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LIFE. Angelo Klonis. On the cover of LIFE Book: World War II. Photo by W. Eugene Smith. For the biography of this photographer see http://elizabethfaulkmottner.blogspot.com/2013/05/w-eugene-smith.html

20 Rare Color Photos From World War II

These are some awesome pictures from the past. Really makes our history come alive. The whole website has amazing pictures. I could sit for hours. It makes me greatful for all that we have and for those who came before us.

Two brothers randomly meet during World War II. Neither knew if the other was still alive.

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An acoustic listening device used by the Dutch army for hearing enemy airplanes, between World War I and II.

A Marijuana Crop in Crittenden County, Kentucky In 1942 This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make rope. This particular crop was raised merely for the seeds, which were given back to the U.S. Government. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World…

Portrait of Captain Edward Camden: Volusia County, Florida, April 1917. "He put on his Civil War veteran's uniform and tried to register for the draft on the first day of World War I."

Animal espionage... From 1908, pigeons were fitted with cameras to take aerial photos. Photograph: Boyer / Roger Viollet / Getty images. ☀