Displaying 51 - 100 of 391 photos from 1940:

Red Army Marshal Semyon Budyonny with his son Sergey, 1940
Italian soldiers on the Alps place a piece of artillery. Western Front 1940.
Portrait of Republic of China and Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek hangs on the Tiananmen. Beijing, Republic of China. Photo taken before 1940.
Crowd at Coney Island Beach. Photo by Weegee, 1940
P-40 fighters coming off the assembly at the Curtiss-Wright assembly line in Buffalo, New York in 1940. Original Kodachrome
A helmeted bulldog guarding a family outside a block of flats during the Blitz, 15th October 1940.
Puzzled civilians watch German soldiers march unopposed down the main street of Oslo during the occupation of Norway April 9th 1940. In the background the royal castle Nazi Traitor Vidkun Quisling would use as his office during the war. More on the Game-changing history podcast
“Keep Calm and Carry On”- A Spotter looking for German air raids during Charlton v Arsenal match, London 1940.
Syrian bishop's corpse seated during his funeral, taken around 1940.
Britain, 1940: The children of hop-pickers take cover in a trench in Kent, whilst watching a dogfight overhead during the Battle of Britain.
"Stairs of Death": prisoners forced to carry a granite block that weight as much as 50 kilograms (110 pounds) up 186 steps to the top of the quarry in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Early 1940's. .
Winston Churchill handling a 'Tommy gun' during an inspection of invasion coastal defences near Hartlepool, County Durham, England. 1940
Mug Shot of Witold Pilecki taken at Auschwitz after allowing himself to be captured by the occupying Nazis in order to infiltrate and expose the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Taken on 1 January 1940 - Roughly 8 years before being tortured and executed by Communists.
Dogfight above St Paul's Cathedral during the Battle of Britain, London, 1940.
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and King George VI amidst the rubble with workers, viewing the damage caused by the bombing of Buckingham Palace during the Blitz - 10 September 1940
My great grandfather being enrolled in the army to fight in WW2. He died in 1941 in a gulag somewhere in Siberia. Photo taken circa 1940
A Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter being put into a wind tunnel at the “Hermann Goering” Aviation Research Institute, Braunschweig, Germany, 1940.
Indian pilots called up to fight in the Battle of Britain are welcomed by a policeman at the train station, October 1940.
American radio commentator Eric Sevareid broadcasting live during an air-raid. Dover, 1940.
"Between Bakersfield and Fresno, California. On the Freights. Twenty years old and he has been hopping freight cars on the bum for two years", 11 April 1940
War hero Birger Eriksen some time after 1945, famous for taking matters into his own hands sinking the invading heavy Nazi cruiser "Blücher" during the invasion of Norway April 9th 1940. He was supposed to have said: “Either I will be decorated, or I will be court martialed. Fire"
A Christmas Party in an underground shelter in London, December 25, 1940
"A German air force officer talking to a British policeman in a Jersey street shortly after the occupation of the island (1940)". Photographs of the iconic British bobby cooperating with Reich authorities had immense propaganda value for the Germans
Wilm Hosenfeld, a German officer in WWII who was known for helping to hide and rescue Poles and Jews, he helped to hide pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman which inspired the 2002 movie "The pianist" starring Adrien Brody. seen here with a Polish child, taken 1940.
Lockheed P-38 Lightning 43-2136 of the 27th FS “Black Falcons”, 1st FG 1940's
Nurses and Patients watch the dogfights between the R.A.F. and the German Airforce at the height of the Battle of Britain, August 1940.
A stern view of battleship HMS King George V drydocked at Rosyth, 1940.
German trained and equipped Salvadorian troops are lined up, possibly for inspection. 1938/1940
A soldier of the British Expeditionary Force, arriving back from Dunkirk greeted affectionately by his girlfriend - May 31, 1940 Getty Images
Chinese-American Army Captain, Won Loy Chan, pictured with a captured Japanese soldier during WW2, 1940’s
Antarctica snow cruiser 1940
A Peaceful snowy night, downtown Woodstock, Vermont, 1940 (Colorized by me)
A German and Swiss soldier pose for a photo on the border. Jura Mountains, 1940.
Adolf Hitler visits the tomb of Napoleon at Les Invalides, Paris, France (1940).
Kitchen with a large tree trunk next to the oven used to cut wood. Circa 1940
A man having his nose measured during Nazi Aryan race determination tests, 1940
Two plainclothes detectives making an arrest at the headquarters of the British Union of Fascists, London, May 1940
A 1938 Mercedes Benz was sent to the King of Nepal Truibhuvan By Adolf Hitler. The car was carried to the Capital City as seen since there wasn't much road in the country, 1940
Winston Churchill with a Tommy Gun during an inspection near Hartlepool, 1940
A little girl sits in the ruins of her bombed home during the Battle of Britain- August 24, 1940.
German soldiers drinking wine during the western campaign in France, 1940.
In Mauthausen concentration camp Grueling and pointless physical exercise was one of the methods of "wearing the inmates down" and entertaining the camp guards, Early 1940's. .
An ambulance driver of the British Women's Auxiliary Army (Motor Transport Corps) stands at attention in France, 13 April 1940.
New York firefighters battle a blaze while coated with icicles. 1940.
People who'd lost their houses in bombing raids take shelter in caves near Hastings, East Sussex, December 12th 1940
cathedral, London, during the German bombing campaign. December 29th, 1940. (800 × 618)
A Greek soldier tells his mother goodbye before leaving to fight the Italian invaders, 1940.
Lydia Litviak in 1940, Soviet female pilot who manteine till today the record of aerial takedowns aerial takedowns maded by a woman in combat. Died the 1rst from agust in the battle of kursk at the age of just 21 years. she is till today one of the bigest heroin from Russia. colorization
Frenchman in 1940 crying as the flags of fallen France were marched through the streets of Marseille on their way to Africa. The man’s face conveys a sense of grief so profound as to transcend our expectations. The photo is nicknamed “The weeping Frenchman” or as The Crying Frenchman
Finnish troops use a homemade slingshot to lob grenades at invading Soviet forces. Winter war, 1939-1940
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