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This famous picture portrays a sailor of the U.S. Navy grabbing and kissing a stranger woman in a white dress on "V-J Day" (Victory over Japan Day) in the Times Square, in New York on August 14, 1945. One week later, this photograph was published in Life Magazine, with many other photographs of celebrations around the United States. The twelve-page section titled “Victory Celebrations”, had a lot of success and this photo soon became a cultural icon.Read More
During the Korean War, this kitten found herself an orphan. Not much after, happily, she found protection into the hands of a Marine Sergeant called Frank Praytor. Frank addopted the kitten and named her “Miss Hap” - he explained - “she was born at the wrong place at the wrong time”. Frank Praytor, gained a lot of fame after this photo nursing a kitten during the Korean War was published in the U.S. He died on January 10, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. at the age of 90 years and had been in poor health for several years.Read More
Animals have been a part of the war for as long as humans have fought each other. Hannibal’s elephants, Saladin’s army camels, America’s mounted Special Forces of the Afghan War and the list can continue, when humans charge into war, animals go with them. Despite being of course unwilling participants in the human conflicts, dogs, horses, birds, elephants, and other animals, have "fought" bravely and left their mark on history.Read More
Annelies “Anne” Marie Frank (12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was a german born Dutch girl from a Jewish family. She was born in Frankfurt but she lived most of her life in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Anne moved there with her family at the age of four, when the Nazis had full control over Germany.Read More
Roza Shanina the Soviet sniper from the Second World War was credited with fifty-nine confirmed kills, including twelve soldiers during the Battle of Vilnius. After her older brother death in 1941, Shanina volunteered for the military and chose to be a sniper on the front line. Thanks to her shooting accuracy, Shanina was capable of precisely hitting enemy and as well making doublets which means hitting two target in quick succession of two shots fired.Read More
World War I known as well as The Great War, began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and lasted until 1918. During the war, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire known as the Central Powers fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States known as the Allied Powers.Read More
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