1. April 1945, A Polish man embraces an Allied soldier, kissing his cheek, after being liberated from a Nazi forced labor camp in Germany during World War II. (Photo by Tony Vaccaro/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  2. wahnwitzig:

    Strange WWI era photograph of ‘guy in pants with devil mask and axe’ and a soldier

    (Source: ebay.com, via oh-felix-yusofine)



    The term “the whole nine yards” came about during World War Ii. The ammo belts in fighting planes were nine yards long. The pilot would often shout “Give ‘em the whole nine yards!” Meaning, give them everything you’ve got. 

  4. "Two anti-tank Infantrymen of the 101st Infantry Regiment, dash past a blazing German gasoline trailer in square of Kronach, Germany." . W. J. Rothenberger, April 14, 1945

  5. (Source: danny-dice)


  6. shevinefeels:

    I have lost a few followers since I started reblogging Fourth of July posts. That’s okay. I’ve got 13 stripes and 50 stars to keep me company


  7. historicaltimes:

    2 severely burnt British soldiers whose tank had been hit by a German shell shortly after the Normandy landings, 1944 -

  8. thesefallenwings:

    A soldier’s wife hoists up their son to say one last goodbye to his father. The 40’s.

  9. iamphotonate:

    Kyle Carpenter - Medal of Honor recipient.

    In 2010, he covered a live grenade with his body, saving a fellow Marine’s life. I photograph celebrities all the time but it’s these people that catch my attention and get my respect.

  10. forties-fifties-sixties-love:

    Three teenage girls drinking bottles of soda, 1956