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SECONDE guerre mondiale. Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) et sa maîtresse Claretta Petacci (1912-1945) pendu par les pieds de Piazzale Loreto à Milan (Italie). Avril 1945.

World War II > April 1945 Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci were hung by their feet in Piazzale Loreto, Milan.

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After having been shot together with Claretta Petacci and other prominent members of the Fascist Party, their corpses were hung in Piazzale Loreto.

World War 2: Three members of WAAF, (Women's Auxiliary Air Force), equipped with camera guns and aerial camera for overhaul at the School of Instrument and Repairers and Cine Projectionists. Circa 1943.

World War 2 in pictures: Women at war

World War Three members of WAAF, (Women's Auxiliary Air Force), equipped with camera guns and aerial camera for overhaul at the School of Instrument and Repairers and Cine Projectionists. Circa The Greatest Generation.

6 World War II novels to read this season. If you love historical fiction, particularly about WWII, these great novels are for you! Featuring a great romance, suspense, and adventure.

6 Exciting World War II Novels Coming This Spring

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The Two Wars of Ben Kuroki, New Book Out About Nebraskan Who Defied Prejudice to Become a War Hero

World War II History Ben Kuroki - flew a total of 58 combat missions during World War II, and is the only Japanese-American in the United States Army Air Forces to serve in combat operations in the Pacific theater of World War II.

American Air Force Harlingen, WASP Texas, female pilot ww2 by Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, via Flickr

Harlingen Army Air Field, Texas—Elizabeth L. Gardner of Rockford, Illinois, WASP (Women’s Airforce Service Pilot) pilot, takes a look around before sending her plane streaking down the runway at the air base

In Finland during World War II, some 242,000 women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world.

In Finland during World War II, some women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world. My aunt, Anna Kallio, was a Lotta :-) She was just

NEWS YOU CAN USE  Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel – A National Day of Mourning Today (Thursday, April 12th) is Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel.  The primary memorial ceremony is held at the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem. Six torches are lit by Holocaust survivors in memory of the 6 million Jewish men, women, and children who were killed during World War II.  The word in Hebrew is שׁוֹאָה (sho'ah).  It comes from Biblical Hebrew, where it means total destruction and annihilation.   The…

NEWS YOU CAN USE Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel – A National Day of Mourning Today (Thursday, April 12th) is Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel. The primary memorial ceremony is held at the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem. Six torches are lit by Holocaust survivors in memory of the 6 million Jewish men, women, and children who were killed during World War II. The word in Hebrew is שׁוֹאָה (sho'ah). It comes from Biblical Hebrew, where it means total destruction and annihilation. The…

Trümmerfrauen---literally translated as ruins women or rubble women, is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities.  They also tended the wounded, buried the dead and salvaged belongings, and began the grueling task of rebuilding war-torn Germany.

Trümmerfrauen - helped clear and reconstruct; tended the wounded, buried the dead and salvaged belongings

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