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”
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”
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”
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.
Stunning photos of the US Army during the War in the Pacific have been brought to life through vivid colorization. The breathtaking images capture the perils of war, from men being stretchered away to hospital to soldiers fighting at Okinawa. From December 1941 to September 1945, war raged on across Asia and the Pacific. TheContinue reading “30 Breathtakingly Colorized Photos Show the Horror of the War in the Pacific During World War II”
On 5 October 1917 long time secretary to Booker T. Washington, Emmett J. Scott was appointed Special Assistant to Newton D. Baker, the Secretary of War. Emmett was to serve as a confidential advisor in situations that involved the well-being of ten million African-Americans and their roles in the war. While many African Americans whoContinue reading “44 Vintage Photos of the U.S. 369th Infantry Regiment, “The Harlem Hellfighters” during World War I”
The manufacturing of tanks was a particular priority, as the German army had by far outpaced its adversaries in this area. In the late 1930s, the U.S. Army was not using tanks in any combat capacity. There were no facilities in the United States to manufacture tanks—not even in small quantities. As late as 1939,Continue reading “23 Amazing Vintage Photographs Taken Inside WWII Tank Factories”
On 2 October 1940, Ludwig Fischer, Governor of the Warsaw District in the occupied General Government of Poland, signed the order to officially create a Jewish district (ghetto) in Warsaw. It was to become the largest ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe. All Jewish people in Warsaw had to relocate to the area of the ghetto byContinue reading “44 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Life in the Warsaw Ghetto in the Summer of 1941”