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Frenchman cries as Germans occupy Paris

Eugene Smith, A Frenchman weeps as German soldiers march into the French capital, Paris, on June after the Allied armies had been driven back across France.

An Ashamed Mother Puts Her Four Children Up For Sale in Chicago, 1948 – And The Story Behind The Picture

vintage everyday: An Ashamed Mother Puts Her Four Children Up For Sale in Chicago, 1948 – And The Story Behind The Picture

Nazi women exposed as every bit as bad as Hitler's deranged male ...

Nazi women exposed as every bit as bad as Hitler's deranged male followers

women whose brutality was equal to that of their male counterparts at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Bergen, Germany, on April (AP Photo/British Official Photo)

50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedoes against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

50 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US.

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…

Terror A 15-year-old German soldier, who joined the army to support himself following the death of his parents, cries after being captured by the U.S. 9th Army in Rechtenbach, Germany, during Word War II.

nickdrake: “ A fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, cries after being captured by the US Army in Rechtenbach, Germany, on April He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air.

Tuvia, Azael, and Zus Bielski. Amazing men.

The Bielski brothers,True Heroes! three Jewish brothers who saved 1200 Jews, by hiding in the forest for 2 years. Made into a film called ''Defiance'' starring Daniel Craig in 2010 History WWII

Himmler, Heinrich Luitpold "Reichsheini" - WW2 Gravestone

Himmler, Heinrich Luitpold "Reichsheini" - WW2 Gravestone

Genetics// Ralph C. Lincoln, 11th generation Lincoln, 3rd cousin of Abraham

Meet an Generation Lincoln. The image above pairs the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, with Ralph Lincoln, an generation Lincoln and third cousin of the late president.

Bruce Davidson, A civil rights demonstrator is arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

Bruce Davidson: 'I felt I was part of something. That's always been the instinct'

Bruce Davidson - Time of Change, 1963

Witold Pilecki: In September of 1940, Witold Pilecki (May 13, 1901 – May 25, 1948) was a Polish Resistance solider who wanted to know the truth about Auschwitz. He volunteered to infiltrate the death camp, spending the next 2.5 years as a prisoner. On his escape, Pilecki smuggled details about the German methods of execution and interrogation and eventually authored the first WWII intelligence report on the concentration camp. Whether or not the authorities made proper use of that…

Witold Pilecki: In September of 1940, Witold Pilecki (May 13, 1901 – May 25, 1948) was a Polish Resistance solider who wanted to know the truth about Auschwitz. He volunteered to infiltrate the death camp, spending the next 2.5 years as a prisoner. On his escape, Pilecki smuggled details about the German methods of execution and interrogation and eventually authored the first WWII intelligence report on the concentration camp. Whether or not the authorities made proper use of that…

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson. "Women Heroes of World War II" by Kathryn Attwood

Hiroshima, Four Months After photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945.

mother and child in hiroshima, four months after the atomic bomb dropped, photograph by alfred eisenstaedt, 1945

Irma Grese

A Look At the Most Evil Women in the History of Mankind

Possibly one of the most evil people who ever walked this earth. This is Irma Grese, Bergen-Belsen guard, aka "The Bitch/Beast of Belsen". Sentenced to death for crimes against humanity at the Belsen Trial and executed, aged

Violette Bushell was born in Paris to a French mother, who was a dressmaker, and an English taxi driver father.  She had four brothers and was a tomboy. Along with her brothers, her father taught her to shoot at an early age. She was sporty and very fit.Her parents moved to England to live but, because it took them a while to settle, find a house and jobs, they left Violette and one of her brothers with an aunt in northern France.  Violettes French was fluent.  She was eleven years old when…

No You Shut Up : Violette Szabo, British-trained French resistance.

February 22nd 1943: White Rose group executed

Hans Scholl (left), Sophie Scholl (center), and Christoph Probst (right), leaders of the White Rose resistance organization.

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