WWII – A glimmer of hope

This log contains more positive images from WWII. Even among the devastation there were still small glimmers of hope.

A Soldier shares a banana with a goat during the battle of Saipan, ca. 1944.

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Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII. A bit of dark humour.

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Little girl with her doll sitting in the ruins of her bombed home, London, 1940. She still had her favourite toy.

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Bookstore in London ruined by an air raid, 1940. The store might have been ruined but a lot of the books survived.

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Austrian boy receives new shoes during WWII

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American soldiers discover Manet’s “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945.

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Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.

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The valuable stallion Nearco is led from his personal bomb shelter on the Beech House stud farm. England, 1941.

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An American soldier at an advanced allied base, with his pet kangaroo. 1942.

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Natives admiring an American Air Force F4-U “Corsair” somewhere in the Pacific. 1943

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Mona Lisa being returned to its home at the Louvre in Paris, France after WW2. 1945.

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