Category: august

August 23, 1945. Red Army over Port Arthur.

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August 23, 1945, despite the unconditional surrender of Japan days before, a new parachute operation allowed the Red Army to recover the symbolic coastal city of Port Arthur, now Chinese territory, which the Russians had lost to Japan in the Russian-Japanese War of 1905.

An Italian civilian policeman provides an American soldier a refreshing drink of water following Operation Husky: the Allied invasion of Sicily and the capture of the town of Troina from Axis forces. August, 1943.

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A French Resistance fighter rests against a barricade made of stones from the streets of Paris, August, 1944.

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The Beatles, moments before making history on 8th August, 1969.

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The Endurance trapped in the ice during Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. August, 1915.

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Battle of Amiens. Tanks advancing. Prisoners bring in wounded wearing gas masks. August, 1918,

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Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada PA-002951

Altoona Times, Pennsylvania, February 25, 1914

A Japanese soldier puts away flowers he had prepared for the Allied soldiers, after the gift was refused. Ie Shima Airfield, 19 August, 1945

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The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Indiana, January 25, 1917

A U.S. Marine reaches through the barbed wire of a civilian containment area to give a young Japanese boy candy during the Battle of Tinian. August, 1944.

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