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Two soldiers of the Red Army catch some sleep on and in their jeep, somewhere near the city of Prague

Two soldiers of the Red Army catch some sleep on and in their jeep, somewhere near the city of Prague

February 12, 2012, 12:00pm / 113

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Children, made homeless during The Blitz, have a cuppa.

Children, made homeless during The Blitz, have a cuppa.

February 12, 2012, 4:55am / 175

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"Between ourselves," 101-year-old Mrs. Elizabeth Dick told the Mayor of Bath, "Hitler thought he’d frighten me. But he didn’t."He  killed 417 Bath people, though. And destroyed over two hundred  buildings of architectural or historical interest. His bombers came to Bath on two April nights in 1942, their declared aim to revenge Royal  Air Force attacks on Rostock and Lübeck.The city was undefended—surprisingly, as it housed part of the Admiralty and several war  industries. The bombers chose their targets unhurriedly and unmolested.  The Assembly Rooms were gutted, the Circus and Royal Crescent set on  fire.

The Bath Blitz, Martin Wainwright

"Between ourselves," 101-year-old Mrs. Elizabeth Dick told the Mayor of Bath, "Hitler thought he’d frighten me. But he didn’t."

He killed 417 Bath people, though. And destroyed over two hundred buildings of architectural or historical interest. His bombers came to Bath on two April nights in 1942, their declared aim to revenge Royal Air Force attacks on Rostock and Lübeck.

The city was undefended—surprisingly, as it housed part of the Admiralty and several war industries. The bombers chose their targets unhurriedly and unmolested. The Assembly Rooms were gutted, the Circus and Royal Crescent set on fire.

The Bath Blitz, Martin Wainwright

February 12, 2012, 2:40am / 36

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Condensation trails of aircraft fighting high above the Palace of Westminster during the Battle of Britain, Aug 1940

Condensation trails of aircraft fighting high above the Palace of Westminster during the Battle of Britain, Aug 1940

February 11, 2012, 5:00pm / 140

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Ernie Pyle having a smoke with Marines of the First Marine Division on Okinawa

Ernie Pyle having a smoke with Marines of the First Marine Division on Okinawa

February 11, 2012, 4:00pm / 69

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An American soldier photographed while coming across the body of a dead boy near Stavelot, Belgium 1945

An American soldier photographed while coming across the body of a dead boy near Stavelot, Belgium 1945

February 11, 2012, 3:00pm / 80

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February 11, 2012, 2:00pm / 28

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US Army nurses prepping for a fly mission

US Army nurses prepping for a fly mission

(Source: nwhm.org)

February 11, 2012, 1:00pm / 860

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