During WWII Westminster Council, London offered a prize for the best dressed shelter. These occupants have used Christmas decorations and flags, as well as portraits of the King and Queen and Winston Churchill.
A British shopkeeper hanging up a sign during the Blitz which reads, “Business as usual Mr.” London, England - 1940 (Photo by George Rodger) This is EXACTLY why should never be declared a national holiday. BUSINESS AS USUAL, AL QAEDA!
A Soviet toddler weeps over the corpse of his murdered mother, sometime in Location unknown. To me, this picture, convey the truest horror and monstrous brutality not just of the Holocaust, but of War in general.
American GIs celebrate with French wine, provided by French townspeople ecstatic at liberation, two weeks after the invasion of Normandy on June Smiles and cheers all round, but much hard fighting lies still ahead.
Creepy: King Henry IV’s partially preserved head, which was separated from its body during the French Revolution, when monarchs’ graves were desecrated. You can read more about it here as well. Those revolutionaries did not play any games.
20 Jul Operation VALKYRIE is launched in an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to overthrow the Nazi government. Lt Col Claus von Stauffenberg sets off the bomb at the Wolf's Lair field headquarters, but Hitler survives the blast and the plot fails.