Historic and Unforgettable photos from World War Two


A Frenchman weeps as German soldiers march into the French capital Paris, June 14, 1940.  

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1 / 53 A Frenchman weeps as German soldiers march into the French capital Paris, June 14, 1940. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

St. Paul\u0027s Cathedral is pictured during the great fire raid of Sunday December 29th 1940 during the Battle of Britain, in London.    U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
2 / 53 St. Paul's Cathedral is pictured during the great fire raid of Sunday December 29th 1940 during the Battle of Britain, in London. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A resident of the Sudeten raises her arm in a Nazi salute after the region was annexed to Germany as part of the Munich Agreement, Czechoslovakia, 1938.    

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3 / 53 A resident of the Sudeten raises her arm in a Nazi salute after the region was annexed to Germany as part of the Munich Agreement, Czechoslovakia, 1938. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Adolf Hitler in Paris, June 23, 1940.    U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
4 / 53 Adolf Hitler in Paris, June 23, 1940. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Children of an eastern suburb of London made homeless during the Battle of Britain, September 1940.    U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
5 / 53 Children of an eastern suburb of London made homeless during the Battle of Britain, September 1940. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A captured photograph taken aboard a Japanese carrier before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941.   U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
6 / 53 A captured photograph taken aboard a Japanese carrier before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX


This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field.  U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
7 / 53 This captured Japanese photograph shows the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. In the distance, the smoke rises from Hickam Field.  U.S. Navy/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A view of the USS Arizona burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, December 7, 1941.   U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
8 / 53 A view of the USS Arizona burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, December 7, 1941.   U.S. Navy/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

German troops in Russia, 1941.    U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
9 / 53 German troops in Russia, 1941. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Prisoners of war have their hands tied behind their backs during the March of Death from Bataan to the Cabanatuan prison camp, in the Philippines, May 1942.   U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
10 / 53 Prisoners of war have their hands tied behind their backs during the March of Death from Bataan to the Cabanatuan prison camp, in the Philippines, May 1942. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Jewish civilians are led down a street by German soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, in Poland, 1943.   U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
11 / 53 Jewish civilians are led down a street by German soldiers during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, in Poland, 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

The Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu burns before sinking during the Battle of Midway June 5, 1942.    U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
12 / 53 The Japanese aircraft carrier Hiryu burns before sinking during the Battle of Midway June 5, 1942.   U.S. Navy/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A dust storm at the War Relocation Authority center, where evacuees of Japanese ancestry in the United States spent the duration of World War Two, in Manzanar, California, July 3, 1942. U.S. National Archives/Dorothea Lange/via REUTERS
13 / 53 A dust storm at the War Relocation Authority center, where evacuees of Japanese ancestry in the United States spent the duration of World War Two, in Manzanar, California, July 3, 1942. U.S. National Archives/Dorothea Lange/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

With a canvas tarpaulin for a church and packing cases for an altar, a Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines at Saipan, June 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
14 / 53 With a canvas tarpaulin for a church and packing cases for an altar, a Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines at Saipan, June 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A Japanese plane is shot down as it attempts to attack the USS Kitkun Bay near the Mariana Islands, June 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
15 / 53 A Japanese plane is shot down as it attempts to attack the USS Kitkun Bay near the Mariana Islands, June 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. Private Roy Humphrey is given blood plasma by Pfc. Harvey White, after he was wounded by shrapnel in Sicily, Italy August 9, 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
16 / 53 U.S. Private Roy Humphrey is given blood plasma by Pfc. Harvey White, after he was wounded by shrapnel in Sicily, Italy August 9, 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A photo taken from a U.S. B-17 Flying Fortress of the 8th AAF Bomber Command when they attacked a ball- bearing plant and the nearby Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot in Paris, France, December 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
17 / 53 A photo taken from a U.S. B-17 Flying Fortress of the 8th AAF Bomber Command when they attacked a ball- bearing plant and the nearby Hispano Suiza aircraft engine repair depot in Paris, France, December 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. soldiers land on the coast of France under heavy machine gun fire, June 6, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
18 / 53 U.S. soldiers land on the coast of France under heavy machine gun fire, June 6, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

The USS Bunker Hill after being hit by two kamikazes within 30 seconds off Kyushu, May 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
19 / 53 The USS Bunker Hill after being hit by two kamikazes within 30 seconds off Kyushu, May 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Pilots aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier receive last minute instructions before taking off to attack industrial, and military installations in Tokyo, February 17, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
20 / 53 Pilots aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier receive last minute instructions before taking off to attack industrial, and military installations in Tokyo, February 17, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. soldiers of the 347th Infantry Regiment are served food on their way to La Roche, Belgium, January 13, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
21 / 53 U.S. soldiers of the 347th Infantry Regiment are served food on their way to La Roche, Belgium, January 13, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. soldiers are pictured during landing operations on Rendova Island, Solomon Islands, June 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
22 / 53 U.S. soldiers are pictured during landing operations on Rendova Island, Solomon Islands, June 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A member of a U.S. Marine patrol on Saipan finds a Japanese family hiding in a hillside cave during fighting on Saipan, June 21, 1944. The mother, four children and a dog were in the cave. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
23 / 53 A member of a U.S. Marine patrol on Saipan finds a Japanese family hiding in a hillside cave during fighting on Saipan, June 21, 1944. The mother, four children and a dog were in the cave. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A Nazi soldier carries ammunition boxes forward with in territory recently taken by their counteroffensive in this scene from captured German film, in Belgium, December 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
24 / 53 A Nazi soldier carries ammunition boxes forward with in territory recently taken by their counteroffensive in this scene from captured German film, in Belgium, December 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. infantrymen of the 255th Infantry Regiment move down a street in Waldenburg, Germany, April 16, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
25 / 53 U.S. infantrymen of the 255th Infantry Regiment move down a street in Waldenburg, Germany, April 16, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A torpedoed Japanese destroyer photographed through the periscope of the U.S.S. Wahoo or U.S.S. Nautilus, June 1942. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
26 / 53 A torpedoed Japanese destroyer photographed through the periscope of the U.S.S. Wahoo or U.S.S. Nautilus, June 1942. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. 2nd Lt. William Robertson and Soviet Lt. Alexander Sylvashko in front of a sign symbolizing the historic meeting of the Russian and American Armies, near Torgau, Germany, April 25, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
27 / 53 U.S. 2nd Lt. William Robertson and Soviet Lt. Alexander Sylvashko in front of a sign symbolizing the historic meeting of the Russian and American Armies, near Torgau, Germany, April 25, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. vehicles knocked out by Japanese resistance on the black sands of Iwo Jima, March 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
28 / 53 U.S. vehicles knocked out by Japanese resistance on the black sands of Iwo Jima, March 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A German resident is overcome as she walks past the exhumed bodies of some of 800 slave workers murdered by SS guards near Namering, Germany, May 17, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
29 / 53 A German resident is overcome as she walks past the exhumed bodies of some of 800 slave workers murdered by SS guards near Namering, Germany, May 17, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Wounded are tranferred from the USS Bunker Hill to the USS Wilkes Barre following a Japanese attack off Okinawa, May 11, 1945.   U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
30 / 53 Wounded are tranferred from the USS Bunker Hill to the USS Wilkes Barre following a Japanese attack off Okinawa, May 11, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. soldiers crossing the Rhine river under German enemy fire at St. Goar, March 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
31 / 53 U.S. soldiers crossing the Rhine river under German enemy fire at St. Goar, March 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. troops of the 28th Infantry Division march down the Champs Elysees in Paris after capturing the city from the Germans, August 29, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
32 / 53 U.S. troops of the 28th Infantry Division march down the Champs Elysees in Paris after capturing the city from the Germans, August 29, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Two U.S. Coast Guard-manned LST\u0027s open their great jaws in the surf on Leyte Island beach as soldiers strip down and build sandbag piers out to the ramps to speed up unloading operations, Leyte, Philippines, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
33 / 53 Two U.S. Coast Guard-manned LST's open their great jaws in the surf on Leyte Island beach as soldiers strip down and build sandbag piers out to the ramps to speed up unloading operations, Leyte, Philippines, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

The U.S. 90th Division discovered this Reichsbank wealth, SS loot, and Berlin museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine in Merkers, Germany, April 15, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
34 / 53 The U.S. 90th Division discovered this Reichsbank wealth, SS loot, and Berlin museum paintings that were removed from Berlin to a salt mine in Merkers, Germany, April 15, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. soldiers of the 55th Armored Infantry Battalion and tank of the 22nd Tank Battalion move through a smoke filled street in Wernberg, Germany, April 22, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
35 / 53 U.S. soldiers of the 55th Armored Infantry Battalion and tank of the 22nd Tank Battalion move through a smoke filled street in Wernberg, Germany, April 22, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A photo taken at the instant bullets from a French firing squad hit a Frenchman who collaborated with the Germans, in Rennes, France, November 21, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
36 / 53 A photo taken at the instant bullets from a French firing squad hit a Frenchman who collaborated with the Germans, in Rennes, France, November 21, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A procession of German prisoners captured by U.S. soldiers during the taking of Aachen march through the streets of the ruined city, in Aachen, Germany, October 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
37 / 53 A procession of German prisoners captured by U.S. soldiers during the taking of Aachen march through the streets of the ruined city, in Aachen, Germany, October 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A woman has her head shaved following the retreat of German forces from the Montelimar area of France, August 29, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
38 / 53 A woman has her head shaved following the retreat of German forces from the Montelimar area of France, August 29, 1944. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Coast Guardsmen on the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer watch the explosion of a depth charge while providing convoy protection from Nazi U-boats, April 17, 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
39 / 53 Coast Guardsmen on the deck of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer watch the explosion of a depth charge while providing convoy protection from Nazi U-boats, April 17, 1943. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A dead German general who commited suicide lies on the floor of city hall in Liepzig, Germany, after U.S. troops captured the city, April 19, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
40 / 53 A dead German general who commited suicide lies on the floor of city hall in Liepzig, Germany, after U.S. troops captured the city, April 19, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Slave laborers in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany are pictured after U.S. soldiers of the 80th Division entered the camp, April 16, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
41 / 53 Slave laborers in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany are pictured after U.S. soldiers of the 80th Division entered the camp, April 16, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Jewish children on their way to Palestine after having been released from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, June 5, 1945. The girl on the left is from Poland, the boy in the center from Latvia, and the girl on right from Hungary. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
42 / 53 Jewish children on their way to Palestine after having been released from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, June 5, 1945. The girl on the left is from Poland, the boy in the center from Latvia, and the girl on right from Hungary. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

German General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in the Aversa stockade, Aversa, Italy, December 1, 1945. The General was convicted and sentenced to death by an American military tribunal. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
43 / 53 German General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in the Aversa stockade, Aversa, Italy, December 1, 1945. The General was convicted and sentenced to death by an American military tribunal. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX


Three Japanese soldiers emerge from their hiding place to surrender during mopping-up operations by the U.S. Army on Iwo Jima, April 5, 1945.    U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
44 / 53 Three Japanese soldiers emerge from their hiding place to surrender during mopping-up operations by the U.S. Army on Iwo Jima, April 5, 1945.   U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. Marines raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, 1945.  U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
45 / 53 U.S. Marines raise the American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, 1945.  U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

A burial at sea for a casualty of the battle for Iwo Jima onboard the USS Hansford, February1945.  U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
46 / 53 A burial at sea for a casualty of the battle for Iwo Jima onboard the USS Hansford, February1945.  U.S. Navy/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Devastation is seen in the vicinity of \u0027ground zero\u0027 after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, 1945.   U.S. Air Force/via REUTERS
47 / 53 Devastation is seen in the vicinity of 'ground zero' after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, 1945.   U.S. Air Force/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over Nagasaki, Japan, from an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped from a B-29 Superfortress bomber, August 9, 1945.  U.S. Air Force/via REUTERS
48 / 53 Smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over Nagasaki, Japan, from an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped from a B-29 Superfortress bomber, August 9, 1945.  U.S. Air Force/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Japanese prisoners of war react with bowed heads after hearing Emperor Hirohito deliver the announcement of Japan\u0027s unconditional surrender, at a prison camp in Guam, August 15, 1945.  U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
49 / 53 Japanese prisoners of war react with bowed heads after hearing Emperor Hirohito deliver the announcement of Japan's unconditional surrender, at a prison camp in Guam, August 15, 1945.  U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

U.S. F4U and F6F planes fly in formation during surrender ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri, off Japan, September 2, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
50 / 53 U.S. F4U and F6F planes fly in formation during surrender ceremonies aboard the USS Missouri, off Japan, September 2, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

G.I.\u0027s celebrate the surrender of Japan with a special edition of the Paris Post, in Paris, France, August 10, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
51 / 53 G.I.'s celebrate the surrender of Japan with a special edition of the Paris Post, in Paris, France, August 10, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

Gaunt allied prisoners of war cheer rescuers from the U.S. Navy at Aomori camp near Yokohama, Japan, August 29, 1945. The prisoners are waving flags of the United States, Great Britain and Holland. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
52 / 53 Gaunt allied prisoners of war cheer rescuers from the U.S. Navy at Aomori camp near Yokohama, Japan, August 29, 1945. The prisoners are waving flags of the United States, Great Britain and Holland. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

People in New York City\u0027s Times Square kiss while celebrating the surrender of Japan, August 14, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS
53 / 53 People in New York City's Times Square kiss while celebrating the surrender of Japan, August 14, 1945. U.S. National Archives/via REUTERS Aug 14, 2020 11:26 AM EDT Unforgettable photos from World War TwoX

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