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A soldier comforting another soldier during the Korean War. Not sure if this photo was taken during the Battle of the Pusan Perimeter (Summer 1950) or later. Can anyone provide any additional information as this is one of the most iconic photos of the war.
Jews from Carpathian Ruthenia on the selection ramp at Auschwitz II, c. May 1944. Women and children are lined up on one side, men on the other, waiting for the SS to determine who was fit for work. About 20 percent at Auschwitz were selected for work and the rest gassed.
Native villagers carrying wounded Allied soldiers to an American aid post near Buna, New Guinea; circa 1942. The climate, the jungle, and the overall terrain made native troops and porters instrumental in the Allied success during the engagements fought during the island campaign.
Polish Army Cavalry during a maneuvers in late 1930's.
Queen Wilhelmine of the Netherlands (1880-1962), talks with a soldier of the new Dutch army. She just returned to her country after five years of exile in Great Britain. Maastricht (Maestricht), Netherlands, Spring 1945.
German troops marching to the front at Verdun. The Germans suffered approximately 355,000 casualties at the Battle of Verdun, while the French incurred approximately 400,000 casualties. Te battle lasted from February 1916 until December 1916.
September 22, 1984 in Douamont, near Verdun, shows French President Francois Mitterrand (left) and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl holding hands as they listen to French and German National’s anthems during the reconciliation ceremony in tribute of French and German WWI and WWII war dead.
French paratroopers at Dien Bien Phu put up heroic resistance but in the end they were outgunned, outnumbered and under-supplied; c. 1954. Overall on the French side there were 1,142 dead, 1,606 disappeared, 4,500 wounded. Vietnamese casualties ran to 22,000.
German soldiers march into Serbia 1915
American troops in an LCVP landing craft approaching Omaha Beach on D Day – 6 June 1944.
Vice Presidential candidate Harry Truman and President Franklin Roosevelt having lunch; 1944. Truman was not told about the Manhattan Project for developing the atomic bomb until after Roosevelt’s death. . Original color photo.
Fidel Castro, the head of the Cuban government, came to New York for the opening of the UN General Assembly in 1960. He stayed at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem where he met with Malcolm X. Castro ended all racial segregation in public and private accommodations after taking power in Cuba. .
Vice President Spiro Agnew leaves the US Federal Courthouse in Baltimore Maryland after pleading no contest to tax evasion charges; October 10, 1973. Agnew soon after resigned from the vice presidency. He was fined $10,000 and placed on three years of unsupervised probation.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at a fundraising dinner, 1937. The attendees appears to be very somber. Not displaying the “Happy Days Are Here Again” spirit the Democrats were known for during the Depression.
Maureen Dunlop was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) ferrying aircraft for the RAF and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine 1944. She later was an instructor for the Argentine Air Force and a commercial pilot. .
On 25-July-1952 Marine PFC Henry Friday (L) prepares to run along a trench line as Sgt John Boitnott is ready to fire his scope-equipped M-1 Garand. After the drastic advances and retreats of 1950, the Korean War battle lines gradually stabilized to resemble WWI trench warfare.
President Woodrow Wilson inspecting American troops in London while en route to Paris for the WWI peace conference after the Armistice; January 1919.
African American Marines on Iwo Jima; February/March 1945.
82nd Airborne Div, 504th Regiment paratrooper PFC Walt Hughes on the battlefield during the Battle of the Bulge at Cheneux, Belgium after a night assault; December 1944. This image later appeared on a Belgian postage stamp. Hughes later worked on tugboats after the war. He died in 2016. .
Captured Nazi leaders (L/R) Albert Speer with Admiral Karl Dönitz and Colonel General Alfred Jodl in Flensburg, Germany, May 23, 1945. Speer was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, Donitz to 10 years in prison, and Jodl was hung.
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visits President John F. Kennedy in the Oval Office, Sept. 17, 1963. Just 10 weeks later, LBJ unexpectedly would become president.
Franklin D. Roosevelt; US President, General Douglas MacArthur; Commander of the Southwest Pacific Theatre and Admiral Chester Nimitz; Commander of the Pacific Fleet during a gathering at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii to discuss strategy for the remainder of 1944 and 1945.
Anti-treaty IRA men soldiers take up positions behind a barricade in Dublin during the Irish Civil War; c. 1922-23. .
John Wayne and wife arrived for the funeral service for actor Gary Cooper, Los Angeles, 1961. One of the few photos Wayne appeared in public without his toupee.
Navy Corpsman 3/c Tilman J. Moses treats a wounded South Korean soldier on 5 April 1952. Note the Confederate cap with the ‘Stars and Bars’ flag worn by the corpsman. The corpsman is also wearing a side arm for protection. Moses was awarded three Bronze Stars and died in 2005 at age 79.
British infantry occupy slit trenches in the forward area between Hill 112 and Hill 113 in the Odon Valley, 16 July 1944, Battle of Caen.
Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin at the Yalta Conference; Feb 1945. UK Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden is behind Churchill, US Secretary of State Edward Stettinius is behind Roosevelt, USSR Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov is behind Stalin. Official British War Ministry color photo.
Italian leader Benito Mussolini delivering his war declarations on France and Great Britain from the Palazzo Venezia Balcony in Rome, Italy. June 10, 1940.
Bonus Marchers confront police in Washington DC 1932; July 28, 1932. 43,000 demonstrators-made up of 17,000 U.S. World War I veterans, together with their families and affiliated groups marched on Washington demanding early payment of a bonus promised for the veterans WWI service.
On 10 Jan 1917, a dozen suffragists silently gathered at the gates of the White House, becoming the first group to picket the residence. Called the Silent Sentinels, they held up banners calling on President Wilson to support a constitutional amendment granting women the right to vote. .
Canadian Guy Drummond with comrades in the trenches at Passchendaele in 1914. During a gas attack at Ypres on April 22nd, 1915 using his bilingual skills he rallied a French Algerian Division to hold fast helping to blunt the German attack. Unfortunately, he was killed in the assault. .
Wounded Irish veterans that fought in the International Brigades for the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War returning to Ireland; circa 1938. Ironically, Irish volunteers also fought for Franco’s Spanish Nationalists.
French soldiers resting away from the front line at the Battle of Verdun, 1916.
Newsboys hold copies of The Washington Post with headlines about the sinking of the Titanic and the disappearance of presidential aide Major Archibald Butt and other prominent Washingtonians; April 1912. .
December 26, 1941: Winston Churchill becomes the first British PM to address a joint session of Congress. Speaking just weeks after America’s entry into WWII, Churchill warned of a long and hard struggle against the Axis powers, and vowed that Britain and America woulld fight together.
Gen Jacob Smith ordered the death of 2,000 men and boys over the age of 10 in reprisal for the death of 51 American soldiers in an ambush during the Philippine-American War in 1901. Smith was tried for conduct unbecoming an officer, found guilty and discharged and never tried for murder
French soldiers in the Tonkin region of Vietnam circa 1890.
German soldiers surrendering during the liberation of Paris; 25-8-1944.
Two soldiers train their .30-caliber machine gun on Communist positions on the western front, during the Korean War in July 1952
FDR campaigning for election to his fourth term as US President in 1944. He was visibly a sick man with advanced heart disease. He would be dead within a year.
Listening to Sputnik I radio signals, ham radio operators Dick Oberholtzer and wife in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, hear Sputnik beeps every second, October 1957.
Communist Viet Minh troops waving the Vietnamese flag after their victory over the French at Dien Bien Phu; Vietnam, 7-May-1954.
North Korean troops backed by Soviet-made tanks advance through Seoul, South Korea in June 1950 a few days after the invasion began.
104 German rocket scientists in 1946 at Fort Bliss, Texas. The scientists worked on V2 rockets and were part of Operation Paperclip. The group had been subdivided into two sections: a smaller one at White Sands Proving Grounds for test launches and the larger at Fort Bliss for research. .
Sister and brother, June and Tony Bryant, waiting for the train at Clerkenwell Station which evacuated them from London to Luton; c. 1940-41.
Two United States soldiers and one South Vietnamese soldier waterboard a captured North Vietnamese prisoner of war near Da Nang, January 21, 1968.
WWII veterans against MacArthur running for President in March 1948 staging a petition rally event on the University of California Berkeley to get students to oppose his candidacy. .
Coffins of American soldiers died in the Philippine-American War; c.1906
Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring (R) is met by Adm. François Darlan (L) and Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain (C) after Göring’s arrival in St. Florentin-Vergigny, France, ca. Dec. 1941. Pétain and Darlan were chief collaborators with Nazi Germany.
A wounded British lieutenant receives aid from 3rd US Division medics near Uijong-bu, Korea, April 1951. .
Former POW Cpl. Leopold Anthony Kulikowski of Muskegon, Michigan on the hospital ship USS Benevolence, anchored in Tokyo Bay; August 30, 1945. The Benevolence sank in August 1950 after colliding with another ship in the fog of San Francisco Bay while in route for duty in Korea.
Wilson before Congress, announcing the break in the official relations with Germany on February 3, 1917. The break was due to German resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegram from Germany promising Mexico could reclaim territory lost in the Mexican War .
Anti-Facists in Wash D.C; 12-Dec-1938, Americans that fought and many were wounded while fighting for the Loyalists in Spain, met in Wash DC at the 1st National Conference of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Robert Raven (C) lost his sight fighting for the Republican cause.
Norwegian Nazi leader Vidkun Quisling (center) at a Nazi party event in Norway, 1941. Quisling was tried and executed after the war for treason. .
Troops of the French 2nd Armored Division parade down the Champs-Élysées on 26 August 1944.
A woman wounded by an IRA bomb explosion in the city centre, is given first aid. Belfast, Northern Ireland; c. 1970’s “The Troubles” .
Special Soviet NKVD Troops Armed With Submachine Guns on the Eastern Front; c, 1942-45. Not one step back.
Rommel (left) meets with his staff for an impromptu conference in the Western Desert; c. 1942.
Removal of Japanese Americans from Los Angeles to internment camps, 1942.
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur addresses an audience of 50,000 at Soldier Field, Chicago on 25 April 1951. This was after he was relieved of command in the Far East by President Truman and just after he returned to the United States for the first time in 14 years.
Some survivors of the torpedoed 'SS City of Benares' after being adrift 8 days in the rough Atlantic being rescued; September 1940. This lifeboat included five children. Less than half of the children being evacuated to America on the Benares were saved. A total of 77 children perished.
Dutch civilians and veterans of 1st Airborne Division watch as children place flowers on graves at the Arnhem-Oosterbeek Cemetery, 25 Sept 1945. The previous year, the unit had flown into action during Operation Market Garden with 10,000 men. Just over 2,000 returned across the Rhine.
Rum was issued to troops from throughout Britain’s Empire during World War I. In this 1916 photograph, ANZACs of the 9th (Wellington East Coast Rifles) receive their daily rum.
A suspected Vietnamese Vietminh soldier has been found hiding in the jungle by a patrol of the French Foreign Legion and is now awaiting questioning; circa 1954,
Triage section, US 42nd Infantry Division field hospital near Sieppes, France; 1918. The concept of Triage was borrowed from the French to access the severity of wounds and treat the most critical cases first.
U.S. President Richard Nixon says goodbye to China’s Premier Chou En-lai at Shanghai Airport, Monday, Feb. 28, 1972 before departing for Alaska, winding up his eight-day China visit.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat smiles at the start of the military parade in Cairo. Later, during the parade, Sadat was killed with eleven others when gunmen opened fire on 6 October 1981.
Major General Matthew Ridgway, CO XVIII Airborne Corps (with his customary hand grenades), and Major General James M. Gavin, CO 82nd Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge, December 19, 1944.
Future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (far right) in a Boer prison camp. He was captured by the Boers after his train was ambushed in November 1899. He subsequently escaped in December 1899. .
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, right, leads reporters out under the trees of his family’s picnic grounds and, with a kettle of hot dogs on the table, as he conducts a press conference in Hyde Park, New York, on Sept. 11, 1935.
Two Israeli policemen, armed with Thompson sub machine guns greet a Jordanian legionnaire near the Mandelbaum Gate c. 1950. The Gate was a dividing line between the Israeli and Jordanian controlled sections of Jerusalem at that time.
Jewish women and children in Gostynin, Poland, some wearing identifying Stars of David, gather water from the town well after the German invasion, 1939.
The Librarian of Congress Archibald Macleish (center) shown unboxing the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution after arriving back to the Library of Congress in October, 1944 after having been stored at Fort Knox.
With the rotor spinning, a RAF Westland Whirlwind helicopter has landed on an improvised log landing pad in the Malayan jungle. The helicopter is waiting to take on board members of 2nd Battalion, the Australian (2RAR), after the completion of a patrol along the Thai border, June 1957.
Soldiers of the National Liberation Army during the Algerian War of Independence; c.1957. The Algerians were able to win their independence and also almost cause the French mainland to come to a state of civil war amongst themselves.
Art historian Daniel J. Kern and art restorer Karl Sieber of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives unit looking at panels of Jan van Eyck’s Adoration of the Mystic Lamb recovered among thousands of other art works looted by the Nazis and stored in the Altaussee salt mine; 1945.
A Chechen man prays during the battle for Grozny. The flame in the background is coming from a gas pipeline which was hit by shrapnel; January 1995.
US Marines retreating ‘attacking in a different direction’ from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in 1950. The Chinese had launched a large offensive that totally surprised the American forces. The Americans eventually fought their way to the coast and were evacuated by the USN. .
Corporal of the First Provincial Marine Brigade leads his BAR gunner through a rice paddy and past the body of a dead North Korean soldier during the Battle of the Pusan Perimeter; Korea; August 1950.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill sits in a jeep outside the Reichstag during a tour of the ruined city of Berlin, Germany on 16 July 1945. Churchill was in Berlin for the Potsdam Conference with Stalin and Truman. .
The execution of Marshall Ion Antonescu, former dictator of Romania (1940-1944) at the Fort Jilava prison in a suburb of Bucharest. He was executed along with three others on June 1, 1946.
Chamberlain holding the Munich Agreement with the resolution for peace signed by both Hitler and himself on his return from Munich. He is showing the piece of paper to a crowd at Heston Aerodrome on 30 Sept 1938. Poland and Hungary also gained Czech territory. Peace ended within a year.
British 60 pounder artillery Piece on an Mk I gun carriage being towed across a bridge in Flanders, August 1918. Probably during the Battle of Amiens. .
British troops leave Hong Kong to join UN forces in South Korea, September 1950. Men of the 1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders boarding the cruiser HMS Ceylon for the journey to Pusan, South Korea. In the background the band of the King's Own Scottish Borderers. .
Marines filed past a truck loaded with dead Americans during the retreat from the Chosin Reservoir, December 1950. The Marines fought there way to the coast and were evacuated by the USN.
Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery explains Allied strategy to King George VI in his command caravan in Holland. 1944.
President Eisenhower (L) stands besides Soviet Premier Khrushchev at Camp David, Maryland in 1959, during the first visit of a Soviet leader to the United States.
Captured French soldiers, escorted by Vietnamese troops, walk to a prisoner-of-war camp in Dien Bien Phu; 1954. Many French POW’s died of disease and malnutrition before their release .
Italian Alpine troops in the Alps; c.1915. .
Heinrich Himmler runs across the finish line on an outdoor track at the SS officers school in Bad Tolz, Germany, 1935.
FDR and naval aide, Capt. Daniel J. Callaghan, take the salute of a battalion of the 14th Infantry in the Panama Canal Zone, while disembarking from the USS Tuscaloosa; Feb. 18, 1940. As the U.S. grew closer to the Allies, Roosevelt feared Axis influence in Central and South America. .
American armored and infantry forces pass through the battered town of Coutances, France, during the Operation Cobra Offensive; mid summer 1944.
U.S. Marines returning to Fort Santo Domingo, c1916-1917, Dominion Republic.
Jewal Mazique, an African American worker at the Library of Congress, giving her blood for plasma in 1944. Under Red Cross rules, which remained in place throughout World War II, her blood could only be transfused into other African Americans.
Marines file past knocked-out North Korean T-34 tanks during the defense of the Pusan Perimeter. Coming ashore on 2-August-1950 to reinforce USA and South Korean forces, the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade lived up to its nickname, “the fire brigade,” by blunting North Korean attacks.
A whitewashed and green-cross insignia “Betty” bomber carried a group of Japanese officers assigned to arrange the details of surrender negotiations. They landed on Ie Shima, an Okinawan island, and then transferred to a C-54 and carried on to Manila; 19-8-1945, to meet MacArthur & staff
Officer uses a disabled a German ‘Goliath’ tracked mine as a desk for dispensing pay to RAF personnel; Normandy; July 1944. The ‘Goliath’ could be either powered by electricity or gas engine and set off via charge in an electric cable attached to the rear of the vehicle by an operator.
Spanish Republican militiamen man the trenches in Madrid against Franco’s forces, 1936.
Leningrad at the time the siege has been lifted; early 1944. The sign on the wall says: Citizens! This part of the street is most dangerous during the artillery barrage.
On the way to the train station for military training, members of the Belarusian Home Guard march past puppet leader Radaslav Ostrovsky. June 1944. The Guard was a Nazi sponsored fascist collaborationist group engaged in anti partisan military activities
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