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”

Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2

World War I, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war that began on 28 July 1914 and ended on 11 November 1918. It involved much of Europe, as well as Russia, the United States and Turkey, and was also fought inContinue reading “Soldiers of the Great War Volume 2”

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”

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.”

80 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Falkland’s War in 1982

The Falklands War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas) was a ten-week undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands and its territorial dependency, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The conflict began on 2 April, when Argentina invaded and occupiedContinue reading “80 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing the Falkland’s War in 1982”

60 Historical Photos of the Battle of Vimy Ridge During the Great War, 1917

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in the First Army, against three divisions of the German 6th Army. The battle took place from 9 to 12 AprilContinue reading “60 Historical Photos of the Battle of Vimy Ridge During the Great War, 1917”

44 Amazing Photographs of Soldiers of the Great War

World War I or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously known as the Great War or “the war to end all wars”, it led to the mobilisation of more than 70 million militaryContinue reading “44 Amazing Photographs of Soldiers of the Great War”

Building America’s Arsenal of Democracy: Alfred Palmer’s Portraits Of War

Alfred T. Palmer’s (1906–1993) color photographs for the US Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information speak with a loud, bold, clear and consistent voice. They say: ‘Heroes.’ They might also add, “To infinity and beyond”, given that so many of the men in uniform are gazing upwards to the rosy-fingered dawn, just asContinue reading “Building America’s Arsenal of Democracy: Alfred Palmer’s Portraits Of War”