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An American soldier cradles a wounded Japanese boy and shelters him from the rain in the cockpit of an airplane during the Battle of Saipan while waiting to transport the youngster to a field hospital. July, 1944.
A German pilot hurtling through the air, legs outstretched, high above the frigid landscape of Belgium after hastily exiting his damaged plane. January 27, 1945
Oil well fire on Signal Hill, California. 1931.
A young Chinese woman sits on a stretcher at a liberated “comfort station” as she is interviewed by a British Flying Officer of the Royal Air Force following the Allied victory in the Battle of Burma. 8 August 1945.
A Berlin woman sobs and cradles her defiant-looking son upon returning to her residence after fleeing an Allied air raid, only to discover her home has been destroyed. November, 1944.
Young Jewish boys suspicious of strangers, Mukachevo, 1937. Photo by Roman Vishniac
Troops and crewmen aboard a Coast Guard manned LCVP get ready to storm the Normandy beaches. June 6th, 1944.
Newly liberated female inmates at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp are dusted with DDT powder to kill lice which spreads typhus. May, 1945.
A Dutch woman accused of having a romantic relationship with a German soldier is held by members of the Dutch Resistance and is punished by having her head shaved following the liberation of the province of Overijssel. April, 1945.
French civilians flee in panic as German and collaborationist French snipers open fire on sidewalk pedestrians during the Paris Uprising. Paris, France. August 1944.
'Radium Girl' - A dial painter who suffered from a radium-induced sarcoma of the chin, c.1920's
Frozen firetrucks after a five alarm fire in zero degree weather in Boston. c.1920.
Children play amid weapons abandoned in ruins of Nazi Germany, spring 1945
Fighting a fire at Fenway Park, 1934
Electricians working on the Eiffel Tower, 1937
An American soldier of the 45th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army National Guard does not interfere as a liberated prisoner at Dachau concentration camp assaults a camp guard in retaliation. April 29th, 1945.
Preparing a meal in the trenches near Gommecourt, 25 July 1918
A Japanese "Jill" torpedo bomber flying through hail of AA fire toward the USS Yorktown (CV-20) to attack during the raid on Truk, Caroline Islands. 1944 April 29.
German soldier giving wounded British soldier a light, c.1918
African Americans collect the remains of soldiers killed in battle near Cold Harbor, Virginia, in April of 1865
U.S. Marines help escort an elderly Japanese civilian away from the front lines during the Battle of Okinawa. June, 1945.
A dog sits in the snow watching a column of Axis Italian soldiers of the 8th Italian Army, also known as the Italian Army in Russia (Italian: Armata Italiana in Russia, or ARMIR), march towards the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. December, 1942.
A U.S. Army Sgt. stops to request a light for his cigarette from an elderly Chinese man in the ruins of Tengchong. 14 October 1944.
Tsar Nicholas II fooling around with cousin Prince Nicolaos of Greece and Gd Boris Vladimirovich. 1899.
Girls of the Moulin Rouge in the dressing room, 1924
Inmates at Wöbbelin concentration camp, recently liberated by U.S. Army troops of the 8th Infantry Division and the 82nd Airborne Division, wait to be taken to hospitals. May, 1945.
An elderly French woman and an American MP paratrooper of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division share a laugh in the war-torn streets of Sainte-Mère-Église following the town’s liberation by Allied forces on D-Day. June 6th, 1944.
South Pittston, Pennsylvania breaker boys. January, 1911.
A Soviet Army soldier feeds a Russian baby he has found abandoned in an empty cabin in the village of Izvekov 14 March 1943
Meeting at the Elbe. Soviet and American soldiers greet each other and inspect one another’s equipment, including an M1917 Browning machine gun mounted on a Jeep, after joining up near Torgau. April 29th, 1945.
The “Hasanlu Lovers”, a pair of entwined skeletons who died together in about 8oo B.C. found at the ancient archaeological Hasanlu site in West Azarbaijan, c.1976.
Czech nurses assist a wounded member of the Czech Resistance in Prague’s Staré Město. May, 1942.
A woman sits atop a pile of rubble and has a cup of tea after a Luftwaffe strike during the Blitz. London, England. 1941.
Portrait of a young Polish boy at Eisenach concentration camp (a sub-camp of Buchenwald concentration camp) enjoying his first meal of U.S. Army rations following the camp’s liberation by American forces. April 9th, 1945.
Young Soviet boys with captured German weapons following the Battle of Stalingrad. February 1943.
A grief-stricken American infantryman whose buddy has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea. August 28, 1950. Sfc. Al Chang.
A Japanese mother and her child sit amongst the ruins of Hiroshima after American airmen dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the city on 6 August 1945. October 1945.
A young Belgian couple pose next to the banner they had made to greet Allied troops when they arrived in their German-occupied town following the Ardennes Campaign during the Battle of the Bulge. December, 1944.
German soldiers pose with a huge wild boar. Galacia. December 1916.
Ukrainian boys publicly tear up a portrait of Hitler following the liberation of the city of Mykolaiv (Nikolaev) by Soviet paratroopers. March, 1944
Bedouins from Jerico
Anne Sullivan reads a book to Helen Keller as she 'listens' by touching Sullivan's lips to feel the vibrations of Sullivan's word. c.1894.
German civilian refugees cross a bridge on the River Elbe which had been blown up by German forces, to escape the chaos behind German lines caused by the approach of the advancing Soviet Army. Tangermünde, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. 1 May 1945.
Billy Friel inflating his football off a strangers spare tire. 1924.
A little nurse of the Warsaw Uprising - A young Polish girl, with her Polish flag pendant and nurse’s armband, poses for a photograph during the Warsaw Uprising. September, 1944.
Soviet soldiers play a nocturne for their comrades amidst the ruins of battle. Novoshahtinsk, Rostov Oblast. Autumn 1942.
A group of friends trying to pile into a phone booth. New York, 1975.
People climbing the Great Pyramid, c.1880
German schoolboys line up for gruel in 1945.
Yang Kyoungjong, a Korean who is the only known man to have fought in the Imperial Japanese Army, the Soviet Army and the German Wehrmacht after his capture by the Americans on Utah Beach. June, 1944.
Jubilant Dutch civilians gather to welcome their liberators. Utrecht, 7 May 1945.
Egyptian Mummy seller, 1875
Native Bikinians board LCMs after being expelled from the atoll so it could be used by the United States for nuclear testing. Early 1946.
Two American Nazis in uniform stand in the doorway of their New York City office, on April 1, 1932, when the headquarters opened
Two men in a pillory at the state prison of Bibb County, Georgia. 1937/
A Polish Jewish boy lifts the head of a deceased young man who collapsed from starvation and died along the tram lines in the Warsaw Ghetto. Poland, 1942.
Japanese soldiers execute captured Chinese soldiers with bayonets in a trench as other Japanese soldiers watch from rim. c.1937
A group of Allied soldiers of the 3rd Greek Mountain Brigade and the 2nd New Zealand Division watch the antics of a Greek canine mascot in the forward of the front during a lull in the Battle of Rimini. 21 September 1944.
A blast of oil and fumes knocks a firefighter unconscious who was trying to put out Kuwaiti oil wells sabotaged by departing Iraqis. 1991.
Three children wear goggles and homemade dirt masks during the Dust Bowl. Lakin, Kansas, 1935
Soviet Army soldiers of the Southwestern Front play with Ukrainian children in a small village prior to the Battle of Uman, July 1941
Gathering the dead after the Great Galveston Hurrican of 1900
A charred victim of the Gardelegen massacre photographed by a member of the F Company, 2nd Battalion, 405th Regiment, U.S. 102nd Infantry Division two days after he was killed by German soldiers. 13 April 1945.
Starving and filthy a Jewish teenager in the Warsaw Ghetto is surrounded by a crowd of onlookers drawn to the boy and the presence of a cameraman of the PK 689 Propaganda Kompanie. Summer, 1941.
A French woman accused of collaborating with the occupying German forces is escorted by a member of the French Resistance to where she will be interrogated and then have her head shaved as an act of public humiliation. August, 1944.
Japanese Naval Landing Forces, awaiting attack orders whilst wearing gas masks in anticipation of a potential poison gas attack by the Chinese Army, maintain the frontlines until the arrival of reinforcements. Chaipei, Shanghai, Republic of China. August 1937.
A group of children, deserted by their parents when they could no longer stand the sorry plight of their young, standing, most of them barefooted, in the Volga district, the center of Russia's starvation area. c.1921
An out of work coal miner, wife and children. Pursglove, Scotts Run, West Virginia, September 1938.
Protesters fighting against police brutality and for better wages. c.1909-1923.
Selling nuclear fallout shelters. Los Angeles, 1961.
Chinese travelling to market, 1886
A Dutch woman, identified by members of the Dutch Resistance as being a fifth columnist, is dragged through the street of Eindhoven following the city’s liberation. September, 1944.
A man views the destruction around the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (now known as the Atomic Bomb Dome) one month after the bombing. September, 1945.
London crowd celebrating the Armistice, November, 1918
Forgotten Women, unemployed and single, demanding jobs, 1933
Scores of families are seen taking refuge underground on a Madrid subway platform, on December 9, 1936, as bombs are dropped by Franco's rebel aircraft overhead
U.S. Army Cpl. Larry Matinsk of the 42nd Infantry Division hands out cigarettes to inmates at Allach concentration camp on the day of their liberation. 30 April 1945. [1195 x 983
Buying fireworks from a roadside stand. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. July, 1941.
Lithuanian civilians cheerfully greet invading German forces of Army Group Centre (Heeresgruppe Mitte) during Operation Barbarossa. June, 1941.
East End street kids nicknamed 'Spitalfields nippers' on Pearl St. (now Calvin St.) c.1901
Four alarm fire in Chelsea. c.1937
The Battle Fog at Antietam
The British commander and Indian crew of a Sherman tank of the 9th Royal Deccan Horse, 255th Indian Tank Brigade, encounter a newly liberated Burmese civilian and his elephant on the road to Meiktila. 29 March 1945
Lion at Eastside Gardens, Los Angeles, 1934 -
A public hanging in Mississippi, c.1900 x
A French woman, Juliette Audieve, resists being taken into custody by the French Resistance following the liberation of their village by Allied forces. Another woman stands by, already handcuffed. June 1944.
Depression-era squatters shacks being bulldozed, 1937
A mother takes her baby inside her condemned tenement block. Gorbals, 1970
Children at play in a Maryhill tenement 1971
Polish Jews interned in the Warsaw Ghetto are rounded up on the streets by German soldiers for forced labor detail. May 1941.
Stealing coal from the Boston railroad coal-yard. January 29th, 1917.
A demonstrator engulfed in flames from the Molotov cocktail he was about to throw at police during protests against the construction of a new international airport in Narita near Tokyo. March 26th, 1978. 2097 x 2686]
Polish women civilians are photographed shortly after a German bombing raid on the Polish capital during Germany’s Fall Weiss (Case White) campaign of invasion. Warsaw, Poland. September 1939.
Henry T. Harrison, Aerologist with the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, who grabbed the line when the outer edge of the great barrier collapsed and saved himself from a dip in the Antarctic sea, being hauled to safety by his shipmates on top of the barrier, 1929
Civil War Veterans on review in the center of town for the Fourth of July. Ortonville, Minnesota. c.1880.
A Japanese twin engine plane is shot down while attacking TG52.11 escort carriers off Saipan, 18 June 1944. Seen from USS KITKUN BAY.
Throngs of German citizens crowd the platforms of the Berlin train station shortly following the defeat of Germany by Allied forces, c. June, 1945
Tennis courts in Central Park, New York, c.1900-10
Bulgarian partisans of the Bulgarian Fatherland Front resistance movement enter the capital city of Sofia. September, 1944.
Diving into the B-29's over Otake a twin-engined "Nick" Japanese fighter tries to break up formation during a bombing run
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