52 Amazing Color Photographs of Everyday Life in Ukraine in 1942

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It is the second-largest country by area in Europe after Russia, which it borders to the east and north-east. Ukraine also shares borders with Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the south; and has a coastline along the SeaContinue reading “52 Amazing Color Photographs of Everyday Life in Ukraine in 1942”

52 Amazing Photographs Showing D-Day on 6 June 1944

The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of France (and laterContinue reading “52 Amazing Photographs Showing D-Day on 6 June 1944”

FACES OF WAR — WW2

World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world’s countries—including all of the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. In a total war directly involving moreContinue reading “FACES OF WAR — WW2”

20 Rare Color Photographs of the Continuation War from the Early 1940s

The Continuation War, also known as Second Soviet-Finnish war, was a conflict fought by Finland and Nazi Germany, against the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1941 to 1944, as a part of World War II. In Soviet historiography, the war was called the Finnish Front of the Great Patriotic War. Germany regarded its operations in theContinue reading “20 Rare Color Photographs of the Continuation War from the Early 1940s”

KAMIKAZE

“There was a hypnotic fascination to the sight so alien to our Western philosophy. We watched each plunging kamikaze with the detached horror of one witnessing a terrible spectacle rather than as the intended victim. We forgot self for the moment as we groped hopelessly for the thought of that other man up there.” ViceContinue reading “KAMIKAZE”

28 Vintage Photographs of Troops Celebrating the Holidays During World War II

Christmas is a time when normal routine is suspended for many people – and so it was in the depths of World War II. For civilians and military alike during the 1939-45 period, normality was a loose concept, but these vintage photos show how they attempted to put on a brave face and observe someContinue reading “28 Vintage Photographs of Troops Celebrating the Holidays During World War II”

128 Amazing Vintage Historical Photos Showing the Evacuation at Dunkirk, 1940.

The Dunkirk evacuation, codenamed Operation Dynamo and also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, or just Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The operation commenced after large numbers of Belgian, British,Continue reading “128 Amazing Vintage Historical Photos Showing the Evacuation at Dunkirk, 1940.”