Category: wwii

A couple sleeping in a Morrison shelter used as protection from…

A couple sleeping in a Morrison shelter used as protection from collapsing homes during the WWII ‘Blitz’ bombing raids.

Fingerprinting at the Federal Armory during WW…

Fingerprinting at the Federal Armory during WWII, 1944-45.

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Two United States nurses carry heavy combat pa…

Two United States nurses carry heavy combat packs on a eight-mile hike through the jungle of the India-Burma border area as part of their training before taking up front-line was assignments. Before reporting for duty the American nurses learn how to combat jungle hazards and how to care both for themselves and their patients under all conditions.

Hat Check Girls at the Serviceman’s Dance

Boston, 1942.

The Most Embarrassing Way To Sink A Ship

The HMS Effingham was sunk with a pencil. On May 18, 1940, the Royal Navy cruiser was escorting a troop convoy near Bodø, Norway, when she struck a large rock and had to be scuttled. The rock was well known and appeared on the ship’s chart. But the navigator had obscured it with a pencil line in drawing the ship’s passage on the map, and the HMS Effingham ran directly onto it.

No one was killed; the crew were evacuated and an accompanying destroyer finished her with a torpedo.

WWII ambulance driver in the British Women&rsq…

WWII ambulance driver in the British Women’s Auxiliary Army, France, April 1940

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Historical photos from the 1940s and 1950s show how huge the…

Historical photos from the 1940s and 1950s show how huge the baby boom was!

Breathtaking colorized photos show the horror of the war in the…

Breathtaking colorized photos show the horror of the war in the Pacific during World War II.

Meet the Polish-Jewish ballerina who shot Nazis on her way to…

Meet the Polish-Jewish ballerina who shot Nazis on her way to the gas chamber.

Fearful 16-year-old German soldier crying tears of defeat, after…

Fearful 16-year-old German soldier crying tears of defeat, after being captured by the US 9th Army in Germany, 1945.