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 (or Pinup Girl photos) and put them under clear grips of their 1911 pistols - called Sweetheart Grips. Many of the grips were made from pieces of broken plastic windows from bombers.

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

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

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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.

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This Bike is a Royal Enfield "Flying flea", the motorcycle that was parachuted together with airborne troops in World War II

This Bike is a Royal Enfield "Flying flea"motorcycle parachuted together with airborne troops in WWII

USS Arizona

The battleship Arizona sinking during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. Photo Credit: The Associated Press

Warsaw Uprising of 1944 - members of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa).  The two-month battle that began on August 1, 1944 was fought on the city's streets, from within its buildings and down in its sewers. It ended tragically for the Polish inhabitants of Warsaw with a staggering loss of life. And to make this catastrophe even worse, Adolf Hitler was so enraged by the Polish people’s anti-Nazi revolt that he ordered Warsaw bombed and burned to the ground.

Warsaw Uprising of 1944 - members of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa).

A British soldier takes advantage of the opportunity to have a bath in Tobruk. (February 17, 1942) Via the Imperial War Museum

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