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With its gunner visible in the back cockpit, this Japanese dive bomber, smoke streaming from the cowling, is headed for destruction in the water below after being shot down near Truk, Japanese stronghold in the Carolines,on July 2, 1944 - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER

Russian women and children recently liberated from a Nazi concentration camp lay flowers at the bodies of four dead American soldiers. Eyewitnesses reported the Americans were murdered by German officers after they had surrendered in Hilden, Germany (1945)

A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).