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Green Howard Stanley Hollis of Middlesbrough. The only winner of a Victoria Cross on D Day.

Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

Disfigured Soldiers of World War I - - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Graphic depiction of the impacts of modern warfare.

Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson, Royal Flying Corps, winner of the Victoria Cross, was the first British pilot to shoot down a German airship over England.

Captain William Leefe Robinson received the VC for his courage after shooting down the first German Zeppelin destroyed over Britain in World War One.C ever awarded for an action in Britain itself.

Lilian Rolfe 1914-1945. British spy in WW2, wireless operator, reported on German troop movements, took part in  French Resistance missions. Executed at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.

Lilian Rolfe British spy in wireless operator, reported on German troop movements, took part in French Resistance missions. Executed at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.

María Mandel fue una guardia femenina de las SS nazis con alto rango en el campo de exterminio de Auschwitz (Polonia). Fue la responsable de la muerte de, aproximadamente, 500.000 mujeres judías, gitanas y prisioneras políticas. Fue ejecutada por crímenes contra la humanidad. .

Segunda Guerra Mundial: Mujeres criminales alemanas

Maria Mandel after her arrest by US troops in Top ranking official at Aushwitz-Birkenau Extermination Camp responsible for deaths of over female prisoners.

Йозеф Якобс - последний казнённый в лондонском Тауэре. - 15 августа 1941 года немецкий шпион-парашютист Йозеф Якобс, захваченный в Великобритании 1 февраля 1941, был расстрелян в лондонском Тауэре, Великобритания. Он был последним человеком, которого казнили в Тауэре.

15 Aug German spy Josef Jakobs, captured earlier in Britain on 01 Feb 41 upon parachuting into England, is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London in England. He becomes the last person to be executed there.

Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC). Awarded to all ranks of the RN, RM, Army, and RAF in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy.

Awarded to all ranks of the RN, RM, Army, and RAF in recognition of acts of conspicuous gallantry during active operations against the enemy.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945 Men of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 36th Infantry Division man a position by the River Mu's weir in anticipation of an enemy counter attack January 1945.

THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945 Men of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Infantry Division, man a position by the River Mu's weir in anticipation of an enemy counter attack, January

Henry Tandey, VC, DCM, MM (30 August 1891 – 20 December 1977) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was the most highly decorated British private of the First World War.

TIL Hitler claimed to have been spared by British soldier Henry Tandey. Tandey recalled that a weary German soldier wandered into his line of fire. He was wounded and did not even attempt to raise his own rifle. Tandey chose not to shoot.

George Cross (GC). Awarded to the highest gallantry award for civilians, the GC is also awarded to military personnel for those acts for which military honours would not normally granted, such as acts of gallantry not in presence of the enemy.

The George Cross –Established September Awarded for ''. acts of the Greatest heroism or of the most conspicuous courage in circumstances of extreme danger.

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Jean-Paul Laurens’s recreates the Cadaver Synod in this painting

Clockwise from top left: Victoria Cross recipients Harcus Strachan, Edmund De Wind, George McKean, Joseph Kaeble and Gordon Flowerdew. November 1917 saw the beginning of the turning point in the fortunes of World War I. The Russian Revolution earned Germany peace with the Bolsheviks, which freed up enough troops from the east...

Canada & the Victoria Cross Cambrai And The Great Retreat: Part 10 of 18

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Boys from Coventry. Young boys who were dug out from the rubble of their destroyed homes the morning after a Luftwaffe bombing; Coventry, England - 15 November 1940 Photo by George Rodger

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