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During the war, John Ford was the head of the photographic unit for the Office of Strategic Services, creating new aerial filming techniques for the military, directed many of the U.S.’s wartime propaganda films, and filmed the D-Day landing himself. He also informed the agency about a suspected Japanese presence near the coastal areas of Baja.

Sgt. William A Scott, III was a combat photographer with the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion when his unit was among the liberators of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Scott's photographs, documenting African-American soldiers at the liberation of the camp, are now part of a video record of the liberation of Buchenwald on display at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC.

1940 London at War - London Bus 1940 - Wreckage of bus leaning into huge crater in front of bombed out buildings, a result of German aerial blitz attacks during the Battle of Britain.

Celebration on Wall Street upon the news of Germany's surrender in World War I, by W.L. Drummond, November 1918

Roza Shanina; (3 April 1924 – 28 January 1945) was a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with 59 confirmed hits, including twelve snipers.

Original 1940's World War II Aviators Wife's Patriotic Keep Em Flying Pin

Original World War II Aviators Wife's Patriotic Keep Em Flying Pin Note; ah, yes, never forget the commercial power of jingoism and its capacity for classism.

Oft forgotten heroines on WW2 -Lumberjills of The Women's Timber Corps. Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.

The start of Word War II. German invasion of Poland. September '39. German motorized troops on the streets of Warsaw