet Practice The Japanese Imperial Army gained an infamous reputation of absolute brutality at the end of World War II when the scope of their war crimes was uncovered. With a group of captured Chinese soldiers being used for bayonet practice, soldiers were trained not to kill the POW with the first thrust so other soldiers could practice on the screaming victims on the ground.
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Belgian Girl Receives Purple Heart
Chief Machinist Trammell presents his own Purple Heart (which he earned when he suffered wounds from a German 88 millimeter shell near Geilenkirchen) to Rosa De Greief whose life he saved when he rescued her from her bomb wrecked home in which her mother and sister perished....WWII
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10-11 May 1941 | Westminster Abbey | Bomb Incidents
Westminster Abbey Bomb Damage (1941)
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[Photo] Burial at sea aboard USS Hancock for those killed by Japanese special attack two days prior, off Okinawa, Japan, 9 Apr 1945
Burial at sea aboard USS Hancock for those killed by Japanese kamikaze attack two days prior, off Okinawa, Japan, 9 Apr 1945.
a man laying in the water next to a boat and another person standing on it
Dead Soldier in Southern France: 1944
Dead Soldier in Southern France: 1944
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Eastern Front: A German for whom the war has ended did not even have the time to hit the ground; he froze in mid air in temperatures reaching minus 40 degrees Celsius.
Yamashita's gold, also referred to as the Yamashita treasure, is the name given to the alleged war loot stolen in Southeast Asia by Japanese forces during World War II and hidden in caves, tunnels and underground complexes in the Philippines. It is named for the Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita, nicknamed "The Tiger of Malaya". Emperor, Tokyo, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Emperor Shōwa, Chichibu, Tokyo City
Yamashita's gold - Wikipedia
Yamashita's gold, also referred to as the Yamashita treasure, is the name given to the alleged war loot stolen in Southeast Asia by Japanese forces during World War II and hidden in caves, tunnels and underground complexes in the Philippines. It is named for the Japanese general Tomoyuki Yamashita, nicknamed "The Tiger of Malaya".
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Sailor getting tattooed aboard the USS New Jersey, December 1944
D-Day:  Most were just kids... Children, Hero, Ember, Asker, Fotografie
D-Day: Most were just kids...
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World War II: The Battle of Britain
Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, "Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children."
Determination written on their countenances, Marines start the drive to the interior of Iwo Jima. Running at a crouch, they dart across the table-land in the shadow of Mount Suribachi, taking advantage of the scant protection offered by small rises in the volcanic island. Feb. 1945 Vietnam, Marine Fc, Battle Of Iwo Jima, Wwii, Us Marine Corps, Iwo Jima, Marine Corps History, Marine Corps, United States Marine Corps
Determination written on their countenances, Marines start the drive to the interior of Iwo Jima. Running at a crouch, they dart across the table-land in the shadow of Mount Suribachi, taking advantage of the scant protection offered by small rises in the volcanic island. Feb. 1945
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Okinawa Photos
(1 April 1945). As the Marines landed on Okinawa, the Japanese military fled, leaving the aged, the infirm, and the too-small children in the path of the Leathernecks. Marine Corporal Fenwick H. Dunn of Lynn, Massachusetts, shares the candy from his K ration with an aged woman.
two soldiers holding an american flag on top of a hill with tanks in the background
World War II Photos
First Flag on Guam