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American and German medical personnel care for both nations’ wounded paratroopers in the Hospice (505th Regtl Aid Sta #2) situated in the center of Sainte-Mère-Église.

American and German medical personnel care for both nations’ wounded paratroopers in the Hospice (505th Regtl Aid Sta #2) situated in the center of Sainte-Mère-Église.

/ September 28, 2011 / 60

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US soldiers with local children during the liberation of a village somewhere in France

US soldiers with local children during the liberation of a village somewhere in France

/ September 28, 2011 / 86

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 Jewish resistance fighters being held by German SS soldiers in April/May 1943 during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto after the failed ghetto uprising.

 Jewish resistance fighters being held by German SS soldiers in April/May 1943 during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto after the failed ghetto uprising.

/ September 28, 2011 / 171

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This is Private Joe Demler of the US Army, he was a guest of the Third Reich for barely 3 months before being liberated in April 1945. Dressed in his pajamas with his sleeves and pant legs rolled up he was photographed looking more like a skeleton wearing skin than a human being.

This is Private Joe Demler of the US Army, he was a guest of the Third Reich for barely 3 months before being liberated in April 1945. Dressed in his pajamas with his sleeves and pant legs rolled up he was photographed looking more like a skeleton wearing skin than a human being.

/ September 27, 2011 / 744

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A British soldier photographed sometime during the Burma campaign, 1944

A British soldier photographed sometime during the Burma campaign, 1944

/ September 27, 2011 / 41

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Northwestern University students conducting Home Guard rifle drills on campus in Evanston, Illinois, January 1942.

Northwestern University students conducting Home Guard rifle drills on campus in Evanston, Illinois, January 1942.

/ September 27, 2011 / 218

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A couple of Red Army snipers and their spotter hiding in the foliage somewhere on the Eastern front.

A couple of Red Army snipers and their spotter hiding in the foliage somewhere on the Eastern front.

/ September 27, 2011 / 28

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Although they had been fighting the fascist regime since 1927, the Italian “Maquis” remained virtually unknown to the outside world as they carried on their battle for freedom under some of the msot hazardous conditions. Targets for both Nazis and Fascist Italian guns they used the eternally snow-clad peaks of the French-Italian border as their battlefield.  This partisan was a school teacher in the Valley of Aosta and chose to pick up guns to fight side-by-side her husband in the “White Patrol” above the pass of Little Saint Bernard in Italy, January 1945.

Although they had been fighting the fascist regime since 1927, the Italian “Maquis” remained virtually unknown to the outside world as they carried on their battle for freedom under some of the msot hazardous conditions. Targets for both Nazis and Fascist Italian guns they used the eternally snow-clad peaks of the French-Italian border as their battlefield.

This partisan was a school teacher in the Valley of Aosta and chose to pick up guns to fight side-by-side her husband in the “White Patrol” above the pass of Little Saint Bernard in Italy, January 1945.

/ September 27, 2011 / 70

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