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Check This Out Historical Photos of WWII. World War II also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier.


A civilian couple walks through ruins of the heavily bombed ruins in the city of St. Lo, France, August 1944. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


A Japanese man walks through the damaged lands of Nagasaki two months after the atomic bomb was dropped over the city. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


A mushroom cloud from an atomic bomb rises over Nagasaki. The second atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki in August, 1945, in the last days of WWII shortly before the surrender of Japan. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)



A replica of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, a plutonium-implosion bomb Nick-named. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)



A sailor kisses a nurse in Manhattan’s Time Square in reaction to the News.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was leader of the National Socialist (Nazi) Party.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



American combat engineers in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, May 1944 eat their dinner on top of stockpiled crates of ammunition shells.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


An October 1932 cover of the magazine Il Mattino Illustrato featuring Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) surrounded by women and children.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


August 13, 1945 The remains of a former elementary school and a dead tree stand in the rubble of Nagasaki a week after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Berlin July, 1945. A Russian Army truck can be seen carrying troops down a street lined with ruined buildings, rubble and crowds of civilians.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Black clouds of smoke pour from burning aircraft on a military airfield near Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Black smoke pouring from USS California on fire in Pearl Harbor after the surprise attack by the Japanese.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


British aircraft carrier pilots relax on deck near Indonesia while waiting for the next strike. December 1944.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Chinese war veterans attend an event at Eighth Route Army Taihang Museum in Wuxiang, China. The event marks the 60th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Crowds form in the centre of Piccadilly Circus to celebrate the news of Japan’s surrender.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Crowds of people gather in New York City to celebrate V-J Day.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Crowds take to the streets on V-E Day, celebrating Germany's surrender in World War II, May 8, 1945.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Damaged buildings and a bridge can be seen in Berlin, Germany July, 1945. Berlin escaped being completely destroyed during the war but still sustained bombing damage. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


December 7, 1941 the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor. The attack sank or damaged over 14 naval vessels and killed over 2,300 U.S. Military personel. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Fee Perez inspects .30 caliber rifle and machine gun bullets at Remington Arms Company's Bridgeport, Connecticut, plant alongside a photo of her husband, Melburn, who is serving overseas. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


General Douglas MacArthur in Manila, Philippines in 1945. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Here, a woman rivets an airplane wing at a munitions factory. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Hideki Tojo (1884-1948) was prime minister of Japan from 1941-1944. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Hiroshima Memorial Park seen with modern-day Hiroshima visible in the background. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


London, England 1940. Fires can be seen burning in London after German planes dropped bombs over the city. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


London, England 1942. Soldiers examine buildings in Trafalgar Square damaged by German bombs. (Via - https://www.reddit.com)


March, 1946. Eight months after the atomic bomb was dropped Hiroshima still stands in ruins.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek, wife of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and a First Lady of the Republic of China, joyfully reads about the surrender of Japan.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Navy Curtiss-Wright SB2C Helldiver with wings folded up, 1944.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


New York City June 17, 1945. Cheering and waving from the deck of the transport which brought them back to the United States today, men of the 86th Infantry Division of the third Army stand on deck of their ship while women on the dock wave to them, awaiting their arrival. (Via-http://www.history.com)



October 05, 1943. Navy dive bombers head back to the carrier after releasing bombs on Wake Island.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



October 5, 1945. Rubble and dead trees are still the dominant features of the Nagasaki landscape two months after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



Only the reinforced concrete buildings of the Nagasaki Medical College hospital.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



Seafire Aircraft on British Aircraft carrier. ca.1942.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



The American invasion at Omaha Beach met the strongest German resistance and was the costliest of the D-Day beach landings, resulting in more than 2,000 casualties.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


The Arizona was the US battleship that sustained the most damage and had the most casualties during the attack on Pearl Harbor.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



The Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



The formal surrender of Japan at the end of World War II took place aboard the USS Missouri, which was anchored in Tokyo Bay. The ship now serves as a museum.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


The Hiroshima Chamber of Industry and Commerce was the only building remotely close to standing near the center of the atomic bomb blast of August 6, 1945. It was left unrepaired as a reminder of the event(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


The period from fall of 1940 through spring of 1941, when the German forces concetrated their bombing efforts on the city of of London(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


The top of the sunken USS Arizona sticks out of the water.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


The USS Arizona Memorial seen from above. The memorial was built on top of the sunken remains of the Arizona. Much of the hull remains and oil continues to slowly leak into the water.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Two Navy Helldiver planes on the deck of an aircraft carrier, one with wings extended, one with wings folded.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



World War II B-29 plane in flight. 1945.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)



World War II sailors enjoy a day out while on leave.(Via - https://www.reddit.com)


Young American sailors smile as they pose for the camera somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean 1943 (Via - https://www.reddit.com)




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