Bomb Sight is an interactive map of the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. You can use the map to explore and search for different bomb locations across London. You can see what type of bomb it was, when it fell, and you can read people’s stories and see historic images that relate the area at the time of the bombing.
Recently Discovered Pictures Detail The Horrors Of The Nazi Retreat
Leonard George Siffleet was an Australian commando of World War II. Posted to M Special Unit of the Services Reconnaissance Department, Siffleet was on a mission in Papua New Guinea when he and two Ambonese companions were captured by partisan tribesmen and handed over to the Japanese. All three men were interrogated, tortured and later beheaded. A photograph of Siffleet's impending execution became an enduring image of the war.
31 Jan 45: US Army Private Eddie Slovik is executed by firing squad for desertion, the only one since the American Civil War. Although over 21,000 American soldiers were given varying sentences for desertion during World War II, including 49 death sentences, Private Edward Donald Slovik's was the only death sentence carried out. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0131&s=450131 #WWII
Helmut Oberlander. Member of a Nazi death squad that executed 91,678 people in southern Russia. He emigrated to Canada. Authorities started deportation process against him in 1995, causing him to flee to the US. He was tracked by Eli Rosenbaum and returned to Canada on May 8, 1995. His citizenship was revoked in 2008, He appealed, contending that he had been forcibly conscripted when he was only 17.
France after D-Day: Astonishing online archive of pictures shows the horror, devastation and moments of humanity in the aftermath of the liberation by Allied forces