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Vues d'Allemagne en janvier 1945. Dégats des bombardements - Population ... Photos : Margaret Bourke-White - LIFE Collections

Vues d'Allemagne en janvier 1945. Dégats des bombardements - Population ... Photos : Margaret Bourke-White - LIFE Collections

Bombs raining down on Kobe during the Second World War. The Bombing of Kobe Japan in World War II on March 16 and 17, 1945 was part of the strategic bombing campaign waged by the United States of America against military and civilian targets and population centers during the Japan home islands campaign in the closing stages of World War II.

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A German in a military uniform shoots at a Jewish woman after a mass execution in Mizocz, Ukraine. In October of 1942, the 1,700 people in the Mizocz ghetto fought with Ukrainian auxiliaries and German policemen who had intended to liquidate the population. About half the residents were able to flee or hide during the confusion before the uprising was finally put down. The captured survivors were taken to a ravine and shot. Photo provided by Paris' Holocaust Memorial.

A German policeman shoots individual Jewish women who remain alive in the ravine after a mass execution of Jews from the Mizocz ghetto on October Note that a woman has raised herself and turned to look at her executioner.

I Corps Also known as “Eye Corps,” this encompasses the five northernmost provinces in South Vietnam, along with two major cities — Hue and Da Nang. II Corps The Central Highlands area in South Vietnam, consisting of 12 provinces, and the largest of the four corps in size. III Corps The densely-populated area between Saigon …

Vietnam War map: Corps to corps (1968

I Corps Also known as “Eye Corps,” this encompasses the five northernmost provinces in South Vietnam, along with two major cities — Hue and Da Nang. II Corps The Central Highlands area in South Vietnam, consisting of 12 provinces, and the largest of the f

Kowloon Walled City, ungoverned Chinese settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong, comprising of 350 interconnected buildings within a plot measuring just 210 meter by 120 meter. A Chinese military fort that became an enclave after being leased to Britain in 1898. Population increased following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II and reached a peak of 33,000 residents in 1987. When it was demolished in 1993-94, it was thought to be the most densely populated place on earth.

Infographic from South China Morning Post article "Kowloon Walled City: Life in the City of Darkness"

Lee Marvin left school to join the Marine Corps, serving as a Scout Sniper in the South Pacific. Wounded during the Battle of Saipan where most of his platoon was killed. Wounded by machine gun fire, severing his sciatic nerve, he was awarded the Purple Heart medal and given a medical discharge. Marvin died of a heart attack in 1987 and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His headstone reads “Lee Marvin, PFC US Marine Corps, World War II”. Once a Marine, always a Marine.

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Lee Marvin in Combat. Lee Marvin was in the Marines and was wounded during the battle of Saipan. He was not a sergeant as shown in this picture but was a private.

 Government Printing Office for the War Manpower Commission, 1944  Found at; http://questionableadvice.tumblr.com/

World War II poster. How many posters were around, countless? Making these posters promoted women to enlist in war. Or, get a job related to war.

as of 2011-At any given time in the past decade, less than 1 percent of the American population has been on active military duty, compared with 9 percent of Americans who were in uniform in World War II.

Civilian-Military Gap Grows as Fewer Americans Serve

as of any given time in the past decade, less than 1 percent of the American population has been on active military duty, compared with 9 percent of Americans who were in uniform in World War II.

Canadian Troops enter a village where a week earlier German soldiers had massacred the entire Male population. San Pancrazio, Italy, July 16, 1944.

Canadian Troops enter a village where a week earlier German soldiers had massacred the entire Male population. San Pancrazio, Italy, July Pin by Paolo Marzioli

British poster, 1943: Danger. Don't Touch.

World War II Poster (British) ya know, because the first thing anyone wants to do is throw a stone at a bomb.

During World War II, before James Arness portrayed U.S. mar-shall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, he was the first American soldier to jump off his boat at the Anzio beachhead. He was ordered to do so by his commanding officer because, standing at 6’8", Arness was the tallest man in his company, and the water’s depth needed to be tested as a safety precaution.

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James Arness served as a rifleman with the U. Infantry Division, and was severely wounded during Operation Shingle, at Anzio, Italy. He wanted to be a pilot but was too tall.

The overwhelming majority of Indians welcomed the opportunity to serve. The combined figure of 44,500 was more than ten percent of the Native American population during the war years. This represented one-third of all able-bodied Indian men from 18 to 50 years of age. In some tribes, the percentage of men in the military reached as high as 70 percent. Also, several hundred Indian women served in the WACS, WAVES, and Army Nurse Corps.

Native American code talkers WWII - American Indian code talkers used their Native languages to serve their country and continue the warrior tradition during World Wars I and II.

Learn about African American studies from World War I to World War II with videos from NBC Learn!

Aaron Mankin join Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss why veterans are drawing attention to military suicides and asking for Congress’ help in preventing them.

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