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Europe During WWII

18 Oct


B&W Vietnam War Pictures

15 Oct

The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist nations. The Viet Cong, a lightly armed South Vietnamese communist-controlled common front, largely fought a guerrilla war against anti-communist forces in the region. The Vietnam People’s Army (North Vietnamese Army) engaged in a more conventional war, at times committing large units into battle. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces relied on air superiority and overwhelming firepower to conduct search and destroy operations, involving ground forces, artillery and airstrikes. [Wikipedia]

Censored World War I Photos Revealed

15 Oct

Rare Photos of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

13 Oct

The attack on Pearl Harbor (called Hawaii Operation or Operation AI by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters (Operation Z in planning) and the Battle of Pearl Harbor) was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. (Wikipedia)

American Civil War Photos

12 Oct

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, eleven southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America (“the Confederacy”); the other 25 states supported the federal government (“the Union”). After four years of warfare, mostly within the Southern states, the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was outlawed everywhere in the nation. Issues that led to war were partially resolved in the Reconstruction Era that followed, though others remained unresolved. (via)

Pictures of Korea in 1945

6 Sep
Korean mother and child. Korean countryside near Seoul in fall of 1945

Korean Teahouse, 1945 in Seoul

Refugees: Fusan 1945, now named Busan

Korean Fisherman, Samch’ok, November 1945

Many Korean women carried heavy loads on their heads in 1945

Korean Soccer players at Seoul during October 1945

Korean Rickshaws during the fall of 1945

A school track meet in Seoul on a warm fall day in 1945

Korean Train Travel: 1945

Sailors on Shore Leave, 1945 in Seoul, Korea

Korean entertainer, Seoul, Korea, 1945

1945 in Seoul

[All pictures taken by dok1]

Hi Res Images From World War II

5 Sep