Pictures of World War 2

The most iconic photographs of WWII like the flag raising on Iwo Jima or the approaching omaha beach on d-day...

US Marines raising the american flag

marines raising the american flag

One of the most iconic photographs of World War II was taken by photographer Joe Rosenthal on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Date: February 23, 1945.
US marines raised their flag on Mount Suribachi five days after the outbreak of war.


Approaching Omaha beach on d-day

approaching omaha d-day

Troops approach "Omaha" beach on "D-Day" on June 6, 1944 during the invasion of Normandy.

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Battle of Rzhev, Russia

battle of rzhev

The Battle of Rzhev (city), northwest Russia, in December 1941, was an important battle for the later decisive Red Army victories at Stalingrad and the Kursk Salient.


The Battle of the Philippines

general douglas macarthur

General Douglas MacArthur, Osmeña and staff disembark during the initial landing at Leyte, Philippine Islands.
The Battle of the Philippines was fought between Japan and the United States for the reconquest of the Philippines after the Japanese occupation of these islands for three years.


Venus, the bulldog

venus the bulldog

Venus, the bulldog was the mascot of a destroyer, in the year 1940, in the second world war. Bulldogs were very popular mascots that mirrored the British 'bulldog spirit'. Another reason was that Prime Minister Winston Churchill looked like a bulldog.


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