Camp Morton, near Indianapolis, IN. where more than 1,700 CSA died during the course of the War. Housed in unfloored barracks within an enclosure, it was impossible for prisoners to keep clean -- or to keep warm in winter because fuel was extremely scarce despite the large number of trees in the enclosure (which prisoners were forbidden to cut). by hilary
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hilary Camp Morton, near Indianapolis, IN. where more than 1,700 CSA died during the course of the War. Housed in unfloored barracks within an enclosure, it was impossible for prisoners to keep clean -- or to keep warm in winter because fuel was extremely scarce despite the large number of trees in the enclosure (which prisoners were forbidden to cut).
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A US Army soldier gives oranges to starving survivors of the Wöbbelin concentration camp: Wöbbelin concentration camp, a subcamp of Neuengamme concentration camp, was established in February 1945 to hold prisoners evacuated from other camps in order to prevent their liberation by the approaching Allied forces. At its height the camp housed approximately 5,000 inmates. Wöbbelin was liberated by American troops on May 2, 1945, who found around 1,000 corpses strewn throughout the camp. by Jus_Grace
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Jus_Grace A US Army soldier gives oranges to starving survivors of the Wöbbelin concentration camp: Wöbbelin concentration camp, a subcamp of Neuengamme concentration camp, was established in February 1945 to hold prisoners evacuated from other camps in order to prevent their liberation by the approaching Allied forces. At its height the camp housed approximately 5,000 inmates. Wöbbelin was liberated by American troops on May 2, 1945, who found around 1,000 corpses strewn throughout the camp.
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Marker showing where Geronimo died in 1909, Fort Sill, OK.  The hospital was our barracks. by young
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young Marker showing where Geronimo died in 1909, Fort Sill, OK. The hospital was our barracks.
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Dr. Oskar Dirlewanger (1895-1945) was a German military officer and the founder of the infamous Nazi SS Dirlewanger penal unit during World War II. He is closely linked to some of the worst crimes of the war. He is invariably described as an extremely notorious figure by historians and researchers, including as "a psychopathic killer and child molester", an “expert in extermination”, and a “sadist and necrophiliac". He died while in Allied custody, apparently beaten to death by his guards. by twila
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twila Dr. Oskar Dirlewanger (1895-1945) was a German military officer and the founder of the infamous Nazi SS Dirlewanger penal unit during World War II. He is closely linked to some of the worst crimes of the war. He is invariably described as an extremely notorious figure by historians and researchers, including as "a psychopathic killer and child molester", an “expert in extermination”, and a “sadist and necrophiliac". He died while in Allied custody, apparently beaten to death by his guards.
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The last chopping block and axe used to execute prisoners housed in the Tower of London.  It was used to behead the Earl of Essex, Robert by rene
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rene The last chopping block and axe used to execute prisoners housed in the Tower of London. It was used to behead the Earl of Essex, Robert
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Nancy Ward: Ghi-ga-u (Beloved Woman) of the Cherokee was a very important title. It was believed that the Supreme Beings often spoke to the people through the Ghi-ga-u, and they were given absolute power in the question of what happens to prisoners taken in war. Nancy did not hesitate to use that power. During the Revolution War she used her status to save many American prisoners that were going to be killed by Native Americans. by tina
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tina Nancy Ward: Ghi-ga-u (Beloved Woman) of the Cherokee was a very important title. It was believed that the Supreme Beings often spoke to the people through the Ghi-ga-u, and they were given absolute power in the question of what happens to prisoners taken in war. Nancy did not hesitate to use that power. During the Revolution War she used her status to save many American prisoners that were going to be killed by Native Americans.
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Women prisoners lie on thin mattresses on the floor of a barracks in the women's camp in the Theresienstadt ghetto, between 1941 and 1945. by tracy sam
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tracy sam Women prisoners lie on thin mattresses on the floor of a barracks in the women's camp in the Theresienstadt ghetto, between 1941 and 1945.
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Odiham Chalk Pit, which was used to inter French prisoners of war in the 1700's and used to hangar airships in World War Two. by rene
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rene Odiham Chalk Pit, which was used to inter French prisoners of war in the 1700's and used to hangar airships in World War Two.
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Hohenzollern Castle can be found about 30 miles south of Stuttgart, located in Southern Germany. The castle was home to the Hohenzollern family who became German emperors during the Middle Ages. During a siege in 1423 the castle was completely destroyed and a second castle was built in its place, which housed Catholic refugees during the Thirty Years’ War. The third and final version of the castle which is standing today was constructed by by bette
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bette Hohenzollern Castle can be found about 30 miles south of Stuttgart, located in Southern Germany. The castle was home to the Hohenzollern family who became German emperors during the Middle Ages. During a siege in 1423 the castle was completely destroyed and a second castle was built in its place, which housed Catholic refugees during the Thirty Years’ War. The third and final version of the castle which is standing today was constructed by
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V-2 rocket - Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets during the war, firstly London and later Antwerp and Liège. According to a 2011 BBC documentary, the attacks resulted in the deaths of an estimated 9,000 civilians and military personnel, while 12,000 forced laborers and concentration camp prisoners were killed producing the weapons. by deanna
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deanna V-2 rocket - Beginning in September 1944, over 3,000 V-2s were launched by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets during the war, firstly London and later Antwerp and Liège. According to a 2011 BBC documentary, the attacks resulted in the deaths of an estimated 9,000 civilians and military personnel, while 12,000 forced laborers and concentration camp prisoners were killed producing the weapons.
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1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died by hilary
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hilary 1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died
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Hanoi Hilton---The Hoa Loa Prison, sarcastically coined the Hanoi Hilton by American POWs, was originally built by the French to house Vietnamese political prisoners. The North Vietnamese Army later used the prison to house prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. by eve
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eve Hanoi Hilton---The Hoa Loa Prison, sarcastically coined the Hanoi Hilton by American POWs, was originally built by the French to house Vietnamese political prisoners. The North Vietnamese Army later used the prison to house prisoners of war during the Vietnam War.
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This photo of Private First Class Elvis Presley was taken at Ray Barracks in Friedberg, Germany on Sunday April 12, 1959. To mark the eighteenth anniversary of the Third Amored Division, it was Open Day/ House at Ray Barracks. It was Elvis's job on that day to drive visitors around the camp in a jeep. One of the guests was his father, Vernon. by clara
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clara This photo of Private First Class Elvis Presley was taken at Ray Barracks in Friedberg, Germany on Sunday April 12, 1959. To mark the eighteenth anniversary of the Third Amored Division, it was Open Day/ House at Ray Barracks. It was Elvis's job on that day to drive visitors around the camp in a jeep. One of the guests was his father, Vernon.
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This picture was taken in a Civil War Camp near Washington DC in 1862. Interesting thing is that it shows a soldier with his wife and children. It is hard to say if the woman had just come to visit her husband, or if she was living there in the camp. Either way, it makes an interesting picture. by edna
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edna This picture was taken in a Civil War Camp near Washington DC in 1862. Interesting thing is that it shows a soldier with his wife and children. It is hard to say if the woman had just come to visit her husband, or if she was living there in the camp. Either way, it makes an interesting picture.
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SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Kurt Meyer, here as an Obersturmbannfuehrer during the 3rd battle of Kharkov, was known as "PanzerMeyer" to his men, who would follow him "to hell and back." Upon promotion on 16 June 1944 at the age of 33 Meyer became one of the youngest divisional commanders in the Waffen-SS during WW2.Postwar, he was sentenced to death for killing Allied prisoners. His sentence was commuted and he was free in 1954. He died in 1961 of a heart attack. by jayne
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jayne SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Kurt Meyer, here as an Obersturmbannfuehrer during the 3rd battle of Kharkov, was known as "PanzerMeyer" to his men, who would follow him "to hell and back." Upon promotion on 16 June 1944 at the age of 33 Meyer became one of the youngest divisional commanders in the Waffen-SS during WW2.Postwar, he was sentenced to death for killing Allied prisoners. His sentence was commuted and he was free in 1954. He died in 1961 of a heart attack.
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German sailors at rest in Handforth Barracks prisoner of war camp, Cheshire. by ebony
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ebony German sailors at rest in Handforth Barracks prisoner of war camp, Cheshire.
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horses suffering casualties during conflicts – eight million died in the First World War by antonia
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antonia horses suffering casualties during conflicts – eight million died in the First World War
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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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Women's barracks in Auschwitz, the Nazi concentration camp in Poland by tracy sam
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tracy sam Women's barracks in Auschwitz, the Nazi concentration camp in Poland
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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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Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin's many acts of courage during the Korean War saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. In the heat of battle, he inspired his comrades with his fearlessness. And amid the inhumanity of a Chinese prisoner of war camp, he gave them hope.   Born in Hungary in 1929, Ted and his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps when he was just 13 years old. He was taken to Mauthausen Camp in by victoria
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victoria Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin's many acts of courage during the Korean War saved the lives of hundreds of his fellow soldiers. In the heat of battle, he inspired his comrades with his fearlessness. And amid the inhumanity of a Chinese prisoner of war camp, he gave them hope. Born in Hungary in 1929, Ted and his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to concentration camps when he was just 13 years old. He was taken to Mauthausen Camp in
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Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris Died February 7, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Swampscott, Mass.; assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 7 when the helicopter she was flying in crashed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. by liz
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liz Marine Capt. Jennifer J. Harris Died February 7, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Swampscott, Mass.; assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Feb. 7 when the helicopter she was flying in crashed while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
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"This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Germany, April 16, 1945." by eddie
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eddie "This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Germany, April 16, 1945."
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This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. by eddie
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eddie This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops.
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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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Execution of SS concentration camp physician Eduard Krebsach who was convicted of war crimes at the Mauthausen trial. Krebsbach was an SS concentration camp physician who initiated the mass execution of ill and unfit prisoners by heart injections. by victoria
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victoria Execution of SS concentration camp physician Eduard Krebsach who was convicted of war crimes at the Mauthausen trial. Krebsbach was an SS concentration camp physician who initiated the mass execution of ill and unfit prisoners by heart injections.
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The incredible marble mountains of Vietnam.  My husband wanted to visit here because during the war he was stationed here/near here, so he wanted to go back.  This is outside Hoi An near DaNang, Vietnam. by tamera
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tamera The incredible marble mountains of Vietnam. My husband wanted to visit here because during the war he was stationed here/near here, so he wanted to go back. This is outside Hoi An near DaNang, Vietnam.
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Auschwitz, Poland, prisoners working at a construction site near the camp. by tracy sam
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tracy sam Auschwitz, Poland, prisoners working at a construction site near the camp.
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James Ronald Chalmers (January 11, 1831 – April 9, 1898) was an American politician and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Chalmers was born near Lynchburg, Virginia, He moved as a child with his family to Jackson, Tennessee, in 1835. Three years later, his parents moved the family to Holly Springs, Mississippi. by mona
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mona James Ronald Chalmers (January 11, 1831 – April 9, 1898) was an American politician and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Chalmers was born near Lynchburg, Virginia, He moved as a child with his family to Jackson, Tennessee, in 1835. Three years later, his parents moved the family to Holly Springs, Mississippi.
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The Tuskegee Airmen were the 1st African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws.[N 1] The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction. by keisha
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keisha The Tuskegee Airmen were the 1st African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. During World War II, African Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws.[N 1] The American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to racial discrimination, both within and outside the army. Despite these adversities, they trained and flew with distinction.
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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party during the 1930s and early 1940s. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, where he was arrested and became a prisoner of war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987. by tisha
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tisha Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, (26 April 1894 – 17 August 1987), was a prominent Nazi politician who was Adolf Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party during the 1930s and early 1940s. On the eve of war with the Soviet Union, he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom, where he was arrested and became a prisoner of war. Hess was tried at Nuremberg and sentenced to life imprisonment, which he served at Spandau Prison, Berlin, where he died in 1987.
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