The Military Administration in France was an interim occupation authority established by Nazi Germany during World War II. It remained in existence from May 1940 to December 1944. As a result of the defeat of France and its Allies in the Battle of France, the French cabinet sought a cessation of hostilities. These photographs wereContinue reading “44 Amazing Color Photographs of Paris in the Early 1940s”
When we think of the Nazis’ crimes against humanity, the most obvious example is the horrific, systematic murder of about 6 million Jews across Europe. However, the Holocaust does not represent the full extent of Nazi genocide. In total, aside from enemies killed in battle, the Nazis murdered approximately 11 million people. One of theContinue reading “25 Amazing Photos Of The Forgotten Genocide In Nazi-Occupied Poland”
They stand in front of the gates leading to the trains, deep in each other’s arms, not caring who sees or what they think. Each goodbye is a drama complete in itself. Sometimes the girl stands with arms around the boys’ waist, hands tightly clasped behind. Another fits her head into the curve of hisContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Capture the Heartache of Wartime Farewells at the Pennsylvania Station, New York City in April 1943”
The Blitz was a German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War. The term was first used by the British press and originated from the term “Blitzkrieg”, the German word for ‘lightning war’. The Germans conducted mass air attacks against industrial targets, towns, and cities, beginning withContinue reading “36 Incredible Photos of Londoners during the Blitz in 1940 & 1941”
Opened on 1 August 1844, the Zoologischer Garten Berlin was the first zoo in Germany. The aquarium opened in 1913. The first animals were donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, from the menagerie and pheasantry of the Tiergarten. The nearby U-Bahn station was opened the same year. During World War II, the zooContinue reading “As the Allies Approached Berlin, Citizens Did Their Best to Take Care of Berlin Zoo’s Animals”
As seen from these POW images, not all of war’s worst victims die on the battlefield. When Everett Alvarez Jr. signed up for the U.S. Air Force in 1960, he didn’t imagine that he would become the first and nearly longest-held American prisoner of war in Vietnam; he just wanted to fly. Alvarez, the sonContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History”
War brings pain, sacrifice. It is really cruel, especially for the soldiers directly involved in combat. Private moments for soldiers are really something rare and worthwhile. A collection of emotional pictures from MacArthur Museum that shows rare private moments of soldiers resting during the World War II.
Here’s a collection of interesting black and white photographs of daily life in San Francisco during wartime. All photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Meith Hagel in 1943.