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demons:

British 3rd Division troops passing a Great War memorial in Hermanville-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944.

demons:

British 3rd Division troops passing a Great War memorial in Hermanville-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944.

talesofwar:

French civilians giving info to US troops at Vierville-sur-Mer. June 6th 1944.

talesofwar:

French civilians giving info to US troops at Vierville-sur-Mer. June 6th 1944.

talesofwar:

Canadian soldiers patroling the rue Saint Pierre in the heavily destroyed city of Caen. 2000 civilian died in this city during the Overlord operation. July 1944.

talesofwar:

Canadian soldiers patroling the rue Saint Pierre in the heavily destroyed city of Caen. 2000 civilian died in this city during the Overlord operation. July 1944.

historical-nonfiction:

caption: “Soldiers from the African colonies fighting in October 1944.”

historical-nonfiction:

caption: “Soldiers from the African colonies fighting in October 1944.”

historywars:

Child japanese soldiers.

historywars:

Child japanese soldiers.

Francia en Deuda…

africanoexiste:

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"Hacia el final de la guerra, más de medio millón de africanos de las colonias francesas estaban combatiendo en el bando de De Gaulle. Pero cuando tocó marchar en París, las tropas africanas fueron relegadas. 
A cambio de combatir contra los alemanes, a los argelinos se les prometió la independencia. Sin embargo, cuando se manifestaron por esa causa, hondeando banderas argelinas, el 8 de mayo de 1945, el ejército francés masacró a 45.000 personas. 
En 1944, a las afueras de Dakar, el campo de Thiaroye alojaba a los soldados de Senegal que habían vuelto exhaustos del campo de batalla europeo. No se les pagó lo acordado por sus servicios,y se produjo una revuelta. Los franceses dispararon, matando a muchos soldados senegaleses. Ousmane Sembène, el escritor senegalés contemporáneo más famoso, además de director de cine, salvó este incidente, para que no se hundiera en el olvido, convirtiéndolo en una película titulada “Campo de Thiaroye”. 
El 6 de junio, la celebración del Desembarco de Normandía vuelve a poner en evidencia como se ha cerrado la historia para miles de hombres y sus familias.”

Fragmento y foto obtenido de Grupoafrica Historia

gettyimages:

Remembering D-Day ahead of the 70th Anniversary on 6th June, 2014.

VIDEO | Incredible Then and Now matchup composites by photographer Peter Macdiarmid

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greatestgeneration:

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Ansel Adams. The acclaimed nature photographer, born in San Francisco in 1902, died on 22 April 1984. Adams was active during WWII and some of his work is featured in our current special exhibit, From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII.

During the fall of 1943, Ansel Adams shot over 200 images in Manzanar Relocation Center. Many of these images were published in 1944 in the book Born Free and Equal. The images are all courtesy of the Library of Congress and the entire series can be viewed here in their online catalog. When Adams offered his Manzanar series to the Library of Congress in 1965, he commented on the collection of images  in a letter: “The purpose of my work was to show how these people, suffering under a great injustice, and loss of property, businesses and professions, had overcome the sense of defeat and dispair [sic] by building for themselves a vital community in an arid (but magnificent) environment….All in all, I think this Manzanar Collection is an important historical document, and I trust it can be put to good use.”

View his work on display in our special exhibit From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII: http://bit.ly/1k1eh9h

Post by Curator Kimberly Guise. 

All images courtesy of the Library of Congress.

historicaltimes:

A wounded German officer, found in the Egyptian desert during the first two days of a British offensive, is guarded by a sentry while awaiting backup - November 13, 1942.
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historicaltimes:

A wounded German officer, found in the Egyptian desert during the first two days of a British offensive, is guarded by a sentry while awaiting backup - November 13, 1942.

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historicaltimes:

Sailors abandoning the doomed USS Lexington. Battle of the Coral Sea. 1942

historicaltimes:

Sailors abandoning the doomed USS Lexington. Battle of the Coral Sea. 1942



Boy sitting on a sea mine, Kent, England, 1945.

Boy sitting on a sea mine, Kent, England, 1945.

indypendenthistory:

London during the Second World War in 1939-40. Photographer George Rodger.

indypendenthistory:

London during the Second World War in 1939-40. Photographer George Rodger.

poboh:

Blind Boy, Who Lost His Arms in the War, Reading with His Lips, Rome, Italy, 1948,

poboh:

Blind Boy, Who Lost His Arms in the War, Reading with His Lips, Rome, Italy, 1948,

historicaltimes:

Newly discovered photographs show German officers “race-checking” members of the Norwegian Hird , circa 1942

historicaltimes:

Newly discovered photographs show German officers “race-checking” members of the Norwegian Hird , circa 1942

abandonedography:

WW2 midget submarine wreck, Aberlady Bay, Scotland by coastkid71 

abandonedography:

WW2 midget submarine wreck, Aberlady Bay, Scotland by coastkid71