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A B-25B used in the Doolittle Raid photographed on April 18, 1942.

A B-25B used in the Doolittle Raid photographed on April 18, 1942.

/ September 07, 2011 / 28

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65 years ago: welcome to 1946!

It’s the fall of 1946. The war has ended, a new home will cost you less than $3,000, Frank Sinatra just released his first album, and Tupperware containers are coming to a department store near you. Yes, the American Dream is in full swing. From Dior dresses to Dr. Spock’s baby advice, here’s a glimpse at American lives 65 years ago today.

/ September 07, 2011, 12:17pm / 37

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American soldiers line up as they surrender their arms to the Japanese at the naval base of Mariveles on Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines, April 1942.

American soldiers line up as they surrender their arms to the Japanese at the naval base of Mariveles on Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines, April 1942.

/ September 07, 2011 / 5

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Like so many of our people, we have now had a personal experience of German barbarity which only strengthens the resolution of all of us to fight through to final victory.

— King George VI, September 1940

September 07, 2011, 12:00pm / 3

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Attacks on cities are strategically justified in so far as they tend to shorten the war and so preserve the lives of allied soldiers.

— Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris, the man who approved the RAF use of area bombing on German populace during the Second World War, March 1945.

September 07, 2011, 10:20am / 14

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Malayan soldiers photographed charging forward at a Malay battle zone in February 1942, before the Japanese completed their occupation of the peninsula and pushed Britons back onto Singapore Island.

Malayan soldiers photographed charging forward at a Malay battle zone in February 1942, before the Japanese completed their occupation of the peninsula and pushed Britons back onto Singapore Island.

/ September 06, 2011 / 32

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Italian gunners concealing themselves in a cactus field, March 1943

Well, people always said that Italians were prickly.

Italian gunners concealing themselves in a cactus field, March 1943

Well, people always said that Italians were prickly.

/ September 06, 2011 / 50

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Citizens of Tunis celebrating their liberation, May 1943

Citizens of Tunis celebrating their liberation, May 1943

/ September 06, 2011 / 46

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