World War II ~ The Statue of Liberty, photographed during a blackout in 1942 — an eloquent expression of the nation's mood in the first full year of a global conflict with no real end in sight. by ruby
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ruby World War II ~ The Statue of Liberty, photographed during a blackout in 1942 — an eloquent expression of the nation's mood in the first full year of a global conflict with no real end in sight.
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Ann Agnes Bernatitus (January 21, 1912 – March 3, 2003) was a United States Navy nurse who served during World War II. In October 1942, she became the first American recipient of the Legion of Merit (legionnaire) for her heroism during the siege of Bataan and Corregidor from December 1941 through April 1942. by leola
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leola Ann Agnes Bernatitus (January 21, 1912 – March 3, 2003) was a United States Navy nurse who served during World War II. In October 1942, she became the first American recipient of the Legion of Merit (legionnaire) for her heroism during the siege of Bataan and Corregidor from December 1941 through April 1942.
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Judy Garland visits a soldier during World War II. (1942) by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Judy Garland visits a soldier during World War II. (1942)
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This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II. by reyna
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reyna This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.
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NY, NY- The silhouette of the Statue of Liberty in the World War II era, January 1943. by Lauren Ford
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Lauren Ford NY, NY- The silhouette of the Statue of Liberty in the World War II era, January 1943.
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Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942. by ruby
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ruby Soviet Pe-2 bomber and crew. Soviet pilots preparing for a flight in a Pe-2 bomber during World War II. This bomber was built by the design bureau led by Soviet aviation engineer Vladimir Petlyakov (1891-1942). Photographed in Russia in June 1942.
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Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near by donnakorm
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donnakorm Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near
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Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near
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Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Betty “Tack” Blake was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot during World War II and a graduate of the first graduating class in 1943 near
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TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943. by lou
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lou TED WILLIAMS (1918-2002). American baseball player. Photographed in the cockpit of a Grumman F9F-6 Panther fighter plane, while a pilot for the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, c1943.
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The I-27 was a type B1 submarine of The Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. She was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942. On May 18, 1942, I-27 embarks a HA-14, a Type A midget submarine and its crew from submarine carrier CHIYODA. She departs Truk with I-22 and I-24 on her second war patrol to participate in the attack on Sydney. by lena
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lena The I-27 was a type B1 submarine of The Imperial Japanese Navy which saw service during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. She was commissioned at Sasebo, Japan on February 24, 1942. On May 18, 1942, I-27 embarks a HA-14, a Type A midget submarine and its crew from submarine carrier CHIYODA. She departs Truk with I-22 and I-24 on her second war patrol to participate in the attack on Sydney.
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a sailor kissed a stranger in Times Square at the end of World War II by Eva0707
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Eva0707 a sailor kissed a stranger in Times Square at the end of World War II
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Drawing of IJN battleship Kongo in her 1944 configuration. Kongō (金剛, "indestructible", named for Mount Kongō) was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. She was the first battlecruiser of the Kongō class, among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. The Kongō fought in a large number of major naval actions of the Pacific War during World War II. by sandy
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sandy Drawing of IJN battleship Kongo in her 1944 configuration. Kongō (金剛, "indestructible", named for Mount Kongō) was a warship of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War I and World War II. She was the first battlecruiser of the Kongō class, among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. The Kongō fought in a large number of major naval actions of the Pacific War during World War II.
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World War One German soldiers and dogs don gas masks in Reims, France during World War I in 1916. Only one year earlier, poison gas was deployed for the first time in war on a mass scale by the Germans in Ypres, Belgium. The battle marked the birth of weapons of mass destruction. by christa
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christa World War One German soldiers and dogs don gas masks in Reims, France during World War I in 1916. Only one year earlier, poison gas was deployed for the first time in war on a mass scale by the Germans in Ypres, Belgium. The battle marked the birth of weapons of mass destruction.
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A soldier in a trench during the First World War writes letters home, 1914. by georgina
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georgina A soldier in a trench during the First World War writes letters home, 1914.
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Anna Frank (1929-1945). Her famous diary chronicles the events of her life from June 1942 until 1944, during the II World War. by christa
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christa Anna Frank (1929-1945). Her famous diary chronicles the events of her life from June 1942 until 1944, during the II World War.
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The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber used by many Allied air forces during the World War II.   The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the 18 April 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.    This North American B-25 Mitchell is called Russell's Raider.    Video and picture of the B-25 Mitchell taked at La Comina Aerocentenaria Airshow by vivian
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vivian The North American B-25 Mitchell was an American twin-engined medium bomber used by many Allied air forces during the World War II. The B-25 first gained fame as the bomber used in the 18 April 1942 Doolittle Raid, in which 16 B-25Bs led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle attacked mainland Japan, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This North American B-25 Mitchell is called Russell's Raider. Video and picture of the B-25 Mitchell taked at La Comina Aerocentenaria Airshow
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Crowds of French civilians fill the Place de la Concorde during a parade in celebration of the liberation of Paris during World War II, by Selkie~gal
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Selkie~gal Crowds of French civilians fill the Place de la Concorde during a parade in celebration of the liberation of Paris during World War II,
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People at entrance of a public shelter watch enemy planes during a daytime raid in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1940. (George Rodger) by lemai13
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lemai13 People at entrance of a public shelter watch enemy planes during a daytime raid in London during The Blitz of World War II in 1940. (George Rodger)
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Fritz Freitag (28 April 1894 in Allenstein - 10 May 1945 in Graz) was a Brigadeführer in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was the commander of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division Galicia and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He committed suicide at the end of the war in May 1945. by bette
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bette Fritz Freitag (28 April 1894 in Allenstein - 10 May 1945 in Graz) was a Brigadeführer in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was the commander of the 14th Waffen Grenadier Division Galicia and awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He committed suicide at the end of the war in May 1945.
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The Messerschmitt Bf 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War (1939) and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II (1945). It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 ... by janie
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janie The Messerschmitt Bf 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft that was the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force.The Bf 109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War (1939) and was still in service at the dawn of the jet age at the end of World War II (1945). It was one of the most advanced fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 ...
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London, 1940. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II - News vendor outside Selfridges. by brandy
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brandy London, 1940. Life in London during The Blitz of World War II - News vendor outside Selfridges.
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Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal. by marcia
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marcia Brian Keith - joined the United States Marine Corps (1942–1945). He served during World War II as an air gunner (he was a radio-gunner in the rear cockpit of a two-man Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber in a U.S. Marine squadron), and received an Air Medal.
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World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine. by lena
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lena World War II: Battle of Midway and the Aleutian Campaign - In Focus - The damaged carrier USS Yorktown on her way to port during the battle of Midway june 4, 1942, however she never made it as she was sunk after a torpedo hit from a Japanese submarine.
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George Washington: general during the Revolutionary War against the British, and eventually our nation's first president. by jill
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jill George Washington: general during the Revolutionary War against the British, and eventually our nation's first president.
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Enigma Machine - Enigma Machine    During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet the Allies were eventually able to crack its code. By end of the war, 10 percent of all German Enigma communications were decoded at Bletchley Park, in England, on the world’s first electromagnetic computers. by Cenika
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Cenika Enigma Machine - Enigma Machine During World War II, the Germans used the Enigma, a cipher machine, to develop nearly unbreakable codes for sending messages. The Enigma's settings offered 150,000,000,000,000,000,000 possible solutions, yet the Allies were eventually able to crack its code. By end of the war, 10 percent of all German Enigma communications were decoded at Bletchley Park, in England, on the world’s first electromagnetic computers.
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The Korean War was the first war in which a world organization, the United Nations, played a military role. The conflict presented a challenge to the U.N., which had come into existence just five years before the war began. by geraldine
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geraldine The Korean War was the first war in which a world organization, the United Nations, played a military role. The conflict presented a challenge to the U.N., which had come into existence just five years before the war began.
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Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.  That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II. by TamidP
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TamidP Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
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Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.  That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II. by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job. That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
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War rationing – carrots on a stick war rationing was just a way of life during World War II in the UK. One of the luxuries to hit the rationing list was sugar and with no sugar, there was no ice cream. But the official wartime substitute for ice-cream was a carrot on a stick. Many British children born just before the war didn’t discover what ice-cream was until the war was over and the rationing stopped. The photos are from 1941. by LiesbethLap
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LiesbethLap War rationing – carrots on a stick war rationing was just a way of life during World War II in the UK. One of the luxuries to hit the rationing list was sugar and with no sugar, there was no ice cream. But the official wartime substitute for ice-cream was a carrot on a stick. Many British children born just before the war didn’t discover what ice-cream was until the war was over and the rationing stopped. The photos are from 1941.
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USS Orca (AVP-49) was a United States Navy seaplane tender in commission from 1944 to 1947 and from 1951 to 1960. She saw service during the latter stages of World War II and during the Cold War. #9A by sarahx
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sarahx USS Orca (AVP-49) was a United States Navy seaplane tender in commission from 1944 to 1947 and from 1951 to 1960. She saw service during the latter stages of World War II and during the Cold War. #9A
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