33 Amazing Photos Of The Firebombing Of Tokyo In 1945

The firebombing of Tokyo in March 1945 — called Operation Meetinghouse by the Americans — would become the deadliest air raid in human history. Early in the morning on March 10, 1945, terrified residents of Japan’s capital awoke to an inescapable inferno. By the time the sun rose, 100,000 people would be dead, tens ofContinue reading “33 Amazing Photos Of The Firebombing Of Tokyo In 1945”

Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945

The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945) was a major battle in which the United States Marine Corps and Navy landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War II. The American invasion, designated Operation Detachment, had the goal of capturingContinue reading “Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945”

Operation Barbarossa in 50 Stunning Images

Operation Barbarossa (German: Unternehmen Barbarossa) also known as the German invasion of the Soviet Union was the code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany and some of its Axis allies, which started on Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation put into action Nazi Germany’s ideological goalContinue reading “Operation Barbarossa in 50 Stunning Images”

One of the Biggest Air Battles in History – the Battle Of Britain in 39 Amazing Photos

It may be almost impossible to imagine today, but not long before the Nazi campaign against Britain got underway, Hitler mused that England might capitulate to Germany without putting up much of a fight at all. Apparently he underestimated Winston Churchill, the British prime minister, much the same way he would later underestimate Josef Stalin,Continue reading “One of the Biggest Air Battles in History – the Battle Of Britain in 39 Amazing Photos”

25 Amazing Photos Of The Forgotten Genocide In Nazi-Occupied Poland

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”

36 Incredible Photos of Londoners during the Blitz in 1940 & 1941

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”

30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History

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”

Amazing & Rare Color Photographs of World War II Taken by Hitler’s Personal Photographer

Hugo Jaeger is the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 color photographs of the Austrian-born German politician. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time.

The Story Behind Toni Frissell’s Iconic Image of an Abandoned Boy Clutching a Stuffed Animal in the Rubble of 1945 London

“Here are faces that I have found memorable. If they are not all as happy as kings, it is because in this imperfect world and these hazardous times, the camera’s eye, like the eye of a child, often sees true,” wrote Toni Frissell. Those two eyes met in the below photo, one of the mostContinue reading “The Story Behind Toni Frissell’s Iconic Image of an Abandoned Boy Clutching a Stuffed Animal in the Rubble of 1945 London”