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The bodies of American soldiers lie on a beach in New Guinea, 1942

The first Navy flight nurse on Iwo Jima (6 March 1945) and later Okinawa (6 April 1945), ENS Jane Kendeigh, NC, USNR

The first Navy flight nurse on Iwo Jima March and later Okinawa

American soldier cleaning the face of young French orphan.

US Army soldier Walton Trohon American soldier photographed while caring for and cleaning the face of a young French orphan- November 1944

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after   his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel.

Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. The bag contained of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 years

06/06/1944 - 13:41 - Omaha Beach: Le général Omar Bradley, sur le navire amiral Augusta, reçoit le rapport suivant : "Troupes auparavant stoppées sur plages Easy Red, Easy Green, Fox Red, progressent sur hauteurs derrières plages".

officers watching operations from the bridge of USS Augusta off Normandy, 8 June

American Women, World War II

Women War Correspondents working in the European Theatre of Operations, England, 1943 / (Moore)

Description of . World War II army veteran Kenneth Porwoll of Roseville was photographed in 1946 after surviving the 1942 Bataan Death March and a 1-1/2 year sentence in a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. Porwoll died at age 93 on Veterans Day. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

World War II army veteran Kenneth Porwoll of Roseville was photographed in 1946 after surviving the 1942 Bataan Death March and a year sentence in a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. Porwoll died at age 93 on Veterans Day

This photo of Muriel Phillips Engelman, a Jewish-American #WWII Army nurse, was taken during the Battle of the Bulge when the Germans were 10 miles away from her location in a tent hospital (general). Her story is featured in Women Heroes of World War II: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Heroes-World-War-Resistance/dp/1613745230/ref=sr_1_2?s=books=UTF8=1372622688=1-2=women+heroes+of+world+war+ii+26+stories+of+espionage #WomensHistory

This photo of Muriel Phillips Engelman, a Jewish-American Army nurse, was taken during the Battle of the Bulge when the Germans were 10 miles away from her location in a tent hospital (general). Her story is featured in Women Heroes of World War II:

Released to the world in 2009, this undated photo shows the Blitz rescue dog known as Rip as he rescued a trapped victim from a bombed out building in London. Rip was a stray dog who became something of a War hero after being found homeless and starving during a bombing raid on London.

War rescue dog Rip rescuing a trapped victim from a bombed building in Poplar, London, U. Rip was a stray dog who became a World War II hero after being found homeless and starving in a bombing raid in London.

US Marine M1919 Browning machine gun crew Peleliu Palau Islands 1944.

US Marine Browning machine gun crew, Peleliu, Palau Islands, 1944

Segunda Guerra Mundial

prev pinner note: A little girl, wounded after a German cruise bomb hit her house, is evacuated by an air raid warden.

World War Two photo of a Woman Marine and Army Technician taken on May 16th, 1944, at the Civil War monument, Washington Park, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana.

World War Two photo of a Woman Marine and Army Technician taken on May at the Civil War monument, Washington Park, Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana.

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson. "Women Heroes of World War II" by Kathryn Attwood

These brave men are withstanding the force of Hurricane Sandy to guard The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Photo by davidhelbig

These brave soldiers are braving the force of Hurricane Sandy (Oct to guard The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia Photo by davidhelbig

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