The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945.

The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945.[900x1123]

History In Pictures ‏ The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945

During WWII, soldiers were known to take precious family photos (and Pinup Girl photos) and put them under clear grips on their 1911 pistols - called Sweetheart Grips.Sweetheart Grips | Stukas Over Stalingrad

During WWII, soldiers were known to take precious family photos (and Pinup Girl photos) and put them under clear grips (aircraft canopies, et.al) on their 1911 pistols - called Sweetheart Grips.

In September 1940 the first peacetime draft law in U.S. history had been passed.authorizing the registration of 17 million men. In August and September 1941 U.S. merchant vessels were armed for self defense.The powder was packed in the keg.All it took was a flame for the war to explode upon America. Life Magazine

In September 1940 the first peacetime draft law in U. history had been passed.authorizing the registration of 17 million men. In August and September 1941 U. merchant vessels were armed for self defense.

During war, people were sending triangular folded letters, because of the envelope shortage.

Triangular folded letters sent during wartime. Without access to envelopes and postcards, soldiers folded up triangular letters that were their own package–”letter and envelope in one.

Royal Army engineers sit and drink their tea on the edge of a bomb crater in the middle of London, 21 October 1940.

royal army engineers sit + drink tea on the edge of a bomb crater in the middle of london 21 october 1940

22 Jun 1942, Northern Ireland, UK. US soldiers knit to pass the time.

Soldiers knitting for the little ones. Real men, they don't make them like this anymore

11 Awesome Pages from World War II Ration Cookbooks Cookie recipe for more vintage WWII check out my blog www.girlinthejitterbugdress.com fashion, swing dance, fiction, music, recipes #WWII #Rations #Vintage

11 Awesome Pages from World War II Ration Cookbooks

AUGUST 6, 1945: U.S. AIR FORCE BOMBER 'ENOLA GAY' DROPS ATOMIC BOMB ON HIROSHIMA, ULTIMATELY KILLING 166,000 PEOPLE.

On August 1945 first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Then on August 1945 - Second Atomic Bomb Dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

British Paratrooper 1944, played a huge role which gave advancements in todays society because we found away to drop troops without being seen or heard.

British Paratrooper played a huge role which gave advancements in todays society because we found away to drop troops without being seen or heard.

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