WWII from a slightly different angle

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This is a blog with some rare WWII images. It is said a picture paints a thousand words.The above picture is of German prisoners of war marching east under the supervision of Soviet soldiers, 1944. Take note of the Soviet woman showing a ‘dulya'(a mildly obscene gesture that uses two fingers and a thumb)  to the Germans as they pass by.

Machines such as this US Navy ‘Bombe’ were used to assist cryptologists in deciphering German Enigma-machine encrypted secret messages during World War II. 1945.

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A British soldier hiding from the rain under an overturned Tiger tank. Italy, 1944.

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German engineers testing the Messerschmitt BF109 E3.

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

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Rotterdam after a bombing, 1940. Photo taken after debris clean up.

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Soviet sniper, Lyudmila Pavlichenko. By the end of World War 2, she had 309 confirmed kills – thus making her the most successful female sniper in history.

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Two lend-lease Bell P-63 “Kingcobra” aircraft flying over the Niagara falls. Note the Soviet stars on the fuselage of the airplanes. These planes were most likely being moved to be shipped off to join the fight in the European theater.1943

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People entering a makeshift bomb shelter. Chungking, China, 1939.

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

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A Christmas party for Hitlers officers and cadets. This photo was taken just before the dinner. 1941.

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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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Elisabeth “Lilo” Gloeden stands before judges, on trial for being involved in the attempt on Adolf Hitler’s life, 1944.

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Germans posing with a French prisoner of war. France, 1940.

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Soviet soldiers pose with ‘Hitler’s Globe’. Berlin, Germany, 1945.

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Horten H. VII (Ho 254) flying over Göttingen, Germany. It was one of the first flying wing experiments. ~1945.

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Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. Most likely sometime during WW2 in the Pacific Theater.

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An American soldier replaces “Adolf-Hitler-Str.” sign with a “Roosevelt Blvd” one in Berlin, Germany, 1945.

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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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A man on the corner is reading a newspaper which headline reads “Nazi Army Now 75 Miles Away from Paris”. New York, May 18, 1940.

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A German Krupp K5 283mm railway gun firing. It was one of the most commonly used railway guns during World War 2 by Germany.

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