THE NAZI TERROR IN OCCUPIED EUROPE, 1939-1945
Up close and personal: German army soldiers hang Russian civilians in reprisal for partisan actions. Note the expression of the hangman in the foreground as he strains to strangle his victim already swinging from the rope. The hangman next has not yet pushed his victim off the bench.
Nazi Military Police, Feldgendarmerie, guard a Canadian Food Truck after the end of war in Europe. Despite formal surrender, many German units physically retained their arms and the German Military Police even continued to keep order with Allies for more than a year. Dated sometime in 1945
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Audie Murphy, 06/20/1924 – 05/28/1971. This guy is my number one hero. Standing at 5'5" and weighing 110 lbs, he was refused enlistment from the Marines, Navy, and Army Paratroopers for being too short and underweight. Finally the U.S. Army enlisted him in 1942 and he began boot camp. Murphy passed out during drill and his commander tried to transfer him to cook and bakers' school, but Murphy refused and persevered through basic and advanced infantry training. His combat initiation fina...
Edward P. "Ed" McMahon Jr. (1923-2009). Capt., U.S. Marine Corps, 1943-45, 52-53, WW II & Korean War. Served as a Corsair fighter pilot instructor in WW II, then flew 85 artillery-spotting missions over Korea in a Cessna Bird Dog earning 6 Air Medals. He was later promoted to colonel in the reserves, and BrigGen in the Calif Nat'l Guard.
Two girls with a handcart are pausing amid the ruins of the city....
Two girls with a handcart are pausing amid the ruins of the city. July 1945. More than 300 bombardments by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Forces took place in the period from June 1940 to the end of the war in 1945. Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)