WWII from a slightly different angle

History of Sorts

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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…

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