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Three Americans lie dead on the beach at Buna. Due to the number of dead bodies on the beach,the Allies nicknamed it “Maggot Beach”. At the time when censors used a heavy hand to keep the American public from knowing and seeing the carnage in the Pacific during WW2, this ground-breaking photograph of dead American soldiers confronted the American public for the first time with the real face of the war. It showed the bodies of 3 American soldiers who had been killed on Buna Beach in New Guinea. Though none of the men were recognizable, the photo was arresting in its stark depiction of the stillness of the death, and then shocking when it became clear on second glance that maggots had claimed the body of one of the soldiers faced down on the sand. The photo was taken by LIFE’s photojournalist George Strock. Images that Strock took of dead American GIs were not published because the U.S Office of Censorship prohibited their publication, as they refused to allow any pictures of American soldiers killed in combat. LIFE editorialized that “we think that occasional pictures of Americans who fall in action should be printed. The job of men like Strock is to bring the war back to us, so that we who are thousands of miles removed from the dangers and the smell of death may know what is at stake”. The case went to the White House, where president FDR finally approved its publication. FDR feared that the American public might be growing complacent about the war and its horrific toll.The photo,taken in Feb 1943, was finally published on LIFE’s 9/20/43 issue.The impact of images like Strock’s was mixed. The image provoked considerable controversy. The Washington Post argued that the pictures “can help us to understand something of what has been sacrificed for the victories we have won”. Some readers attacked LIFE for exposing the public to more information about the war than they were prepared for, or for engaging in “morbid sensationalism”. The picture improved War bond sales but negatively affected enlistments. Strock’s photograph has been described as the “most famous and influential photographs ever taken in any war”. It became a classic image of war photography. #ww2

President Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, where he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In fact, Eisenhower oversaw the famous D-Day invasion in 1944.

In his later years, Eisenhower took up painting. Some of his work was put on display during a show at a New York art museum in 1967. Eisenhower told a reporter, “They would have burned this [expletive] a long time ago if I weren’t the president of the United States.” (Photo credits: Wikimedia Commons, Pinterest, Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division)

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Posted by @fuehrer_of_photography - A photo of a drydock at Kure Naval Base, Japan, 10/19/45. There are at least 4 different types of midget submarines in this group of about 84 boats, though the great majority are of the standard “Koryu” type. The 2 boats at right in the 2nd row above appear to have an enlarged conning tower and shortened hull superstructure. The 2 boats above at left in that row are of the earlier Type A or Type C design, as are a few others further back in the group.By definition, a midget submarine is less than 150 tons, has a crew of no more than 8, has no on-board living accommodation, and operates in conjunction with a mother ship to provide the living accommodations and other support. The Japanese Navy built at least 800 midgets in 7 classes, but only a fraction had any noticeable impact on the war. Their intended purpose initially was to be deployed in front of enemy fleets, but their actual use would be in harbor attacks and coastal defense.The Japanese midget subs were not named but were numbered with “Ha” numbers (e.g., Ha-19). These numbers were not displayed on the exterior and operationally the midgets were referred to according to the numbers of their mother ships.In mid-1944, with coastal defense requirements becoming urgent, the Japanese Navy developed the Koryu Tei Gata Type D. More than just another improved version of the Type A, this was a new design. They were the largest of Japan’s midgets, displacing about 60 tons, 86 ft (26 meters) in length, with a 5-man crew, featuring a more powerful diesel engine, and had improved operating endurance. Koryu’s armament consisted of two muzzle-loaded 17.7-inch torpedoes. As with the earlier types, individual boats had alpha-numeric names in the “Ha” series beginning with Ha-101.Some 115 units had been completed when Japan capitulated in Aug 1945. At the end of the war, Allied Occupation forces found hundreds of midget submarines built and building in Japan, including large numbers of the “Koryu” type; nearly 500 more were under construction. Some of these submarines intended for training pilots for Kaiten type manned torpedoes, had an enlarged conning tower and 2 periscopes. #ww2

Incredible aerial photos reveal the rusting wrecks of WW2 tanks and planes lying in the oceans and jungles on remote pacific islands
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Pictured above are Soviet Soldiers of the Northern Front during their break lunching in their foxholes on the banks of the Neva river, in the outskirts of Leningrad, Autumn 1941. The picture was taken by Vsevolod Tarasevich.

A photograph of a De Havilland Mosquito Mk II of No. 157 Squadron RAF refuelling at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, June 16th,1943. No. 157 Squadron was the first squadron to use the Mosquito as a night fighter, reforming on December 13th, 1941 specifically to operate the type (after a short incarnation towards the end of the First World War). The first patrols were flown on the night of April 27th-28th, 1942 over East Anglia but the first confirmed kill did not come until August 22nd/23rd, 1942. As the threat from German bombers faded, No. 157 squadron received a number of Mosquito FB.Mk VIs, and began to fly intruder missions over occupied Europe. In November 1943 the squadron moved to Cornwall and increasingly concentrated on the intruder role. After a brief interlude flying defensive patrols over the Irish Sea, in May 1944 the squadron moved to East Anglia, where it joined No.100 Group and carried out intruder missions to support the heavy bombers.

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Александр Георгиевич Пронин (1917—1992) – советский летчик-истребитель.

В армии с 1939 года. Участник боев на Халхин-Голе и финской войны. С начала Великой Отечественной войны служил в 124-м истребительном авиаполку (Ленинградский фронт, Западный округ ПВО). Штурман эскадрильи, штурман полка,
заместитель командира эскадрильи, командир эскадрильи. С июня 1943 командир полка (в дальнейшем полк стал 102-м гвардейским истребительным авиаполком) и оставался им до декабря 1947 года. За годы войны его боевой счет составил 6 побед (2 лично + 4 в группе). После войны продолжил службу, занимал различные командные должности. Получил звание генерал-майора (1957). В отставку вышел в 1973 году, жил в Киеве.

Награжден четырьмя орденами Красного Знамени, орденами Отечественной войны 1 и 2 степени, тремя орденами Красной Звезды, медалями.

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Raising a flag over the Reichstag is a historic World War II photograph, taken during the Battle of Berlin on 2 May 1945. It shows Meliton Kantaria and Mikhail Yegorov
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WW2 day at work, boiler suit, wellies, red scarf and red lipstick...land girl...done! #ww2 #school #ta #redlips #redscarf #boilersuit #landgirl #thethingswedo #work #dressup

Un uomo rifiuta di fare il saluto nazista nel 1936

L'uomo è August Landmesser un operaio tedesco, oppositore politico antinazista negli anni trenta. Fu uno dei pochi tedeschi che si opposero pubblicamente al potere di Adolf Hitler.

Landmesser fu membro del Partito Nazionalsocialista Tedesco dei Lavoratori dal 1931 al 1935 costretto all'adesione solamente perché spinto dal bisogno di ottenere un posto di lavoro. Cominciò ad osteggiare il nazismo quando, divenuto padre di due figlie avute da una giovane donna di religione ebraica, Irma Eckler, fu ritenuto colpevole di "disonorare la razza" e pertanto - segnalato come oppositore al regime del Terzo Reich - fu dapprima espulso dal partito e poi incarcerato due volte nel campo di concentramento di Börgermoor. E il suo matrimonio - a causa dell'entrata in vigore delle leggi razziali di Norimberga nell'agosto del 1935 - non fu riconosciuto dall'ufficio del registro del comune di Amburgo e inoltre alle stesse figlie, Ingrid e Irene, non fu riconosciuto il cognome paterno ma quello della madre.

Il 20 dicembre 1949 la corte distrettuale di Amburgo-Altona dichiarò Irma Eckler morta, indicando il giorno 28 aprile 1942 come la data più probabile del suo assassinio mentre, sempre nello stesso anno, il tribunale distrettuale di Rostock dichiarò morto August Landmesser alla data del 1º agosto 1949. Nell'autunno del 1951 il municipio di Amburgo riconobbe ufficialmente il matrimonio tra August Landmesser e Irma Eckler e, inoltre, le figlie Ingrid e Irene, sopravvissute alla guerra, ricevettero il cognome del padre.
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Proud to have finally met a WWll vet and on the day we swore in at the rodeo! This was definitely a day that I'm going to remember for a long time. This man had the biggest smile on his face when he found out why we were there, but did realize people were more excited to meet him. He's a great man, very humble, & still going strong! #MoeGainZ #military #navy #marines #airforce #army #ww2 #veteran #rodeo #fitness #bodybuilding #motivation

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