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World War II (1939-1945) Gallery

Historic images of events and people during the most destructive war in history

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St Nicholas Church in Hamburg Featured World War II (1939-1945) Print

St Nicholas Church in Hamburg

Formerly one of the five Lutheran Hauptkirchen (main churches) in the city of Hamburg. The church lies now in ruins, with only its tower remaining, serving as a memorial and an important architectural landmark. When Hamburg residents mention the Nikolaikirche, it is generally to this church that they are referring, and not the new Hauptkirche dedicated to Saint Nicholas, which is located in the Harvestehude district.The church was the tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876 and is still the second-tallest building in Hamburg.The current condition of the Church of St. Nicholas is the result of the bombing of Hamburg in World War II, resultant demolition in 1951 and restoration work in the 1990s and 2012

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Hiroshima Featured World War II (1939-1945) Print

Hiroshima

6th August 1955: A view of bomb damaged areas of Hiroshima, ten years after the Atomic bomb was dropped on the city. The dome in the background became known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Atomic Bomb Dome or Genbaku Dome. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7849 - Hiroshima - pub. 1955 (Photo by John Chillingworth/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Parachutes Featured World War II (1939-1945) Print

Parachutes

6th September 1945: American soldiers watch as men of the 504th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne Division descend on Tempelhof Airport, Berlin The jump from a height of only 750 ft was in honour of Marshall Zhukov of the Soviet Union who captured Berlin and at the end of the WW II became commander-in-chief of the Russian zone of Germany. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images)