36 Amazing Vintage Photos of America During World War 2

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Lee Miller’s Stunning Images of Women During World War II

Raped aged seven. Spotted by Conde Nast aged 19. Muse to Man Ray in her twenties. Painted by Picasso aged 30. And the woman in Hitler’s bathtub in 1945, aged 38. She is Lee Miller, a model who left the world of fashion to become a fearless war photographer during the dark days of theContinue reading “Lee Miller’s Stunning Images of Women During World War II”

17 Rare Color Photos Showing Life at the Lodz Ghetto in Poland during the Early 1940s

The Lodz Ghetto was a World War II ghetto established for Polish Jews and Roma following the 1939 invasion of Poland. It was the second-largest ghetto in all of German-occupied Europe after the Warsaw Ghetto. Shown are some rare color photographs that capture daily life at the Lodz Ghetto in 1943.

34 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Farewell Scenes at Penn Station during World War II

At the height of the Second World War, in April 1943, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt came to Penn Station and captured the sorrowful farewell scenes between young soldiers and their families. These forlorn figures, who were bidding goodbyes, seemed to anxiously fear that they might never have any chance to reunite with their loved onesContinue reading “34 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Farewell Scenes at Penn Station during World War II”

24 Amazing Photos of African American Women at Work During World War II

American women have participated in defense of this nation in both war and peacetime. Their contributions, however, have gone largely unrecognized and unrewarded. While women in the United States Armed Forces share a history of discrimination based on gender, black women have faced both race and gender discrimination. Initially barred from official military status, blackContinue reading “24 Amazing Photos of African American Women at Work During World War II”

30 Amazing Photos of Female Partisans and Resistance Fighters During World War II

Role of women in organized opposition to the German occupiers of France and the Vichy Regime during World War II. The French Resistance, in which women played an integral role, consisted of various forms of opposition to Nazi and pro-Nazi rule in occupied and Vichy France during World War II. Resistance against the Nazis andContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of Female Partisans and Resistance Fighters During World War II”

D-Day in Color: Stunning Colorized Photos of Allied Soldiers Landing on Normandy Beaches in June, 1944

Some 156,000 Allied troops landed on five Normandy beaches during the operation on June 6, 1944, which would ultimately lead to the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of the Second World War. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history and saw 4,400 allied troops lose their lives. Striking shots show men stormingContinue reading “D-Day in Color: Stunning Colorized Photos of Allied Soldiers Landing on Normandy Beaches in June, 1944”

35 Amazing Photographs of American Troops on Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands during World War II

During the World War II, the American troops on Tarawa atoll in the Gilbert Islands of the Pacific Ocean were hopping one island at a time all the way to Japan. The Battle of Tarawa was bloody in every manner but these photos, captured in its aftermath, shows a life out of a movie. (PhotosContinue reading “35 Amazing Photographs of American Troops on Tarawa Atoll, Gilbert Islands during World War II”

32 Interesting Vintage Photographs Showing the Ruins of Berlin During the Late 1940s

In 1916, photographer Arthur Bondar heard that the family of a Soviet war photographer was selling his negatives. The photographer, Valery Faminsky, had worked for the Soviet Army and kept his negatives from Ukraine and Germany meticulously archived until his death in 2011. Mr. Bondar had seen many books and several exhibits of World WarContinue reading “32 Interesting Vintage Photographs Showing the Ruins of Berlin During the Late 1940s”