The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II ended with the evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A huge force of Allied soldiers were cut off in northern France by the German army as it advanced to the English Channel coast at Calais. Over 330,000 Allied troops... by marcy
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marcy The Battle of Dunkirk during World War II ended with the evacuation of British and Allied forces in Europe from May 26 to June 4, 1940. A huge force of Allied soldiers were cut off in northern France by the German army as it advanced to the English Channel coast at Calais. Over 330,000 Allied troops...
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THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940. Troops on their way to the port at Brest during the evacuation of British forces from France, June 1940. by marcy
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marcy THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE 1940. Troops on their way to the port at Brest during the evacuation of British forces from France, June 1940.
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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day by lemai13
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lemai13 D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. www.army.mil/d-day
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Dunkirk evacuation. Allied troops wade through water to board ships evacuating from Dunkirk, France, 1940. Brittanica by marcy
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marcy Dunkirk evacuation. Allied troops wade through water to board ships evacuating from Dunkirk, France, 1940. Brittanica
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British evacuation of Dunkirk by carole
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carole British evacuation of Dunkirk
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German mounted troops trot down a Parisian avenue near Arc de Triomphe, June 1940. The French, despite deploying the largest army in Europe, with armored and air forces to match, capitulated within weeks of the German attack. by marcy
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marcy German mounted troops trot down a Parisian avenue near Arc de Triomphe, June 1940. The French, despite deploying the largest army in Europe, with armored and air forces to match, capitulated within weeks of the German attack.
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Two young German Wehrmacht soldiers surrender to Allied forces along a roadside during the Battle of the Bulge. If you look carefully, the soldier on the right is wearing US gaiters. The battle was Germany’s planned offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important Belgian harbor city of Antwerp from the Allies. The Battle of the Bulge is one of the most important Batlle in the entire World War 2. Photo taken Near Snamont, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 1 January 1945. by aline
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aline Two young German Wehrmacht soldiers surrender to Allied forces along a roadside during the Battle of the Bulge. If you look carefully, the soldier on the right is wearing US gaiters. The battle was Germany’s planned offensive with the primary goal to recapture the important Belgian harbor city of Antwerp from the Allies. The Battle of the Bulge is one of the most important Batlle in the entire World War 2. Photo taken Near Snamont, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 1 January 1945.
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Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy. by carrie
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carrie Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy.
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Helmets of British and French soldiers left at Dunkirk, 1940. by millicent
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millicent Helmets of British and French soldiers left at Dunkirk, 1940.
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Entering their fourth year of war against Japan, Chinese military forces were strengthening their air force, producing their own armaments, and training their officers in the methods of modern war. Here, Chinese cadets in full battle dress, they favor the German type of steel helmet, on parade somewhere in China, on July 11, 1940. by matilda
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matilda Entering their fourth year of war against Japan, Chinese military forces were strengthening their air force, producing their own armaments, and training their officers in the methods of modern war. Here, Chinese cadets in full battle dress, they favor the German type of steel helmet, on parade somewhere in China, on July 11, 1940.
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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. #WWII #War #Normandy by marcy
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marcy D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Medics attend to wounded soldiers on Utah Beach in France during the Allied Invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944. #WWII #War #Normandy
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Soviet soldiers battle Hungarian and German forces during the Siege of Budapest. The siege began when Budapest was first encircled on 29 December 1944 by the Soviet Army and the Romanian Army (Romania had switched allegiances following a coup d’état, which deposed the pro-Axis Antonescu regime in August 1944). The siege ended when the city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. February 1945. Image taken by famed Russian war by anne
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anne Soviet soldiers battle Hungarian and German forces during the Siege of Budapest. The siege began when Budapest was first encircled on 29 December 1944 by the Soviet Army and the Romanian Army (Romania had switched allegiances following a coup d’état, which deposed the pro-Axis Antonescu regime in August 1944). The siege ended when the city unconditionally surrendered on 13 February 1945. February 1945. Image taken by famed Russian war
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Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War by marcy
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marcy Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War
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June 6 1865 William Clarke Quantrill dies of wounds suffered in May...Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers. Quantrill was 24 when he died. by tracey
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tracey June 6 1865 William Clarke Quantrill dies of wounds suffered in May...Quantrill was badly wounded in a skirmish with Union forces, and he died on this day in 1865. Since Quantrill's men were guerillas rather than legitimate soldiers, they were denied the general amnesty given to the Confederate army after the war ended. Some, like Frank and Jesse James, took this as an excuse to become criminals and bank robbers. Quantrill was 24 when he died.
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Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War by marcy
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marcy Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War
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1940 London at War - The Blitz    1940 Scene of London after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain. by staci
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staci 1940 London at War - The Blitz 1940 Scene of London after heavy German air raid bombing attacks during the Battle of Britain.
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German soldiers march before a "Tiger" tank during the Battle of Kursk in June or July of 1943. (Deutsches Bundesarchiv/German Federal Archive) by sonia
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sonia German soldiers march before a "Tiger" tank during the Battle of Kursk in June or July of 1943. (Deutsches Bundesarchiv/German Federal Archive)
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Europe 1940-1944 - Three Roma (Gypsy) boys comfort one another in front of a unit of German soldiers. The location and date in Europe are unknown. It most likely took place  during a deportation round up to a concentration camp or ghetto. The genocide of Gypsies during the war is called the Porajmos, which means the “devouring” or the ”destruction" in the Romani language. by christa
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christa Europe 1940-1944 - Three Roma (Gypsy) boys comfort one another in front of a unit of German soldiers. The location and date in Europe are unknown. It most likely took place during a deportation round up to a concentration camp or ghetto. The genocide of Gypsies during the war is called the Porajmos, which means the “devouring” or the ”destruction" in the Romani language.
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German soldiers surround a captured French heavy 240 mm howitzer "Saint-Chamond" Model 84. Several of these howitzers captured during the invasion of France in 1940 were put to service by the Germans under the designation  K 556(f) and were deployed along the Atlantic Wall. Photo taken in June 1940. by kathie
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kathie German soldiers surround a captured French heavy 240 mm howitzer "Saint-Chamond" Model 84. Several of these howitzers captured during the invasion of France in 1940 were put to service by the Germans under the designation K 556(f) and were deployed along the Atlantic Wall. Photo taken in June 1940.
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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore Jr. Moore is best known as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang, in 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is the author of "We Were Soldiers Once And Young," which was adapted into the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers" by diane.smith
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diane.smith Retired Army Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" Moore Jr. Moore is best known as the lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang, in 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is the author of "We Were Soldiers Once And Young," which was adapted into the 2002 film "We Were Soldiers"
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Horsemen rode out and began setting fire to several military amakhanda (military barracks), when the Zulu army (consisting of between 15 000 and 20 000 warriors) launched its attack on the British Square at the Battle of Ulundi. After desperate fighting, during which time the Zulus advanced to within 30 metres of the square, they were driven off with heavy losses. This was the final Battle of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. by leona
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leona Horsemen rode out and began setting fire to several military amakhanda (military barracks), when the Zulu army (consisting of between 15 000 and 20 000 warriors) launched its attack on the British Square at the Battle of Ulundi. After desperate fighting, during which time the Zulus advanced to within 30 metres of the square, they were driven off with heavy losses. This was the final Battle of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.
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American troops arriving in Northern Ireland, these were the first Americans to arrive in Europe after the US declared war. by lynnette
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lynnette American troops arriving in Northern Ireland, these were the first Americans to arrive in Europe after the US declared war.
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Soldiers, probably from the 12th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, seen in a British communication trench in Ploegsteert Wood, during the Battle of Messines, 11th June 1917. by christine
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christine Soldiers, probably from the 12th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment, seen in a British communication trench in Ploegsteert Wood, during the Battle of Messines, 11th June 1917.
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The Japanese carrier Hiryu maneuvers to avoid bombs dropped by Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortresses during the Battle of Midway, on June 4, 1942. (NARA) by josephine
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josephine The Japanese carrier Hiryu maneuvers to avoid bombs dropped by Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortresses during the Battle of Midway, on June 4, 1942. (NARA)
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A US paratrooper packs his parachute after jumping over Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy, western France, on June 3, 2012, during the ceremonies of the the D-Day's 66th anniversary. Some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944 during the World War II , event  which changed the course of history. An estimated 10,000 Allied troops were left dead, wounded or missing, while Germany lost between 4,000 and 9,000, and thousands of French by deanna
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deanna A US paratrooper packs his parachute after jumping over Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy, western France, on June 3, 2012, during the ceremonies of the the D-Day's 66th anniversary. Some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944 during the World War II , event which changed the course of history. An estimated 10,000 Allied troops were left dead, wounded or missing, while Germany lost between 4,000 and 9,000, and thousands of French
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A US Veteran shows a picture which represented him on June 3, 1944 in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy, western France, as he takes part, on June 3, 2012 in this town, in the ceremonies of the the D-Day's 66th anniversary. Some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944 during the World War II , event  which changed the course of history. An estimated 10,000 Allied troops were left dead, wounded or missing, while Germany lost between by deanna
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deanna A US Veteran shows a picture which represented him on June 3, 1944 in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandy, western France, as he takes part, on June 3, 2012 in this town, in the ceremonies of the the D-Day's 66th anniversary. Some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944 during the World War II , event which changed the course of history. An estimated 10,000 Allied troops were left dead, wounded or missing, while Germany lost between
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A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940. by mavis
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mavis A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940.
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Little Big Man was  at  Battle of Little Bighorn  , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876  Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law. by vera
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vera Little Big Man was at Battle of Little Bighorn , was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. on June 25 and 26, 1876 Crazy Horse and Chief Gall,Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake)Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law.
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U.S. soldiers scale the seawall of Utah Beach in Normandy during one of the bloodiest battle during the Second World War. Photo dated June 6, 1944. Photo: US National Archives WWII by marcy
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marcy U.S. soldiers scale the seawall of Utah Beach in Normandy during one of the bloodiest battle during the Second World War. Photo dated June 6, 1944. Photo: US National Archives WWII
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Normandy, France. 7th May 2013 -- Remains of bunker Aleman. -- Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II. The beach is located on the coast of Normandy, France. by lemai13
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lemai13 Normandy, France. 7th May 2013 -- Remains of bunker Aleman. -- Omaha Beach is the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II. The beach is located on the coast of Normandy, France.
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D-Day    During World War II the allied forces planned to create a two front-war by continuing the battle on the east. Also to start a new battle on the western front. In June 1944 the United States, United Kingdom, and a few other countries started the attack. Operation Overload also known as D-Day. by tammie
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tammie D-Day During World War II the allied forces planned to create a two front-war by continuing the battle on the east. Also to start a new battle on the western front. In June 1944 the United States, United Kingdom, and a few other countries started the attack. Operation Overload also known as D-Day.
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