A U.S soldier struggles ashore under heavy German Fire during the first wave of the D-Day invasion on Omaha
Beach on the Normandy coast of France, June 6, 1944.
Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936 .
Spain. Barcelona. January 1939. Running for shelter during the air raid alarm. The city was being heavily
bombed by Fascist planes as General Franco's troops rapidly approached the city.
England. Dorset. Weymouth. 1-5 June 1945. The American troops of the Allied Forces leave the English port of
France. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. Landing of the American troops on Omaha Beach .
France. Normandy. Omaha Beach. The first wave of American troops lands at dawn. June 6th, 1944.
Calvados. St Laurentsur-Mer. June, 1944.
A U.S. soldier lies
dead after being hit
by sniper fire during
Liepzig, Germany, on
the last day of the
World War II fighting
Paris. August 25th, 1944. Members of the French Resistance and soldiers of the French army.
France. Cherbourg. June 27th, 1944. German soldiers captured by American troops.
France. Paris. August
26th, 1944. Crowd on the
pavement after snipers in
buildings overlooking the
Place de l'Hotel de Ville
opened fire on the
celebrations after the
France. Normandy. Omaha Beach. June, 1944. French fishermen looking at corpses on the beach after the
General George Patton in
North African desert during
Allied campaign, WWII.
Soldiers in position with guns during Allied campaign in North Africa,WWII.Location:Tunisia Date taken:1943 n
"A tank-artillery team stands on alert. This kind of unit -- a 105mm. howitzer mounted on a half-track -- has
proved a 'winning combination,' according to Army experts, in ground warfare in Tunisia.
German cemetery, Tunisia,
Us Fifth Army In Italy
artillerymen firing a
barracade on the
Itallian front in the
taly Date taken:April
Post WWII German
Square Inch of
Survivors gaze at photographer Margaret Bourke-White and rescuers from the United States Third Army during the
liberation of Buchenwald, April 1945 .
the camp's liberation
by American forces,
emaciated to walk, at
the camp's liberation
by American forces,
tattoos shortly after
camp's liberation by
Allied forces, April
"Grief," Families identify the dead, Kerch, Crimea, 1942
Tank attack at Night, Kursk, 1943
Bayonet Attack, Russian Infantry, Smolensk, 1941
'On The Road Of War,' 1941
Romanian POWs marching after Battle of Stalingrad, 1942
George Lott, 22,
wounded in both
arms by German
doctors mold a
plaster cast to his
A "Free French" soldier races to aid a Resistance fighter firing at a German sniper, Paris, August 1944. The sniper
had opened fire during a tour of the city by Gen. Charles de Gaulle.
A family seeks safety beside a Jeep as French Resistance fighters and Free French troops try to take out a
German sniper during the Liberation of Paris in August 1944
Allied forces helping French woman during sniper fire during liberation of Chartres from the Germans,
WWII.Location:Chartres, France Date taken:August 1944
French women accused of
collaborating w. the Germans
sit w. freshly shaved heads
after being punished by
members of the French
One of the most famous and
emotive pictures of WWII was
taken, unknown by the two
subjects, on Christmas Day 1942,
by New Zealand photographer
George Silk. George Silk, as an
official photographer with the
Australian Department of
Information, was covering the
Pacific War against Japan in
Papua, now part of Papua New
The picture shows Private George
(Dick) Whittington of the 2/10
Infantry Battalian, accompanied
by a Papuan native, Raphael
Oimbari. Whittington, had been
injured in the head during the
battle for Buna.
Battle Of Bulge German POWs carrying body of American soldier killed in Battle of Bulge through snowy
Ardennes field, 1 among more than 180,000 US & German casualties of 6-wk. WWII battle.Location: Belgium
Date taken:February 1945
Cisterna, Italy...'44 American GI's search surrendering German soldiers amid the ruins of Cisterna following fierce
rearguard fighting by elite German units.Location:Cisterna, Italy Date taken:May 26, 1944
American soldiers pausing during the battle for control of Anzio underneath a sign stating ALL RANKS BRITISH
TROOPS WILL WEAR STEEL HELMETS Location:Anzio, Italy Date taken:1944
Cisterna, Italy...'44 Pair of German soldiers raising their arms in surrender after the US Army 3rd Infantry and 1st
Armored Divisions took Cisterna following fierce rearguard fighting by elite German units. Location:Cisterna, Italy
Date taken:May 26, 1944
American soldier firing back at unseen German sniper during the battle for Cisterna. Location:Cisterna, Italy Date
W. Eugene Smith
A U.S soldier offers his hand to a woman leaving a cave where she had hidden with her child during the battle
between Japanese and American forces
Fight for survival: In a July 1944 photograph, an American Marine lifts a nearly dead infant from a cave where
native islanders had been hiding during the battle for Saipan
While under fire, U.S. Marines advance on occupying Japanese forces in Tanapag, Saipan in June 1944
War-weary: Marine Sgt.
Marine Sgt. Angelo Klonis
U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Division raise the American flag atop Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, on
Feb. 23, 1945. Joe Rosenthal, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his immortal image of six World War II servicemen
raising an American flag over battle-scarred Iwo Jima.
In a second photo Rosenthal shot at Iwo Jima, Marines pose in front of the flag they just raised.
The booted feet of a dead Japanese soldier, foreground, protrude from beneath a mound of earth on Iwo Jima
during the American invasion of the Japanese Volcano Island stronghold in 1945 in World War II. U.S. Marines
can be seen nearby in foxholes.
As the invasion of Peleliu gets underway, U.S. Marines unload war supplies and ammunition boxes onto the
beach of the island in the Palau group, in September 1944. Note injured Marine on a stretcher at left center.
Vj Day A jubilant American sailor
clutching a white-uniformed nurse
in a back-bending, passionate kiss
as he vents his joy while thousands
jam Times Square to celebrate the
long awaited-victory over Japan.
Location:New York, NY, US Date
taken:August 14, 1945
Vj Day Celebration In Us
Joyful young man kissing girl
in the midst of confetti-strewn
street near the Latin Quarter
nightclub on V-J Day.
Location:New York, NY, US
Date taken:August 14, 1945
Hitler's Minister of
Goebbels glowers at
Eisenstaedt in the garden
of the Carlton Hotel
during a League of
Joseph Goebbels in garden of the
Carlton Hotel before delivering a radio
address, Geneva, September 1933
others World War II Photographers
Georgi Zelma Soviet troops patrolling the ruins of Stalingrad, Russia, 2 Feb 1943
Georgi Zelma German
prisoners of war being
marched across a field,
Odessa Oblast, Ukraine,
Georgi Zelma 28 In January of 1943, a Soviet T-34 tank roars through the Square of Fallen Fighters in
Georgi Zelma Soviet soldier waving a red flag at a building off the central square in Stalingrad, Russia, JanFeb 1943
William Vandivert Reichstag graffiti by Russian soldiers honoring their fallen comrades1945
William Vandivert The Blitz, London, 1940
George Strock Three
dead Americans lie
where they fell in the
sand near a half sunken
landing craft on Buna
Beach in northern New
Guinea following a
Japanese ambush in
George Strock Fighting On Engebi Island American marine dragging a dead comrade out of the surf as
others duck machine gun fire from Japanese pillbox off to the left during assault on coral beachhead.
Location:Engebi Island, Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands Date taken:March 1944
American Marine holding
a pig captured near the
front lines during the fight
to retake the Marshall
Islands from the
lein, Marshall Islands
USS New Jersey
watch a Japanese
before he is
Horst Grund German soldier on a horse-drawn cart in Crimea, Ukraine, circa 1942
Hugo Jaeger Adolf Hitler salutes troops of the Condor Legion who fought alongside Spanish Nationalists in
the Spanish Civil War, during a rally upon their return to Germany, 1939.
Hugo Jaeger Crowds cheering Adolf Hitler's campaign to unite Austria and Germany, 1938.
Hugo Jaeger Scene from a Christmas party in Munich thrown by Adolf Hitler for his generals, 1941
Heinrich Hoffmann Chancellor Hitler saluting the athletes from balcony of the Olympic House during opening
ceremony of the IV Olympic Winter Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany, 6 Feb 1936
Heinrich Hoffmann Philippe Pétain and Adolf Hitler, Montoire-sur-le-Loir, France, 24 Oct 1940; note Paul
Schmidt and Joachim von Ribbentrop in background
Heinrich Hoffmann Funeral procession of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Ulm, Germany, 18 Oct 1944
Emmanuil Evzerikhin A soviet battery of 152-mm howitzers firing on the defenders German troops. Belarus,
the summer of 1944.
Emmanuil Evzerikhin "The Fire of War and Peaceful Flames"War camera operator, A. Sofkin, is
photographing burning train station in Stalingrad
Jerry Rutberg U.S. troops pass a German woman surveying the damage done by the Allied bombing along the
Rhine River in March 1945.
Boris Kudoyarov Putting the dead on carts after German shelling, Leningrad 1941
Yevgeny Khaldei Vienna ghetto,1945
Yakov Khalip Nocturne in the ruins, Soviet soldiers, 1943
Max Alpert 'Combat,' Lugansk 1942, this soldier (Alexei Eremenko) was killed by a shell just after this photo
which also injured
Jacob Harris Allied
soldiers walk through the
smoking ruins of
Gurko), PskovNovgorod, 1942
support of the
Ed Clark An
eleven year old
boy, whose left
leg was crushed
in an air raid,
walking down the
and many others ...
World War II Photographers
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