May 08, 1945 — Two million people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II.
1945 | On August 14, 1945 — VJ Day — a jubilant sailor plants a kiss on a nurse in Times Square to celebrate the Allies' long- awaited World War II victory over Japan. Originally published (not as a cover shot, as most people assume today, but as just one in a series of "VJ Day victory celebration" images featured in the middle of the magazine) in the August 27, 1945, issue of LIFE.
World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War (22 June 1941 – 9 May 1945). Military parade on the Red Square, Moscow, Russia. 7 November 1941. Russian soldiers went to the front just after the parade. Photo by Arkady Shaikhet.
Women in Ohio celebrating VJ Day and the imminent end of World War II. The Cleveland Press headline reads 'Japanese Offer to Surrender' August 1945
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.
This is one of the most famous photographs from the Second World War. The soldier and the nurse are unknown but people have come forward to claim the fame. Apparently the nurse slapped the soldier immediately after. The event was the celebration of the end of the war and it was taken in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
Alfred Eisenstaedt, kissing the War Goodbye, Times Square, May 18th, 1945. LIFE Magazine.
Sailor Kissing Woman on V-E Day, 1945 - BE047919 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. A sailor kisses a woman on the streets of New York City in celebration of V-E Day, the day of the German surrender to the Allied forces in World War II. May 8, 1945.
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A woman staggers under her load of firewood along the Unter den Linden, a street in Berlin, Germany, in September 1945. Heavily affected by World War II, the people of Berlin have no coal to heat their homes in the winter of 1945. They are allowed to go to Grunewald Woods, which is in the U.S. sector near Zellendorf, to collect wood. Stock Photo - Corbis
Two sailors celebrating the end of World War II, (SJSU University Archives Photographic Collection)
This film was entered as evidence at the 1945 Nuremberg Trials of Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, and 22 other Nazi officials at the end of World War II.
WORLD WAR II. The Pacific Campaign. April 1945. The Battle of Okinawa (Japanese island). US soldier.
The Karabiner 98 Kurz (often abbreviated Kar98k, K98, or K98k) is a bolt action rifle chambered for the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge that was adopted in 1935 as the standard service rifle by the German Wehrmacht. It was one of the final developments in the long line of Mauser military rifles. Although supplemented by semi- and fully automatic rifles during World War II, it remained the primary German service rifle until the end of World War II in 1945.
World War II novel ‘Between Shades of Gray’ may be heading to the big screen (via EW)
"Times Square Kiss" One Kiss Times Square After ii World War. Edith Swain - Nurse in Famous Wwii "Times Square Kiss" Photo | TripAdvisor™
Children celebrate the surrender of the remaining German forces in the Netherlands with their Canadian liberators, May 5 1945
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The Female Dispatch Riders of World War II in Britain
John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where they have a small monument to him...
Dresden, Germany, aerial view, 1945. In four raids between 13 and 15 February 1945, the RAF and the USAAF dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive bombs and incendiary devices on the city.The resulting firestorm destroyed fifteen square miles (39 square kilometers) of the city center. Between 22,700 and 25,000 people were killed.Post-war discussion of whether or not the attacks were justified has led to the bombing becoming one of the
USS Oriskany – nicknamed Mighty O, The O-boat, and Toasted O – was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers completed during or shortly after World War II for the United States Navy in 1945. It was sunk off Pensacola in May 2006.
Map of the World Adjusted for the Population Size of Countries The map uses 1 grid square to represent 1 million people.
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The Road to World War Two: An in-depth and interesting overview of the events leading to the start of World War Two. The package also thoroughly covers the events early in the war from 1939 - 1940.
World War II was the deadliest war in history ... over 60 million lives were lost which constituted more than 2.5% of the humans living on earth at the time.
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