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WWII. Hitting the Coast of Normandy, June 4, 1944

WWII - The D-Day Landings, U. troops wade ashore from a Coast Guard landing craft at Omaha Beach during the Normandy D-Day landings near Vierville sur Mer, France, on June (REUTERS/US National Archives)

The little kitten “crept out from beneath a wrecked” tank. The U.S. Marine soldier offered water to it. Tarawa, 1943.

Vintage photo-soldier feeding tiny kitten Vintage Kitty - Korea, ca 1953 - Sergeant Frank Praytor adopts Miss Hap, an abandoned kitten. Sergeant Praytor named her Miss Hap "Because she was born in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Eva Heyman, aged 13, in Hungary a few months before she was murdered in a gas chamber, 1944

Eva Heyman, thirteen, begins a diary that describes the horrors of Hungarian Jewish life under the thumb of Nazi Germany.

"Any girl who has flown at all grows used to the prejudice of most men pilots who will trot out any number of reasons why women can't possibly be good pilots. . . . The only way to show the disbelievers, the snickering hangar pilots, is to show them."  - Cornelia Fort, WAFS

Photographer Spotlight: Peter Stackpole

“A pilot of the U. Women’s Air Force Service at Avenger Field, Texas, in by Peter Stackpole (via LIFE) Happy Women's History Month!

Normandy overhead view of the Normandy coastline during the invasion on June 6, 1944.

Men and assault vehicles storm the Normandy beach of France, as allied landing craft arrive at their destination on D-Day, June Note men coming ashore in surf and vehicles starting inland.

A girl who grew up in a concentration camp draws a picture of “Home” while living in a residence for disturbed children. Poland, 1948.

A girl who grew up in a concentration camp draws a picture of “Home” while living in a residence for disturbed children. Poland, 1948.

This photo is of Poland in 1948 of Teresa, a child in a residence for disturbed children, grew up in a concentration camp. She drew a picture of “home” on the blackboard. ~Kat Well this isnt creepy ~Kit

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The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser.

  The perfect GI. Scared, alert, courageous, well-trained. They saved millions from death and tyranny.

Looks to me like he grabbed a bit of German weaponry there. That German Weaponry is the German or MP Was the first Assault Rifle in History.

me and vance in 60+ years hopefully :)

Axel Axgil - & Eigil Axgil - were Danish gay activists & a longtime couple. In they were the first gay couple to enter a registered partnership - They adopted the surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, to express their commitment.

Auschwitz.   When something unauthorized was found on a prisoner, like an extra piece of bread, he was subjected to this punishment. The artist who painted this picture, survivor Jan Komski himself hung like this an hour a day for three consecutive days because he brought food and medicine back to the camp after a day at work.

Survivor of Auschwitz Artist Jan Komski (Polish: - Administrative Punishment

U.S. nurses walking along a beach in Normandy, France on July 4, 1944. 50 Vintage Photos of Nurses Being Awesome #Nursebuff #Vintage #Nurse

nurses walk along a beach in Normandy, France on July after they had waded through the surf from their landing craft. They are on their way to field hospitals to care for the wounded allied soldiers.” (AP) - pin by Paolo Marzioli

France, WWII.  This is one of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen in my entire life.

Thank you kiss. Elvin Harley of Kalamazoo, Michigan, of the Armored Division, gets a kiss on the cheek from a little French girl while listening to the Armored Division Band near Aboncourt in northeastern France near the Belgium border on February

zerodarkpervy:    thegist:    “… in the 20 years since, this emotionally complex photograph of a Klan-robed toddler playfully touching the riot shield of a bemused African-American state trooper has gone uncelebrated and largely unknown.”    (Photographer: Todd Robertson, 1992)

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

oorlog normandie

D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Soldiers wade through surf and Nazi gunfire to secure a beachhead during the Allied Invasion, June www.mil/d-day