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World War II (1939-1945) Collection (#4)

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

302 Items

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

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Dresdner Striezelmarkt

Dresdner Striezelmarkt
The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is one of Germanys oldest documented Christmas markets. Founded as a one-day market in 1434, it celebrates its 580th anniversary in 2014

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: World Heritage Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

World Heritage Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: World Heritage Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

World Heritage Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Enigma Code

Enigma Code
7th January 1926: Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, HQ of the Allied cryptopgraphers during WW II and where the German Enigma and Lorenz codes, both considered unbreakable, were deciphered

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride
5th June 1954: A suburban street in France, along the route taken by the British Army in Europe during the closing stages of World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Buda Castle

Buda Castle
The royal palace in Budapest, on the site of the modern Buda Castle, 1916. It was largely destroyed during World War II. (Photo by Kilophot/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Herman Goring Balloon

Herman Goring Balloon
1938: Nazi Air Force soldiers gather to witness a test flight of the Herman Goring balloon in preparation for World War II, Germany. The balloon was used to test air currents

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Livery Halls

Livery Halls
17th January 1956: The foundations of the new Sadlers Hall in Cheapside, being rebuilt after they were blitzed during the war. (Photo by Monty Fresco Jnr/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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

RAF Station
circa 1940: Fighters on the ground at Hawkings RAF Station, in Kent. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Aden Invaded

Aden Invaded
8th July 1940: Steamer Point at Aden. Aden has been brought nearer to military operations after three towns in British Somaliland were occupied by Italian invaders

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: VE Day in London

VE Day in London
8th May 1945: Crowds in Piccadilly Circus climb lampposts and the Eros statues protective container, on VE Day. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: No More Blackout

No More Blackout
26th May 1945: After nearly six years of war the blackout was lifted and London lit up for all to see. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Stern Reminder World War II

Stern Reminder World War II
5th September 1939: A message painted onto a pavement in Chorlton, Manchester, reminds residents to carry their gas masks with them at all times. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

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

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art Gallery: War: World War II

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: So Near

So Near
1st August 1943: These two women and their children travelled all day from west Kensington, London, to the East Coast, only to find when they got there that they had to look at the sea through barbed

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

Air Raid
May 1940: Long exposure taken of coastal defences during a night time air-raid on thes E coast of England. (Photo by Walter Bellamy/London Express/Getty Images)

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

Air Raid Damage
1st October 1940: A warden inspecting the damage after German aircraft dropped bombs on the city. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Post War U-Boat Pen

Post War U-Boat Pen
19th October 1945: A U-boat in pen at Finkenwerde, near Hamburg, wrecked by Royal Air Force bombs during the war. The Royal Engineers continue with the demolition process using former German

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Guadalcanal Casualty

Guadalcanal Casualty
4th November 1943: A Japanese transport ship with its wrecked stern resting on the bottom of the beach at Guadalcanal. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Protective Fire

Protective Fire
August 1942: Anti aircraft fire, sent up by US warships as protection for their forces who are landing on the beaches at Guadalcanal, can be seen as black dots in the sky

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Artificial Sun

Artificial Sun
17th April 1942: Civil Defence Workers in Finsbury are beating the winter pallor with free sun lamp treatments. They call it Mixray at the Finsbury Health Centre

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Testing Aircraft

Testing Aircraft
14th October 1943: A Royal Airforce Mosquito being tested at the de Havilland factory. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Hitler Undone

Hitler Undone
February 1945: An American GI removing a sign which reads Adolf Hitler Street from the side of a building in Duren, Germany. The street is to be renamed following the Second World War

Background imageWorld War II (1939-1945) Collection: Guarding The St Louis

Guarding The St Louis
17th June 1939: Gendarmes and plain-clothes police guard the St Louis, as it docks at the Belgian port of Antwerp with its cargo of German-Jewish refugees, after being denied admittance to Cuba



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