August 25, 2014

todaysdocument:

Rare color scenes from the Liberation of Paris, August 25, 1944, including an intact Eiffel Tower flying the French Tricolour, General Charles De Gaulle marching down the Champs Elysees, and Allied troops marching in front of the Arc de Triomphe.

Excerpted from: D-Day to Germany, 1944

From the series: Motion Picture Films Relating to the Invasion of Normandy (D-Day) and Commemorative Visits After the War, compiled 1944 - 1969Collection LIEB: Jack Lieb Collection, 1944 - 1969

Taken by newsreel cameraman Jack Lieb, this color home movie was donated by the Lieb family to the National Archives in 1984. You’ll see World War II from a perspective different than the official military film or commercial newsreel. With his personal footage, Lieb takes the viewer through the preparations in England, where he spent time with war correspondents Ernie PyleJack Thompson, and Larry LaSueur, to the liberation of Paris and finally into Germany. Along the way, Lieb captured his experience on 16mm Kodachrome, filming everyday people in France and the occasional celebrity, such as Edward G. Robinson or Ernest Hemingway

Via The Unwritten Record » A Newsreel Cameraman’s View of D-Day

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August 7, 2014
failfail9:

Vyborg Cathedral, after the bombing.

failfail9:

Vyborg Cathedral, after the bombing.

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June 21, 2014
oldnewyork:

New York’s Role in World War II

oldnewyork:

New York’s Role in World War II

April 26, 2014

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March 27, 2014
this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

The Nazi surrender celebrated in Moscow’s Red Square. May 9, 1945.
Fun Fact: Following the German surrender in the early hours of the morning, so much vodka was drank that there was a mass shortage.

this-is-cthulhu-privilege:

The Nazi surrender celebrated in Moscow’s Red Square. May 9, 1945.

Fun Fact: Following the German surrender in the early hours of the morning, so much vodka was drank that there was a mass shortage.

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January 22, 2014

greatestgeneration:

January 22, 1944 fifty-thousand men of the US Fifth Army surprised German troops with an amphibious landing in Anzio, Italy beginning the Battle of Anzio.

Images: from the collection of the National WWII Museum

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January 12, 2014

#themonumentmen #everyww2filmknowntoman

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December 7, 2013

greatestgeneration:

December 7, 1941

All Images: National Archives

November 23, 2013
dbuu:

“Nearly 500,000 Purple Heart medals were manufactured in anticipation of the casualties resulting from the invasion of Japan. To the present date, all the American military casualties of the 60 years following the end of World War II, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, have not exceeded that number. In 2003, there were still 120,000 of these Purple Heart medals in stock.[50] There are so many in surplus that combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan are able to keep Purple Hearts on-hand for immediate award to soldiers wounded on the field.”
operation downfall.

dbuu:

Nearly 500,000 Purple Heart medals were manufactured in anticipation of the casualties resulting from the invasion of Japan. To the present date, all the American military casualties of the 60 years following the end of World War II, including the Korean and Vietnam Wars, have not exceeded that number. In 2003, there were still 120,000 of these Purple Heart medals in stock.[50] There are so many in surplus that combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan are able to keep Purple Hearts on-hand for immediate award to soldiers wounded on the field.”

operation downfall.

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May 8, 2013
motherjones:

nevver:

May 8, 1945

It’s V-E Day.

motherjones:

nevver:

May 8, 1945

It’s V-E Day.

March 28, 2013

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March 23, 2013

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September 11, 2012

A boy sits alone in the ruins of his home, his parents buried dead underneath after a German bombing. London, 1945. Toni Frissell

A boy sits alone in the ruins of his home, his parents buried dead underneath after a German bombing. London, 1945.
Toni Frissell

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July 6, 2012
lostsplendor:

“A newspaper seller carrying a placard announcing that Britain had declared war on Germany.” c. 1939 (via Imperial War Museums)

lostsplendor:

“A newspaper seller carrying a placard announcing that Britain had declared war on Germany.” c. 1939 (via Imperial War Museums)

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June 25, 2012

lostsplendor:

Hitler Pin Cushion, c. 1941 (via Retronaut)

“It’s good luck to find a pin. Here’s an Axis to stick it in!” -The Stick a Pin in Hitler Club, Chicago IL.

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