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G.I.'s during Operation Torch, the landing at Oran/Algeria. November 8, 1942

American troops aboard a landing craft en route to the beaches near Oran, Algeria, 8 Nov 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

The Most Dramatic Photos of World War II

A young German soldier in WWII being treated by an American GI medic. Hitler sent boys to fight his dirty war; US sent men to tend to their wounds.

SS man looks down on an exhausted Jew in one of many Labour camps

World War II - an SS guard beating a concentration camp prisoner.

A fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, captured by the US 9th Army in Germany. April 3, 1945

WWII - Beaten: A fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, cries being captured by the US Army in Germany on April

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John Smith, Oldest living Indian age John Smith (d. February also known as Gaa-binagwiiyaas, he was a Chippewa Indian who lived in the Cass Lake (Minnesota) area and is reputed to have died at the age of

Not real, of course, but fun

FAKE: Edgar Allan Poe poses with Abraham Lincoln in Mathew Brady’s Washington, D. studio- February NOPE, this is a fake photo created for the book Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter.

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Illegal alcohol being poured out during Prohibition, Detroit, 1929 - Alcohol, discovered by Prohibition agents during a raid on an illegal distillery.

General Kurt Dittmar after his surrender to US 30th infantry.

On April 1945 Lt. Kurt von Dittmar, German official army news commentator, together with Major Pluskat, Dittmar’s son and two orderlies crossed the Eble River. They crossed at Magdeburg in the the zone of the Third Battalion.

Self Portrait ~ Robert Cornelius Daguerreotype, 1839   Cornelius wrote on the back of this image  “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839."

Philadelphia, November "Robert Cornelius, self-portrait The first light-picture ever taken. this quarter-plate daguerreotype is said to be the earliest photographic portrait of a person.

itsjohnsen:  A woman cries in the ruins of Dassau, 1945. Henri Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson Dessau, Germany 1945 “To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.” Henri Cartier-Bresson, “The Decisive Moment” 1952

Russian soldier still has his helmet on his head, a rusty ppsh and a boot, place unknown.

Russian soldier still has his helmet on his head, a rusty ppsh and a boot, place unknown.

Remains of a WWII Soldier: Heartbreaking, but comforting to know that some of these remains have been identified and their families contacted. Besides the remains, this guy has found some awesome WWII relics!

28 Of The Most Powerful Pictures From World War II In The Pacific - BuzzFeed News

28 Of The Most Powerful Pictures From World War II In The Pacific

Haze was convinced he would only go off to World War II for around 4 months, but ended up fighting for 4 years. This hardened him inside. He went into the war intending to go back and be a preacher like his grandfather, but came out an atheist.

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