1.24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940
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When - October 18, 1940
Picture Description - Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, ‘Oh, it was nothing. Someone had look after the children.’"
2.A boy dressed in rags sitting on a street in the ghetto. Warsaw, Poland
Reference - http://www.liveinternet.ru
When - 1942
Location - Ghetto Warsaw, Poland
Picture Description - Poland, Warsaw, a starving boy in the ghetto
3.A girl and her dog view the destruction inflicted by German air raids during the siege of Warsaw, September 1939
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When - September 1939
Picture Description - A girl and her dog view the destruction inflicted by German air raids during the siege of Warsaw, September 1939 - Julien Bryan
4.A well-nourished Sudanese man steals maize from a starving child during food distribution at a humanitarian aid feeding center in Ajiep, Sudan in 1998
Reference - http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
When - 1998
Location - symbolic image of Africa
Picture Description - The most famous picture from this harrowing photo-essay showed a skeletal boy who had waited for hours to receive the very limited supplies of aid available. ‘The boy was crawling along the ground with a bag of maize and I was making pictures of the scene,’ Stoddart told me in 2009. ‘Suddenly a guy walked past me and picked up the maize and left very quickly.’ Stoddart’s photograph records the exhausted boy’s expression as he looks towards the relatively wealthy, well-dressed and well-fed man striding away with his food. As well as recording an actual incident as it happened, the picture also works on another level. ‘From my point of view,’ continued Stoddart, ‘it’s a symbolic image of Africa as it shows a man with a stick keeping everyone else down. The picture works because of several components – the man’s finger pointing down on the stick, the fact that you can see the maize through the bag and the completely disdainful expression on the boy’s face.’
5.Philly's ties to birth of slavery 397 years ago
Reference - http://www.phillytrib.com
When - August 20 1619
Location - Philadelphia.
Picture Description - On August 20, it will be exactly 397 years ago to the day that slavery in this country was birthed- actually spawned like a demonic creature- by European/British devilment in 1619. And, that racist devil lived throughout America, including here in Philadelphia.Before exposing the history of slavery and Philly’s ties to it, I gotta give a big shout-out to FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, Esquire, for telling the truth and literally shaming the “devils” during her powerful sermon at the Democratic National Convention on July 25 when she said “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves....”Despite the racist news commentators who said she didn’t know what she was talking about, she, being the scholarly Ivy League-educated lawyer that she is, knew exactly what she was talking about.
6.After the liberation of a concentration camp near Hannover on the 10th of April in 1945, a nurse of the Red Cross takes care of a survivor.
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When - 10th April 1945
Location - Germany
Picture Description - Red Cross nurse gives a spoonful of medicine to a liberated WWII concentration camp survivor. –Germany, 1945 -- 65 Photos of Vintage Gypsy woman suffering from typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp .... Nurses treating the survivors after liberation, Bergen Belsen, Germany, 1945 ..... After the liberation of a concentration camp near Hannover on the 10th of April in 1945 ... near Hannover on the of April in a Red Cross nurse takes care of a survivor.
7.An air-warden carries a little girl after she had been rescued from her bombed home. England, WWII
Reference - http://www.culture24.org.uk
Location - England, WWII
Picture Description - A female warden carrying a little girl after she had been rescued by a fireman from a house on which a V1 flying bomb had landed in southern England.
8.An American infantryman picks up a wounded German soldier on the road to St. Lo, France, and helps him into a half-track. The German was abandoned by his own troops after being wounded. 20 Ju
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When - June 20 1944.
Location - St. Lo, France,
Picture Description - An American infantryman picks up a wounded German soldier on the road to St. Lo France and helps him into a half-track. The German was abandoned by his own troops after being wounded. 20 June 1944.
9.Australia, until 60s, Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, classified them as animals, not human beings
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Picture Description -The oft repeated urban legend claims that indigenous peoples were categorized as animals under a “Flora & Fauna Act” which was overturned by a 1967 referendum to amend the Australian constitution. There was a 1967 Referendum that is seen as a landmark in the struggle for the equal rights of Aborigines. Most notably, this referendum began counting Aboriginal natives in the national population census, and produced privileges such social security benefits, child endowments, and certain government pensions. However, a number of misconceptions about the referendum seem to remain.
10.Black youth harassed at lunch counter. 1960 Virginia
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When - June 10, 1960
Location - Virginia
Picture Description -Harassment during a civil rights sit-in at the Cherrydale Drug Fair in Arlington, VA, on June 10, 1960
11.Cake handed out to children on Hilter's birthday - April 20 1934
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When - April 20 1934
Picture Description - Birthday cake on Adolf Hitler's 45th birthday, April 20, 1934. His birthday, along with Goering's in January, was celebrated throughout the Hitler era.Birthday cake on Adolf Hitler's birthday, April His birthday, along with Goering's in January, was celebrated throughout the Nazi era. Those Hitler Youth boys would make prime cannon fodder less than a decade later.Birthday cake for Hitler's Birthday. Goes to show the widespread nature of coercion, indoctrination, and the surprising amount of support for this regime.Members of both the Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth) and Bund Deutscher Mädel (Band of German Maidens) receive appetizing traditional meals during the partaking of various activities hosted by the respective government-sponsored youth organizations.Times Wide World Photos. "The Poor Children of Berlin Share in Hitler's Birthday Party".
12.Children in bomb shelter, England, 1940
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When - 1940
Picture Description -Children in an English bomb shelter during the German bombing of British cities in 1940-41. This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage. Photographer: Everett Collection.Battle of Britain. Children in an English bomb shelter.” (England, From British Information Service/U. Office of War Information.some of what the children with through.How blessed we are today. Children huddled in a bomb shelter experiencing an air raid during World War II, Britain, 1940 Enfants attendant de voir à quel point les adultes les aiment…. Children are always the victims !Those not old enough to remember, often tend to romanticize WWII, but this photo shows the true stark reality and fear of war. British children huddled in a makeshift air raid shelter as they endure attacks from Hitler’s air force,Children in bomb shelter, England, 1940-41 by jayne
13.Defeated German soldier in front of burning Reichstag, Berlin,27 February 1933
Reference - https://en.wikipedia.org
When -27 February 1933
Location - Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany
Picture Description - The Battle of Berlin was the final major offensive of the European Theatre of World War II and was designated the Berlin Strategic Offensive Operation by the Soviet Union.Starting on 16 April 1945, the Red Army breached the German front as a result of the Vistula–Oder Offensive and rapidly advanced westward through Germany, as fast as 30–40 kilometres a day. The battle for Berlin lasted from late 20 April 1945 until 2 May and was one of the bloodiest in history.The Reichstag fire (German: Reichstagsbrand, About this sound listen (help·info)) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building (home of the German parliament) in Berlin on 27 February 1933, just one month after Adolf Hitler had been sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. The Nazis stated that Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch council communist, was found near the building. The Nazis publicly blamed the fire on communist agitators in general, although in a German court in 1933, it was decided that Van Der Lubbe had acted alone, as he claimed to have done. After the fire, the Reichstag Fire Decree was passed. The fire was used as evidence by the Nazi Party that communists were plotting against the German government. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany.
The fire started in the Reichstag building, the assembly location of the German Parliament. A Berlin fire station received an alarm call that the building was on fire shortly after 21:00.:26–28 By the time the police and firefighters arrived, the main Chamber of Deputies was engulfed in flames. The police conducted a thorough search inside the building and found van der Lubbe. He was arrested, as were four communist leaders soon after. Hitler urged President Paul von Hindenburg to pass an emergency decree to suspend civil liberties and pursue a "ruthless confrontation" with the Communist Party of Germany.After passing the decree, the government instituted mass arrests of communists, including all of the Communist Party parliamentary delegates. With their bitter rival communists gone and their seats empty, the Nazi Party went from being a plurality party to the majority, thus enabling Hitler to consolidate his power.
14.Deportation of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto to the death camp
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When - January and March 1941
Picture Description -Between January and March 1941, Jews from smaller communities to the west of Warsaw were deported to the Warsaw ghetto. Between April and July 1942, Jews from the nearby towns east of Warsaw, from Germany, and from German-occupied areas of western Poland were deported there. The Germans also deported several hundred Roma (Gypsies) to the Warsaw ghetto.
Deportation of Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto to the death camp. They will die by gas, with strangers and other children from transports. The fear thye must have gone through is unimaginable.
15.Dutch boy waits patiently for the meal he is about to receive from the Canadian soldiers that have liberated his town.
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When - 1 Sep 1939 – 2 Sep 1945
Picture Description - A starving little Dutch boy waits patiently for the meal he is about to receive from the Canadian soldiers that have liberated his town.
16.Eight year old coal miner, USA, early 1900’s
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When - 1900’s
Location - USA
Picture Description -Miner Boy working in a coal mine… and kids think they have it tough today.Eight year old coal miner, USA, early by frankieA young child working in the mines
A breaker boy was a coal-mining worker in the United Statesand United Kingdom whose job was to separate impurities from coal by hand in a coal breaker. Although breaker boys were primarily children, elderly coal miners who could no longer work in the mines because of age, disease, or accident were also sometimes employed as breaker boys.The use of breaker boys began in the mid-1860s. Although public disapproval of the employment of children as breaker boys existed by the mid-1880s, the practice did not end until the 1920sUntil about 1900, nearly all coal breaking facilities in the United States were labor-intensive. The removal of impurities was done by hand, usually by breaker boys between the ages of eight and 12 years old. The use of breaker boys began around 1866. For 10 hours a day, six days a week, breaker boys would sit on wooden seats, perched over the chutes and conveyor belts, picking slate and other impurities out of the coal.
17.Elizabeth Eckford, one of the first African-American students at Little Rock Central High School being harassed by Hazel Massery, 1957
Reference - http://www.telegraph.co.uk
When - 1957
Location - 1500 S Park St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
Picture Description - One was trying to go to school; the other didn’t want her there. Together, Elizabeth Eckford and Hazel Bryan starred in one of the most memorable photographs of the Civil Rights era. But their story had only just begun.On her first morning of school, September 4 1957, Elizabeth Eckford’s primary concern was looking nice. Her mother had done her hair the night before; an elaborate two-hour ritual, with a hot iron and a hotter stove, of straightening and curling. Then there were her clothes. People in black Little Rock knew that the Eckford girls were expert seamstresses; practically everything they wore they made themselves, and not from the basic patterns of McCall’s but from the more complicated ones in Vogue. It was a practice borne of tradition, pride, and necessity: homemade was cheaper, and it spared black children the humiliation of having to ask to try things on in the segregated department stores downtown.A crowd had started to form behind Elizabeth, and her knees began to shake. She continued down Park. For an instant, she faced the school: it just looked so big! She steadied herself, then walked up to another soldier. He didn’t move.
18.Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945
When - August 8, 1945
Location - Hiroshima, Japan
Picture Description - Brighter than a thousand suns: the eyes of a child that saw the Hiroshima nuclear blast. Some very disturbing images in this article. Another young girl is captioned "Eyes of Agony" One happy picture of Jewish women, children liberated from a train car!Another physical effect of the US's attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is shown in this picture; a young girl is blinded forever simply by looking at the bright explosion of an atomic bomb in Japan. Scar tissue is also visible on her face.
19.Fani Haim is bidding goodby to her family members who are are being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp through Larissa city. 1944
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When -March 24, 1944
Location - Larissa city
Picture Description - Holocaust survivor Fani Haim, cries during the Jewish deportations, Ioannina, Greece,In the Bishop and Mayor of Zakynthos were ordered at gunpoint to list the names of all the island's Jews. They turned in a list with just their own families names on it, while the island's population hid the Jews. All 275 Jews survived the war.Holocaust survivor Fani Haim, cries during the Jewish deportations, Ioannina, Greece, 1944.
ani Haim is bidding goodby to her family members who are are being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp through Larissa city. Ioannina, Greece, March Anonymous No Longer.Fani Haim is bidding goodby to her family members who are are being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp through Larissa city. Fani survived Auschwitz-Birkenau. Ioannina, Greece, March 24, 1944. Anonymous No Longer. Holocaust History Museum. Yad Vashem. People identified by survivors in pictures. Most of those indentified did not survive. But now we have a name to go with the victims.
20.German and a British soldier, sharing a cigarette during the Christmas truce, 1914
When - 1914
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21.German POW returns home to his wife, 1945
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When - 1945
Picture Description -after being released from Allied detention, German POW Heinz Pelschner reunited with his wife, June 1945.
22.German soldier returns home only to find his family no longer there - Frankfurt 1946
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When - 1946
Location - Frankfurt
Picture Description - The photo of a German prisoner of war returning to his home town of Frankfurt to discover his house bombed and his family no longer there, shows the kind the depressing moments of dejected subjects we associate with images of war.No stranger to scenes of despair, the photographer Tony Vaccaro caught the defeated man in the throes of grief, as the bombed shells of former houses loom eerily behind him. It’s a unimaginable pain, to be pulled into a war that would scar a country for generations to come and then to return home, seeking relief after all the hell you went through, to find no one there. He having thought of them time and time again just driving himself to get home safe. Evoked here is a quiet grief, a silent inner turmoil raging within the man shattered by the overwhelming news of his loved ones.
23.In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists.
Reference - http://www.encyclopedia.com
Location -World War II
Picture Description - During World War II (1939-45) nearly sixty thousand American nurses served in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC). Whether stationed in Europe or in the Pacific, they risked their lives daily, working on or near the front lines; on land, sea, and air transport vehicles; and in field hospitals.
As caretakers of wounded soldiers fresh from the battlefield, wartime nurses dealt with every sort of injury imaginable—from gaping chest wounds and massive hemorrhages to amputations and severe burns. One of the most difficult aspects of their job, though, was helping soldiers handle the psychological damage brought on by brutal combat experiences. Brave World War II nurses, doctors, and medics (enlisted men who served as orderlies) remained strong in the face of death. Although vulnerable to attack by enemy forces, they shunned the danger and set aside their own fears to stay with the patients who needed them.
24.Jewish mothers and children forced walk to the gas chambers, past the barrcks and the electrified barbed wire
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Picture Description - Jewish mothers and children forced walk to the gas chambers, past the barrcks and the electrified barbed wire.Jewish women and children walk toward the gas chambers. You can see railroad cars still waiting in the background. There is no memory of those who were deemed “valueless” when they came into the camp. This album is the only witness to their fate.Auschwitz Album Holds The Only Known Images Of Victims' Last Moments - ViralSlot
25.Kamikaze pilots moments before a suicide mission with puppy
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Picture Description - Photo shows Corporal Yukio Araki (age 17 years old) holding a puppy with four other young men (age 18 and 19 years old) of the 72nd Shinbu Corps. An Asahi Shimbun cameraman took this photo on the day before the departure of the 72nd Shinbu Corps from Bansei Air Base for their kamikaze mission in Okinawa.Yukio Araki became the youngest kamikaze pilot during the Second World War when, at the age of seventeen, he took off from the Bansei Airfield, Kagoshima in a Tachikawa Ki-54 twin-engine training aircraft on 27 May 1945. It has been speculated that his plane was one of two that struck the destroyer USS Braine (DD-630), killing 66 of its crew; however, the ship did not sink. Araki had been home in April 1945, and left letters for his family, to be opened upon the news of his death. The letter to his parents noted: “Please find pleasure in your desire for my loyalty to the Emperor and devotion to parents. I have no regrets. I just go forward on my path”.
26.Korean women were forced to become comfort women to Japanese troops
Reference-https://en.wikipedia.org or http://www.absolutecrime.com
When- August 8, 1945.
Picture Description- Rangoon, Burma. August 8, 1945. A young ethnic Chinese woman from one of the Imperial Japanese Army's "comfort battalions" is interviewed by an Allied officer.In 1951, at the start of negotiations, the South Korean government initially demanded $364 million in compensation for Koreans forced into labor and military service during the Japanese occupation: $200 per survivor, $1,650 per death and $2,000 per injured person. In the final agreement reached in the 1965 treaty, Japan provided an $800 million aid and low-interest loan package over 10 years. Japan intended to directly compensate individuals, but the Korean government insisted on receiving the sum itself and "spent most of the money on economic development, focusing on infrastructure and the promotion of heavy industry"
As of 1939, the Japanese army attempted to provide one comfort woman per 100 soldiers. This was a relatively low number, as there was later a goal of one woman per 35 soldiers. Surviving military documents refer to these women as “imported,” much as rations and other goods were. In some wartime documents comfort women were categorized with “war supplies” on shipping invoices. Based on documentary evidence, it is likely that most comfort women in China in 1939 were Korean. The comfort stations were regulated by the military to ensure the safety and well being of the soldiers and officers using the facilities. Measures were taken to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including condoms and regular medical exams. Officially, the women were to receive food, shelter, clothing, medical care and wages for their services. While Japanese soldiers did pay a small amount to use the comfort stations, in many comfort stations throughout the Pacific the women were not paid at all and, in fact, the brothels provided a source of revenue for the military.
The first type of comfort stations were permanent installations, located on military bases. While these were primarily staffed by Korean or Chinese women, some Japanese women also worked in these stations and served the officers on base
27.Little girl playing with guns left on streets of Berlin after war in 1945
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When-25 August 1940 - 21 April 1945
Location- Berlin, Nazi Germany
28.Members of the 21st Latvian Police Battalion assemble a group of Jewish women for execution
When-December 15, 1941.
Location- beach near Liepaja
Picture Description- Members of the 21st Latvian Police Battalion assemble a group of Jewish women for execution on a beach near Liepaja, December 15, 1941.Latvian Auxiliary Police was a paramilitary force created from Latvian volunteers by the Nazi German authorities who occupied the country in June 1941. Composed of local fascists, rightist members of the former military and police, and nationalist students, the organization participated in the Holocaust, looting and killing the local Jewish population. One of its units, the Arajs Kommando, was notorious for killing 26,000 civilians during the war, mostly Jews, but also Communists and Romas
The first Latvian Schutzmannschaft (Police) Battalions were formed, most to serve as combat units, some to carry out raids against partisans and to discharge ghetto guard duties. One of the earliest units formed was in Daugavpils, which German forces reached on June 28, 1941, six days after launching Operation Barbarossa. Roberts Blūzmanis was appointed chief of the Latvian Auxiliary Police in Nazi-occupied Daugavpils.An auxiliary police force was in Riga under Nazi ausipces on July 3, 1941, headed by Latvian captain, Pētersons.
29.Memphis Sanitation Workers marched during a strike for better wages and working conditions.
When-February 12 – April 16, 1968(2 months and 4 days)
Location- Memphis, Tennessee, Charles Mason Temple, Clayborn Temple
Picture Description- The Memphis sanitation strike began in February 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Following years of poor pay and dangerous working conditions, and provoked by the crushing to death of workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker in garbage compactors, over 700 of the 1300 black sanitation workers met on Sunday, February 11 and agreed to strike.They then did not turn out for work on the following day.They also sought to join the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1733.
The workers marched from their union hall to a meeting at the City Council chamber; there, they were met with 40–50 police officers. Loeb led the workers to a nearby auditorium, where he asked them to return to work. They laughed and booed him, then applauded union leaders who spoke. At one point, Loeb grabbed the microphone from AFSCME International organizer Bill Lucy and shouted "Go back to work!", storming out of the meeting soon after. The workers declined.
30.Mother and baby of family of nine living in field on U.S. Route 70 near the Tennessee River. March 1936
Location- near the Tennessee River
Picture Description- Mother and baby of family of nine living in field on U.S. Route 70 near the Tennessee River." The photograph was taken in March1936. Source: Carl Mydans, Farm Security Administration.
31.Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945.
When-August 9, 1945.
Picture Description- The rising mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, a few minutes after the nuclear bomb was detonated, August 9, 1945. Picture taken from Koyagi-jima, 5 miles from the center of Nagasaki.This is believed to be the earliest photograph from the ground, 15 minutes after the plutonium bomb detonated over Nagasaki. The destruction was so incredible that there is no count on how many people died that day. The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will forever live in the pages of history as two of the most significant turning points in modern history, initiating the world into the nuclear age.
32.Nazi occupiers established Warsaws ghetto in October 1940 to put Jewish occupants into a controlled zone away from the general population
When- October 1940
Location- Warsaws ghetto
Picture Description- On 2 October 1940, Ludwig Fischer, Governor of the Warsaw District in the occupied General Government of Poland, signed the order to officially create a Jewish district (ghetto) in Warsaw. It was to become the largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe.All Jewish people in Warsaw had to relocate to the area of the ghetto by 15 November 1940. The ghetto was sealed on that date. In total 113,000 gentile Poles were forced to resettle to the 'Aryan side' and were replaced by 138,000 Jews from other districts of the capital.The living conditions in the ghetto were very difficult. Density of population was extreme, there were 146,000 people per square kilometre which meant 8 to 10 people per room on average. Jews from other districts of Warsaw as well as those from other cities were allowed to bring only the absolute minimum with them – usually personal belongings and bedclothes. That meant instant poverty and great social disadvantage in comparison with original inhabitants of the ghetto's pre-war district. But in general only a very small percentage of the ghetto population had any kind of regular employment or any other source of income. Street trading became a necessity for many and anything could be a subject of exchange.
33.Postman during the London blitz, 1940
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34.Run by Hitlers secret police (SS), the concentration camps were filled with unhealthy and terrified Jews
Picture Description- Inmates liberated from various camps, among them Imre Fischer, carrying a fellow survivor on his back, after the liberation. Wobbelin, Germany April-May 1945.Nazi Concentration Camp - Things like this occur when a people refuse to question their leaders, when they place personal gain over what's right for their fellow citizens and when they allow themselves to be deceived by evil men.The exhausted survivors of the concentration camp Woebbelin are helped onto the lorries after the rescue by the American troops in Woebbelin, Germany.Run by Hitlers secret police (SS), the concentration camps were filled with unhealthy and terrified Jews. The Jews were brought here because they were Jewish and the other people were here because they had tried to speak up for everyone. The concentration camps were considered to be Hitler’s final solution to the “Jewish problem” in Germany and throughout Europe.
35.Russian children stand abandoned outside the ruins of their home. 1942
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36.Sharing a food ration with a pair of young Japanese children found hiding in an abandoned tomb. (Okinawa, 1945)
Picture Description-A soldier sharing a food ration with a pair of young Japanese children found hiding in an abandoned tomb (Okinawa,An unknown allied soldier feeds hungry, tired and grief-stricken children who have witness horrors nobody should ever see.World War Stories gives you topics about war, political events, world news, military and collection of war picturesSharing a food ration with a pair of young Japanese children found hiding in an abandoned tomb.
Picture Description -The German forces in the initial stages benefited from Stalin’s reluctance to believe that Hitler would invade Russia, given the non-aggression pact they had signed in 1939, and the Russians seemed taken by surprise.The German blitzkrieg advanced very quickly into the Soviet Union, over 100km a day, sweeping all before them, 8 Russian Divisions were virtually annihilated on the first day alone. During the first two days over 2000 Russian planes were destroyed by the Luftwaffe, most of them on the ground.In a week the Wehrmacht had advanced half way to Moscow and in a month had conquered territory double the size of the Reich. Russian and Baltic States cities fell in quick succession to the relentless German attacks, such as Brest- Litovsk, Vitebsk, Smolensk, Zhitomir, Riga, Kovno and Vilna. Leningrad was surrounded and the siege lasted until late 1943, but the city was never captured, but cost thousands of lives.
38.Soviet troops examining the fallen eagle, Berlin In 1945
39.Starving Children During the Russian Famine
Location- Volga and Ural River regions
Picture Description -The Russian famine of 1921–22, also known as Povolzhye famine, was a severe famine in Russia which began in early spring of 1921 and lasted through 1922. This famine killed an estimated 5 million, primarily affecting the Volga and Ural River regions,The famine resulted from combined effects of economic disturbance—which had already started during World War I, and continued through the disturbances of the Russian Revolution—and Russian Civil War with its policy of War Communism, especially prodrazvyorstka, exacerbated by rail systems that could not distribute food efficiently.
One of Russia's intermittent droughts in 1921 aggravated the situation to a national catastrophe. Hunger was so severe, it was doubtful that seed-grain would be sown rather than eaten. At one point, relief agencies had to give grain to railroad staff to get their supplies moved.
40.Still-unidentified women, moments after liberation, April 13, 1945
When- April 13, 1945
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41.The Erasure of People of African Descent in Nazi Germany
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42.The moment a German soldier is hit by enemy fire, Ukraine, c. 1943
43.The plight of Russian children during the Second World War as the fighting raged on.
Picture Description -World War II, Great Patriotic War. Russian children had to live in the dugout, because their house was ruined by the Nazi.
44.The Red Army liberates the remained inmates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Jan 27, 1945
Picture Description-The Red Army had been advancing deeper into Poland since mid-January. Having liberated Warsaw and Krakow, Soviet troops headed for Auschwitz. In anticipation of the Soviet arrival, the German Gestapo began a murder spree in the camps, shooting sick prisoners and blowing up crematoria in a desperate attempt to destroy the evidence of their crimes. When the Red Army finally broke through, Soviet soldiers encountered 648 corpses and more than 7,000 starving camp survivors. There were also six storehouses filled with literally hundreds of thousands of women’s dresses, men’s suits, and shoes that the Germans did not have time to burn
45.U.S. sniper Pfc. Edward J. Foley, Co ‘G’, 143rd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division cleaning his Springfield 1903A4 rifle, Near Velletri, Lazio, Italy. 29 May 1944
When- 29 May 1944
Location- Near Velletri, Lazio, Italy.
Picture Description - US Army Pfc. Edward J. Foley of the Infantry Regiment of the Division cleaning his Springfield sniper rifle, near Velletri, Italy, 29 May 1944 (US National Archives)used to cap mad nazis back in the day with the springfield. guns are beautiful objects.The 1903 adoption of the Springfield Bolt Action was preceded by nearly 30 years of struggle and politics,This GI is holding a scoped 1905 Springfield. In the foreground is U.S. sniper Pfc. Edward J. Foley, Co 'G', 143rd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division cleaning his Springfield 1903A4 rifle, Near Velletri, Lazio, Italy.
46.Union officer with contraband, 1862 Liberated slaves were treated as contraband or captured property at this time
Picture Description -Contraband was a term commonly used in the United States military during the American Civil War to describe a new status for certain escaped slaves or those who affiliated with Union forces. The Army (and the United States Congress) determined that the US would not return escaped slaves who went to Union lines and classified them as contraband. They used many as laborers to support Union efforts and soon began to pay them wages. The former slaves set up camps near Union forces, and the Army helped support and educate both adults and children among the refugees. Thousands of men from these camps enlisted in the United States Colored Troops when recruitment started in 1863. At war's end, more than 100 contraband camps existed in the South, including the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island, where 3500 former slaves worked to develop a self-sufficient community.
47.Warsaw Prudential Building Hit By A 2 Ton German Shell. 1944
When- 28 August 1944,
Picture Description-28 August 1944, building hit by 2-ton mortar shell from a Karl-Gerät.The Prudential was heavily damaged during World War II, particularly during the Warsaw Uprising when it was hit by approximately 1,000 artillery shells, including a single hit by 2-tonne Karl-Gerät mortar shell, leaving only the steel framework. The artillery damage bent the construction sideways, but it survived the war and was featured on numerous anti-war posters.
48.Warsaw, Poland, Children sitting on the pavement
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49.Women and children being taken to Crematoria IV and V by way of the BII sector of the camp
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50. Women firefighters direct a hose on Pearl Harbor after the bombing.
Reference-http://www.dailymail.co.uk or https://en.wikipedia.org/
When- December 7, 1941,
Location- Primarily Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, U.S
Picture Description - A crew of women fire fighters, all crews having been chosen from personnel working in the immediate vicinity of the pumper stations. From left to right: Elizabeth Moku, Alice Cho, Katherine Lowe, and Hilda Van Gieson.’
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory, on the morning of December 7, 1941. The attack, also known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor, led to the United States' entry into World War II. The Japanese military leadership referred to the attack as the Hawaii Operation and Operation AI,and as Operation Z during its planning