world war II

 

Photo: Times Square gets the news

New Yorkers in Times Square stop to read the news reports of the D-Day invasion of Europe, when Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, on this day in 1944.

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Photo: Accused Nazi on trial and in bed

John Demjanjuk is accused of 28,060 counts of accessory to murder for allegedly working as a death camp guard.

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Photo: Raising Old Glory

On this day 66 years ago, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the now iconic photo of five U.S. Marines from the 3rd Platoon, E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Division and one Navy corpsman raising the American flag (actually a second flag) on Mount Suribachi during the battle for Iwo Jima in World War II. [...]

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Photo: Sit, shake, salute?

A few months before Adolf Hitler ordered 4.5 million troops to invade the Soviet Union, the Foreign Office in Berlin ordered its diplomats in Finland to gather evidence against Finnish businessman Tor Borg, whose dog had an unusual way of raising its paw.

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Photo: ‘A date which will live in infamy’

On this day 69 years ago, at 7:55 a.m. Hawaiian time, 360 Japanese war planes descended on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and attacked the Pacific fleet. Five battleships, three destroyers and seven other ships were damaged or sunk.

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