#3:  Ewald Heinrich von Kleist: The Berlin coup never came to pass once it was made known that Hitler was still alive. Conspirators including Stauffenberg were rounded up and executed. But Lt. von Kleist was not. Mr. von Kleist was questioned by the Gestapo, placed in a concentration camp for a time & then returned to service. He never understood why. Mr. von Kleist had deep roots in the plot against Hitler.

It was called “The July 20 Plot,” because it was set for July Lt. Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist, the last member of the conspiracy to assassinate Hitler, died on March 2013 at the age of

Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.

Eileen Nearne — known as Didi — was, in fact, one of the bravest secret agents of World War II. She sent over 105 radio transmissions that paved the way for Allied troop movements. The average SOE lasted 6 weeks, she worked for more 5 months. When caught, she showed exceptional courage, withstanding torture, incarceration, and concentration camps. She survived the war and was awarded the Croix de Guerre ~

Braver than any man: Revealed for the first time, the awe-inspiring courage of two British sisters who waged a one-family war on the Nazis - and were left with emotional scars that never healed

Heroine: Didi's sister Jacqueline also served as an SOE agent during World War II (transmitting messages from the Nazis to the British) but returned to Britain exhausted in 1944

Hiuaz Kairovna Dospanova: the only female pilot & navigator from Kazakhstan to serve during WWII. From May 1942 she served as navigator & later became head of communication of the 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment—referred to as the Night Witches. Dospanova made 300+ combat missions & was injured in 1943 while landing in blackout conditions. She survived the crash but fractured her legs. 3 months later, she returned to keep fighting, going all the way to Berlin for victory.

A Night Witch. She was the only female pilot and navigator of a the Night Witches Bomber Regiment known for terrorizing Nazis during WWII.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was one of the most notorious members of the French Resistance, working on numerous sabotage operations and organizing more than 700 Resistance members into a guerilla fighting force. She was the Gestapo's most wanted spy, with a five-million-franc bounty on her head, and she once killed an SS sentry with her bare hands to prevent him from raising an alarm. A true hero.

Nancy Wake - Known as "The White Mouse" to Nazi agents, Wake was working on…

An injured German officer on the pavement, during the Prague Uprising on May 5, 1945

A battered German officer sits on the pavement during the Prague Uprising. The uprising was an attempt by the Czech Resistance to liberate the city of Prague from German occupation. Events began on 5 May 1945

Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), inventor of the telephone.  Bell would have been known to history simply as Alexander Bell, but he was highly jealous of his brothers’ middle names and asked for and received one for his 11th birthday. His interest in acoustics developed during his childhood through his experiences with his deaf mother, influencing his later work with the deaf and experimentation with sound.

Alexander Graham Bell inventor of the telephone. Bell would have been known to history simply as Alexander Bell, but he was highly jealous of his brothers’ middle names and asked for and received one for his birthday.

Jan Karski, a WWII Polish diplomat, became the first eyewitness to give information to Allies about the Holocaust. He traveled to the United States with Anthony Eden, the British Foreign Minister at the time, where they met and talked to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He also met Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. Karski escaped imprisonment at Katyn and later from the Gestapo. He documented atrocities in the Warsaw Ghetto and at Belzec.

Jan Karski, a WWII Polish diplomat, became the first eyewitness to give information to Allies about the Holocaust. He traveled to the United States with Anthony Eden, the British Foreign Minister at the time, where they met and talked to President Frankli

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Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong 1930 - The First Man On The Moon. astronaut Neil Armstrong smiles in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk is pictured in this NASA handout photo.

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A very rare photo of Anne Frank. Merwedeplein, Amsterdam, May 1941 - I was so shocked to see this photo. I did not seek to find a photo of Anne Frank. We all read the book. I did not have a separate PIN to put it in.

Nancy Wake was the most famous member of the French Underground movement. She killed Nazis with her bare hands, jumped from trains, all while remaining unabashedly feminine. In one mini-battle, her car was strafed by German fighter planes but she crawled out of wreck, hanging onto her prized possessions: a jar of face cream, a packet of tea, and a satin cushion. She helped delay Nazis from arriving in Normandy by organizing local resistance groups of around 7,000 men.

Blisteringly sexy, she killed Nazis with her bare hands and had a 5 million-franc bounty on her head. As she dies at 98, the extraordinary story of the real Charlotte Gray

Isabel Martinez de Peron, wife of President Juan Peron of Argentina, gesturing as he speaks publicly, circa

Hay algunas fotos duras que pueden herir tu sensibilidad pero que forman parte de la historia de la humanidad. Hemos seleccionado estas 20 fotos como las más famosas de los últimos tiempos.

France was liberated in and women accused of having collaborated with Nazi personnel, are humiliated in public. At a time when people were overjoyed at seeing the Nazis leave, this image would have evoked feelings of victory.

Robert Clary was the youngest of 14 children.  In 1942, because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp, Ottmuth. He was later sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated on 11 April 1945. Twelve other members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz. Clary was the only survivor. When he returned to Paris after the war, he learned that 3 of his siblings had not been taken away   survived the Nazi occupation of France. He played LeBeau on the t.v. show Hogan

Robert Clary was the youngest of 14 children. In because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp, Ottmuth. He was later sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated on

"I am not ashamed of the court's verdict. On the contrary, I am proud to have saved the lives of hundreds of oppressed people. My assistance to Jews was rooted in my Christian world outlook… It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations? " Paul Grüninger, Swiss border policeman who illegally allowed 3,600 desperate Jews entry to Switzerland. Lost his job and pension, died in poverty.

Paul Grueninger - "It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calcu.

Franco, agradecido a Canaris, trajo a España a su viuda y sus hijas, donde las acogió. Además, según rumores, les dio una asignación de los fondos reservados equivalente a la de un almirante alemán, hasta que en 1955 la Alemania Federal amnistió a los altos funcionarios del III Reich y Erika pasó a cobrar la pensión de su país.

Wilhelm Franz Canaris January 1887 – 9 April was a German admiral, head of the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service, from 1935 to 1944 and a member of the German Resistance.

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