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Germany. The Cologne cathedral stands tall amidst the ruins of the city after allied bombings, 1944

1945 : The Cologne Cathedral stands tall in the midst the ruins of the city after Allied bombings, Germany. During the 1939 to 1945 period the Royal Air Force dropped tons of bombs on the Cologne.

Blick vom Alter Markt auf den Dom, kurz nach Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

Blick vom Alter Markt auf den Dom, kurz nach Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs.

Cologne Cathedral in 1944, one of few buildings left standing after World War II air raids.

Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) in one of few buildings left standing after World War II air raids.

Nazi Germany- I've never seen these photos. They are taking my breath away (The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin)

Hitler at 50: Color Photos From a Despot's Garish Birthday Bash

The Ost-West-Achse (East-West Axis) in Berlin, site of a massive rally and parade in celebration of Adolf Hitler's birthday, April 1939

Child prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp. None of them survived. Note the teary eyed child. :( This hangs on the wall at Auschwitz museum.

Child prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp. None of them survived. Note the teary eyed child. :( This hangs on the wall at Auschwitz museum. *All children under the age of 15 were sent immediately to the 'showers', after getting off the trains.

Pfc Joseph E. Day holds a puppy named "Invasion" in a German helmet, Le Dezert, France, 1944

Pfc Joseph E. Day holds a puppy named "Invasion" in a German helmet, Le Dezert, France, 1944

Pfc Joseph E. Day holds a puppy named “Invasion” in a German helmet, Le Dezert, France, 1944 (via) (Source: collective-history)

The Fall of Berlin, 1945.

World War II Berlin. Returning to the earth.helped along by mankind. structures-and-such

WWII US Medal of Freedom Recipient: The White Mouse, Nancy Wake (1912 - 2011)

WWII US Medal of Freedom Recipient: The White Mouse, Nancy Wake (1912 - 2011)

Nancy Wake, ‘White Mouse’ of World War II. The Gestapo called her “The White Mouse” for the way she deftly avoided their traps. Nancy Wake, was one of the most effective and cunning British agents working in German-occupied France during World War II.

San Fransisco Earthquake -1908

Market Street, San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. The earthquake struck San Francisco at a. on Wednesday, April Devastating fires broke out in the city and lasted for several days.

History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at  Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / 2004; D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / 2004; Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / 2004; Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

Splendid Photographs

Amazing History Channel "Know Where You Stand" campaign by Seth Taras - Hindenburg at Lakehurst, New Jersey 1937 / D-Day at Normandy Beach 1944 / Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate 1989 / Hitler at the Eiffel Tower, Paris 1940 / 2004

May 8, 1945 — Two million people gathered in Times Square in New York City to celebrate V-E Day, the end of World War II in Europe.

May 1945 - Times Square New York City Two million people gathered to celebrate the end of World War II. That's people, think about that.

Kisses for soldiers

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

World War II photograph captures the courage of August Landmesser who made history by refusing to perform the Nazi salute.

August Landmesser was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936

21 Incredibly Rare Photos From The Past

21 Incredibly Rare Photos From The Past

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