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Major Julian Cook was an officer in the United States army who gained fame for his crossing of the Waal river during Operation Market Garden.

Julian Aaron Cook (October 1916 - June was an officer in the United States army who gained fame for his crossing of the Waal river during Operation Market Garden. He was played by Robert Redford.

British Army officers pose next to projectiles fired by the "Dora" railway gun. Dora and its sibling "Gustav" were 80 cm guns developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the purpose of destroying the French Maginot Line fortifications. The guns could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 km (29 mi). Gustav was captured by US troops and cut up whilst Dora was destroyed near the end of the war in 1945 to avoid capture by the Red Army.

British Army officers pose next to projectiles fired by the "Dora" railway gun. Dora and its sibling "Gustav" were 80 cm guns developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the purpose of destroying the French Maginot Line fortifications. The guns could fire shells weighing seven tonnes to a range of 47 km (29 mi). Gustav was captured by US troops and cut up whilst Dora was destroyed near the end of the war in 1945 to avoid capture by the Red Army.

German officers next to a group of Red Army POWs. The photo was found in an album belonging to a corporal in 24.Infantry Division. All photos were from the period 1941-43. Note the senior officer on the left (most likely a colonel) holding a riding whip (?) and the officer resting on the bicycle. The POWs look unhappy, to say the lest.

German officers next to a group of Red Army POWs. The photo was found in an album belonging to a corporal in 24.Infantry Division. All photos were from the period 1941-43. Note the senior officer on the left (most likely a colonel) holding a riding whip (?) and the officer resting on the bicycle. The POWs look unhappy, to say the lest.

Arnhem, Holland. Airborne Museum - ex Hartenstein Hotel, WWII Operation Market Garden (A Bridge Too Far)

Arnhem, Holland. Airborne Museum - ex Hartenstein Hotel, WWII Operation Market Garden (A Bridge Too Far)

Joseph R. Beyrle (August 25, 1923 – December 12, 2004) is thought to be the only American soldier to have served with both the United States Army and the Soviet Army in World War II. Born in Muskegon, Michigan, Beyrle graduated from high school in 1942 with the promise of a scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, but enlisted in the army instead.

Joseph Beyrle - a US soldier who fought in both the US and the Soviet Army. He was a paratrooper, captured by the Nazis, escaped towards Poland and hooked up with a Soviet Tang Regiment.

Sgt. Mike Sovan was the commander of a Sherman tank. He served with the 15th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division in Patton's 3rd Army during World War II. He lost four tanks to German 88s, received three Purple Hearts, two Silver Stars, and a Bronze Star with a "V" for valor among  his many commendations.

Mike Sovan, a Sherman tank commander, and his men had just crossed the Nied River in France during World War II as part of Gen. George Patton’s Army when their third tank was shot out from…

Marthe nee Hoffnungs Cohn, French spy WWII code name 'Mademoiselle Lenotre' worked for Colonel Fabien of the First French Army of the Resistance

Marthe nee Hoffnungs Cohn, French spy WWII code name 'Mademoiselle Lenotre' worked for Colonel Fabien of the First French Army of the Resistance

Chaing Kai-Shek (L) and Mao Tse-Tung ® pose for an official photo in the WWII years when both shared the Japanese as a common enemy. After the defeat of Japan, the two men waged a civil war for control of China. Mao’s Red Army pushed Chang’s KMT out of mainland China to Taiwan.

Chaing Kai-Shek (L) and Mao Tse-Tung ® pose for an official photo in the WWII years when both shared the Japanese as a common enemy. After the defeat of Japan, the two men waged a civil war for control of China. Mao’s Red Army pushed Chang’s KMT out.

Paula Lebovics survived the camp and points at herself on a picture taken the day the camp was liberated

Survivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversary

Amazing truths told by people who had to live them. Paula Lebovics points to herself in a group photo taken the day that Auschwitz was freed by the Soviet army, 70 years later.

Forrest Guth and Floyd Talbert with locals on D-day morning. Poor Forrest Guth was not mentioned in Band of Brothers because producers thought it sounded too much like Forrest Gump :(

Forrest Guth and Floyd Talbert with locals on D-day morning. Poor Forrest Guth was not mentioned in the Band of Brothers movies because producers thought it sounded too much like Forrest Gump.

Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Russian Army.  She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before dying of wounds at age 20.  She served part of the time in an all-women sniper unit.  Before the war she was a kindergarten teacher.

Senior Sergeant Roza Shanina was a sniper in the WWII Russian Army. She racked up at least 54 kills of German soldiers before dying of wounds at age She served part of the time in an all-women sniper unit. Before the war she was a kindergarten teacher.

World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 4th Photo Squadron, guarding with a Very pistol, Cpl. Donald Krasno (Photo Lab Tech) Italy, 1944 or 1945

World War Two, United States Army Air Force (U.S.A.A.F.), 5th Photo Reconnaissance Group, 4th Photo Squadron, guarding with a Very pistol, Cpl. Donald Krasno (Photo Lab Tech) Italy, 1944 or 1945

Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Palestine who parachuted into Yugoslavia to save the Hungarian Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz.  She was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed by a firing quad. Hannah never revealed the details of her mission. Her poem "Eli, Eli" is a very famous Hebrew song.

Hannah Senesh “I could have been 23 next July I gambled on what mattered most, the dice were cast.

Dead guards at Dachau                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Executed German soldiers and camp guards at Dachau. I have been to Dachau

Generaloberst Ewald von Kleist with italian officers.

Ewald von Kleist confers with Italian officers on the Eastern Front, Fall