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A la izquierda, soldados rusos junto a un cañón en 1945; a la derecha, el mismo lugar fotografiado el 20 de abril de 2015

A la izquierda, soldados rusos junto a un cañón en 1945; a la derecha, el mismo lugar fotografiado el 20 de abril de 2015

Historical fiction book about the German occupation during World War II of the small island of Guernsey off the northern coast of France.  One of those books that I hated to finish reading because I enjoyed it so much.

THE SOLDIER'S WIFE, by Margaret Leroy, fiction, 2011 -- the story of one woman and her family as they experience the German occupation of the English Channel island of Guernsey.

Left behind 9 Haunting Then-And-Now Photos Of World War II Europe

9 Haunting Then-And-Now Photos Of World War II Europe

Rue Armand Levéel à Cherbourg.”Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse attempts to show us how close the past actually is to us, by combining the World War II pictures with the present day ones in her Ghosts of War series.

This is True. She drove an ambulance. British Royals always volunteer for military service. Why don't we expect the same from our leaders. Those who have served are less likely to send other people's children to war, if they have been there and done that.

Queen Elizabeth spent more time in the armed forces than the entire Trump family and their in-laws combined.

World War II poster - gender roles changed but remained the same in many ways

The 20th Century

"Good Work Sister - We never figured you could do a man-size job! America's Women Have Met The Test!" ~ Another horribly sexist WWII propaganda poster.

The Focke-Wulf Ta 283 was a German low-wing jet interceptor designed during World War II. The project was developed at the same time as the Focke-Wulf Super Lorin and remained unbuilt before the Surrender of Germany.

Illustration of BaerenzCao for a HUMA model kit, 50 x 60 cm oil on canvas. Visualization of one of many confidential German projects WW II often passed only of a built prototype in test. Focke Wulf type Fw Ta as interceptor.

Actor, SSgt Walter Matthau US Army Air Corps (Served 1942-1945) Short Bio: The multifaceted actor enlisted in the US Army Air Force during World War II and served with the Eighth Air Force in England as a B-24 Liberator radioman-gunner, in the same 453rd Bombardment Group as James Stewart. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and became interested in acting. http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/profile/118672

SSgt Walter Matthau enlisted in the US Army Air Corps during World War II and served with the Eighth Air Force in England as a Liberator radioman-gunner, in the same Bombardment Group as James Stewart. He attained the rank of staff sergeant

1st LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in WWII to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on Dec 7 1941. He remained at his Command Post despite being mortally wounded by enemy shell fire, refusing to be evacuated until his men who had been wounded by the same shell were evacuated, and continued to direct the reorganization of his Post until forcibly removed. As a result of utter disregard of his own condition, he later died from loss of blood.

LT George Cannon USMC, was the first Marine in WWII to receive the Medal of Honor for service during the bombardment of Midway Island on.

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