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World War II (1939-1945) Collection (#3)

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

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Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of treament of burns patients wrapped in bandages during World War Two

Illustration of treament of burns patients wrapped in bandages during World War Two

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of of American soldiers firing rifles and throwing grenades next to German bunker

Illustration of of American soldiers firing rifles and throwing grenades next to German bunker during D Day landing on Omaha

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of American soldiers in fields at night on D Day

Illustration of American soldiers in fields at night on D Day and parachuting from aeroplane hit by enemy fire

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of of American soldiers wading waist deep in water with rifles held aloft during D

Illustration of of American soldiers wading waist deep in water with rifles held aloft during D Day landing on Utah Beach

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of American soldiers invading the Normandy beaches during World War Two

Illustration of American soldiers invading the Normandy beaches during World War Two

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of German sailors on board submarine firing weapon at American warship in the Battle

Illustration of German sailors on board submarine firing weapon at American warship in the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese bombers during World War II

Illustration of the attack on Pearl Harbour by Japanese bombers during World War II, and inset of soldier looking through binoculars

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of Australian soldiers of the Pacific War during World War II wading through swamp

Illustration of Australian soldiers of the Pacific War during World War II wading through swamp

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of soldier looking at radar screen during World War II

Illustration of soldier looking at radar screen during World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Illustration of Hawker Hurricane fighter plane, 2nd World War

Illustration of Hawker Hurricane fighter plane, 2nd World War

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Air Raid Fire Test

Air Raid Fire Test
November 1939: Pumps from the Auxiliary Fire Service join four thousand regular and auxiliary firemen, who turned out with 500 pumps

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Bombs Dropping

Bombs Dropping
500 pound bombs dropped from a US Army Air Force Flying Fortress bomber fall towards an oil refinery at Leghorn. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Hiroshima Genbaku Atomic Bomb Dome at night

Hiroshima Genbaku Atomic Bomb Dome at night
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku /Atomic Bomb Dome) was the only structure left standing at the hypocenter of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on August 6, 1945

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Peace Memorial at night

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Peace Memorial at night
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku /Atomic Bomb Dome) was the only structure left standing at the hypocenter of the Hiroshima atomic bombing on August 6, 1945

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: The Gothic Revival Church of St. Nicholas

The Gothic Revival Church of St. Nicholas
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

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Theaterplatz and Dresden Cathedral

Theaterplatz and Dresden Cathedral
Dresden Cathedral, or the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dresden, previously the Catholic Church of the Royal Court of Saxony

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Actual entrance to the American sector in Berlin

Actual entrance to the American sector in Berlin
This is the entry point to the american sector, today is a mayor tourist atraction and is on the border to the american sector of Berlin

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Rooftop Rifle Range

Rooftop Rifle Range
18th June 1940: London workers at lunchtime target practice on the roof of their office building. (Photo by Gerry Cranham/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Push Start

Push Start
15th July 1941: Schoolboys pushing a tractor driven by one of the female undergraduates from Oxford, sent by the Agricultural Research to prepare boys for farming land in place of absent farmers

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Ex-Drum Horses

Ex-Drum Horses
On the left, the Royal Artillery Drum Horse and on the right the Royal Household Cavalry Drum Horse pulling a harrow on a farm during WW II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Gas Mask Squad

Gas Mask Squad
A detachment of soldiers stationed in the Home Counties undergoing revolver training in suburbia

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: RAF Scramble

RAF Scramble
RAF fighter pilots run for their planes. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Hawker Hart

Hawker Hart
1935: Hawker Hart a light bi-plane day-bomber which in its day (1930) outpaced every RAF fighter. Though it had a tendency to pull to the left on take-off it had a good rate of climb

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Dunkirk Fires

Dunkirk Fires
Fires raging at Dunkirk, seen from a destroyer, during the evacuation of British troops. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Spitfires

Spitfires
11th January 1940: A Royal Air Force Spitfire on the ground and three in flight. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Konigsberg Cathedral, Brick Gothic-style, 14th century, destroyed during World War II

Konigsberg Cathedral, Brick Gothic-style, 14th century, destroyed during World War II, reconstruction since 1992, Moskovskij rajon, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Queens Hall

Queens Hall
1894: The Queens Hall in Langham Place, Regent Street, London. The hall was the venue for the Promenade Concerts until it was burned out in the blitz in 1941

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Mature man working on World War II Victory Garden, (B&W)

Mature man working on World War II Victory Garden, (B&W)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Woman wearing World War II uniform saluting in studio, (B&W), portrait

Woman wearing World War II uniform saluting in studio, (B&W), portrait

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: World War II Army solider reading letter in studio, (B&W), portrait

World War II Army solider reading letter in studio, (B&W), portrait

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Young man and woman working in plane body in factory, (B&W)

Young man and woman working in plane body in factory, (B&W)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Woman working with electric drill in factory, (B&W)

Woman working with electric drill in factory, (B&W)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Woman in World War II military uniform posing in studio (B&W), portrait

Woman in World War II military uniform posing in studio (B&W), portrait

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Young woman in overalls standing by lathe in factory, (B&W)

Young woman in overalls standing by lathe in factory, (B&W)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Young woman in overalls standing by lathe in factory, drinking milk, (B&W)

Young woman in overalls standing by lathe in factory, drinking milk, (B&W)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Portrait of senior man digging in garden

Portrait of senior man digging in garden

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: The Elizabeth Bridge

The Elizabeth Bridge in Budapest, circa 1930. It was destroyed by the Germans during World War II, and a completely new bridge built in the 1960s. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: German Farming

German Farming
Female farm labourers in Germany, near the end of World War II, June 1945. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Royal Canadian Air Force During World War 2

Royal Canadian Air Force During World War 2
Airmen of the Royal Canadian Air Force at a training centre in Canada circa 1940. (Photo by Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Peace Before War

Peace Before War
30th September 1938: News placards at Londons Westminster Station announce the terms of peace in Czechoslovakia as set down in the Munich Pact, only months before the outbreak of World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Bomb Site

Bomb Site
October 1940: Middle Temple Hall, bomb damaged during an air raid. (Photo by Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: RAF Flamingo

RAF Flamingo
January 1940: An RAF De Havilland Flamingo. (Photo by Hudson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Bomb Site

Bomb Site
circa 1940: A heap of rubble and the shell of a house in the Temple area of London, after a World War II German bombing raid. (Photo by Frank J. Galloon/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Church of St. Nicholas

Church of St. Nicholas
The church lies now in ruins, with only its tower remaining, serving as a memorial and an important architectural landmark

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Hamburg Skyline From St. Nicholas Church

Hamburg Skyline From St. Nicholas Church
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

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: St Nicholas Church in Hamburg

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

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Gendarmenmarkt

Gendarmenmarkt
The Gendarmenmarkt is a square in Berlin and the site of an architectural ensemble including the Konzerthaus (concert hall)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Frankfurter Tor

Frankfurter Tor, is a large square in the inner-city Friedrichshain locality of Berlin. The previously unnamed square received the name Frankfurter Tor on 8 November 1957 in the course of its



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