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WWII

A collection of the historical photos of WWII

World War II, alternately known as the Second World War, began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939 and ended on September 2, 1945 with the formal surrender of Japan. World War II involved countries from all over the w ... Show More

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BRITISH MARINES AFRICA LANDING
Down the ramps, through the surf and up the beach dash Royal British Marines from a U.S. Coast Guard-manned landing craft during final amphibious assault maneuvers on the coast of North Africa in 1944. (AP Photo)

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WWII ATOMIC BOMB NAGASAKI
A giant column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air, after the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare explodes over the Japanese port town of Nagasaki, on August 9, 1945. Dropped by the U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 plane "Bockscar," the bomb killed more than 70,000 people instantly, with ten thousands dying later from effects of the radioactive fallout. (AP Photo)

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Adolf Hitler

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WWII Hitler In Czechoslovakia 1938
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler is shown during his visit to Eger, Czechoslovakia, Oct. 3, 1938, when he visited the third zone of the occupied Sudeten German territories where he was jubilantly cheered. (AP Photo)

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ENOLA GAY
The B-29 superfortress Enola Gay lands at its Tinian base after its atomic bombing mission over Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. (AP Photo)

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WWII Poland Children 1940
These are the faces of children living in the Polish ghetto of Szydlowiec under Nazi occupation, Dec. 20, 1940. (AP Photo/Al Steinkopf)

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WWII Himmler Heydrich 1938
Heinrich Himmler, left, chief of the German secret police, and his aide, Reinhard Heydrich are seen leaving a hotel in Vienna, March 21, 1938, where they arranged for visit for Adolf Hitler after Germany took over Austria. (AP Photo)

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WWII West Indies Bahamas U.S. Forces
The crash boat at a United States naval air station in the Bahamas, (Great Exuma Island), makes a practice run in training for the time when one of the big flying boats operating out of the base may get into difficulty. Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class John R. Gelsinger of Chambersburg, Pa., signals from the tail structure of a plane in Bahamas Oct. 28, 1943. (AP Photo/Shugars )

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WWII IWO JIMA JAPANESE POW
U.S. Marines offer a Japanese prisoner of war, whose face is obliterated by censors, a cigarette after he is captured during American invasion of Iwo Jima, Japanese Volcano Island stronghold, on Feb. 28, 1945 in World War II. (AP Photo/Joe Rosenthal)

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WWII NAZI OCCUPATION POLAND
Bystanders render the Nazi salute as German cavalry troops on horseback enter Lodz, Poland, Sept. 9, 1939 . (AP Photo)

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Adolf Hitler

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WWII Europe Poland Warsaw Occupation
German infantry parading in front of Hitler in Warsaw on Oct. 5, 1939 when the fuehrer, seen giving the Nazi Salute in bottom right hand corner of the Pix, paid his first visit to the polish capital since the outbreak of war. (AP Photo)

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WWII ARK ROYAL TORPEDO ATTACK
British aircarft carrier HMS Ark Royal is listing heavily to starboard, after a torpedo hit from a German submarine, East of Gibraltar, on November 14, 1941. The 22,000-ton escort carrier capsized and sank later the same day. (AP Photo)

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WWII England Coventry Cathedral
All that now remains of the beautiful cathedral, following the large-scale Nazi raid on the midland city in Coventry, England, Dec. 9, 1940. Just the walls remain of the body of the nearly 500 years' old building. (AP Photo)

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WWII West Indies Bahamas U.S. Forces
Twice a week a flying boat operated by the Naval Air Transport service alights to bring mail and an occasional visitor to an isolated Naval Air Base in the Bahamas (Great Exuma Island). A crash boat from the station goes out to the plane to land the mail and visitors. Here a sailor dressed up in his whites in Bahamas Oct. 28, 1943 waits anxiously to learn whether there is room aboard the plane for him to fly to the United States for a furlough. (AP Photo/Shugars )

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NAGASAKI SHELTERS 1945
Some of the tunnel shelters very close to ground zero in Nagasaki are shown. The few people who were able to get to the shelters survived the atomic blast and thermonuclear radiation. (AP Photo)

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NAGASAKI DEVASTATION 1945
Survivors of the atomic bomb attack of Nagasaki walk through the destruction as fire rages in the background, Aug. 9, 1945. (AP Photo)

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NAGASAKI DEVASTATION 1945
A Japanese family eats rice in the crude shack they built from the wreckage left on the spot where their home once stood in Nagasaki, Sept. 14, 1945. (AP Photo)

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NAGASAKI MITSUBISHI FACTORY
All that is left of the Mitsubishi weapons factory is a sagging, skeletal hulk, seen Sept. 14, 1945, over a month after atomic attack of August 9. The bomb flattened 18,000 buildings and killed over 26,000 people. (AP Photo)

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WWII NAGASAKI A BOMB AFTERMATH
This aerial view shows the extensive damage caused by the atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Nagasaki, Japan, Sept. 6, 1945 in World War II. About one-third of the Japanese city was destroyed when the atomic bomb was dropped on Aug. 9. (AP Photo)

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WWII West Indies Bahamas U.S. Forces
Raymond Perry, Aviation machinist’s mate, first class, of Wilsondale, W.Va. scratches the back of Mike, a macaw, which he picked up at the Naval Air Station on a lonely Bahamas island Oct. 29, 1943. The United States bars the entrance of macaws into the country so Mike is Perry’s pet for the duration. The station is one of the bases we got from England in a swap for destroyers. (AP Photo)

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Historic Meeting At Berchtesgaden
This is the scene during a tense meeting in Berchtesgaden, Germany, of Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister, left, and Reich Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, following Chamberlain's unprecedented flight seeking a solution to the Czechoslovakian controversy, Sept. 24, 1938. At right are Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, and Sir Neville Henderson, British ambassador to Berlin. (AP Photo)

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NAGASAKI DESTRUCTION 1945
An entire section of Nagasaki is shown, gutted by one atomic bomb dropped on the city by an American B-29. The remains of a factory can be seen at upper left, Sept. 4, 1945. (AP Photo)

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HIROSHIMA DESTRUCTION 1945
The shell of an apartment building 2,600 feet from ground zero in Hiroshima is all that is left following the dropping of the atom bomb on this Japanese city in 1945. (AP Photo)

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JAPAN HIROSHIMA JAHRESTAG
** FILE ** A huge expanse of ruins left the explosion of the atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945 in Hiroshima. On Friday, Aug. 6, 2004 it is 59 years ago that 140.000 people died because of the disastrous explosion. (AP Photo)

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WWII West Indies Bahamas U.S. Forces
The personnel of a United States Naval Air Station in the Bahamas (Great Exuma Island) lines up for a formal inspection on the ramp where the big flying boats are serviced Oct. 28, 1943. Lieut. Comdr. D.C. Higgins of Los Angeles, the commanding officer, keeps the isolated base in ship shape. (AP Photo/Shugars

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