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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. In a state of total war, directly involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, resulting in 70 to 85 million fatalities, with more civilians than military personnel killed. Tens of millions of people died due to genocides (including the Holocaust), premeditated death from starvation, massacres, and disease. Aircraft played a major role in the conflict, including in strategic bombing of population centres, the development of nuclear weapons, and the only two uses of such in war.

World War II is generally considered to have begun on 1 September 1939, with the invasion of Poland by Germany and subsequent declarations of war on Germany by the United Kingdom and France on the 3rd. From late 1939 to early 1941, in a series of campaigns and treaties, Germany conquered or controlled much of continental Europe, and formed the Axis alliance with Italy and Japan, along with other countries later on. Under the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact of August 1939, Germany and the Soviet Union partitioned and annexed territories of their European neighbours: Poland, Finland, Romania and the Baltic states. Following the onset of campaigns in North Africa and East Africa, and the fall of France in mid-1940, the war continued primarily between the European Axis powers and the British Empire, with war in the Balkans, the aerial Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and the Battle of the Atlantic. On 22 June 1941, Germany led the European Axis powers in an invasion of the Soviet Union, opening the Eastern Front, the largest land theatre of war in history and trapping the Axis, crucially the German Wehrmacht, in a war of attrition.

Japan, which aimed to dominate Asia and the Pacific, was at war with the Republic of China by 1937. In December 1941, Japan attacked American and British territories with near-simultaneous offensives against Southeast Asia and the Central Pacific including an attack on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor. Following a US declaration of war against Japan, which followed one from the UK, the European Axis powers declared war on the United States in solidarity with their ally. Japan soon captured much of the Western Pacific, but its advances were halted in 1942 after losing the critical Battle of Midway; later, Germany and Italy were defeated in North Africa and at Stalingrad in the Soviet Union. Key setbacks in 1943—including a series of German defeats on the Eastern Front, the Allied invasions of Sicily and the Italian mainland, and Allied offensives in the Pacific—cost the Axis its initiative and forced it into strategic retreat on all fronts. In 1944, the Western Allies invaded German-occupied France, while the Soviet Union regained its territorial losses and turned towards Germany and its allies. During 1944 and 1945, Japan suffered reversals in mainland Asia, while the Allies crippled the Japanese Navy and captured key Western Pacific islands.

The war in Europe concluded with the liberation of German-occupied territories, and the invasion of Germany by the Western Allies and the Soviet Union, culminating in the fall of Berlin to Soviet troops, the suicide of Adolf Hitler and the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945. Following the Potsdam Declaration by the Allies on 26 July 1945 and the refusal of Japan to surrender on its terms, the United States dropped the first atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, on 6 August 1945, and Nagasaki, on 9 August. Faced with an imminent invasion of the Japanese archipelago, the possibility of additional atomic bombings, and the Soviet entry into the war against Japan and its invasion of Manchuria on 9 August, Japan announced its intention to surrender on 15 August 1945, cementing total victory in Asia for the Allies. In the wake of the war, Germany and Japan were occupied, and war crimes tribunals were conducted against German and Japanese leaders. Despite their well documented war crimes, mainly perpetrated in Greece and Yugoslavia, Italian leaders and generals were often pardoned, thanks to diplomatic activities.

World War II changed the political alignment and social structure of the globe. The United Nations (UN) was established to foster international co-operation and prevent future conflicts, and the victorious great powers—China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States—became the permanent members of its Security Council. The Soviet Union and the United States emerged as rival superpowers, setting the stage for the nearly half-century-long Cold War. In the wake of European devastation, the influence of its great powers waned, triggering the decolonisation of Africa and Asia. Most countries whose industries had been damaged moved towards economic recovery and expansion. Political integration, especially in Europe, began as an effort to forestall future hostilities, end pre-war enmities and forge a sense of common identity.

World War II Media

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Berlin 1937, Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)

Berlin 1937, Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral)

Beskrivelse:Domkirken i Berlin. Pyntede gater i Berlin, Arbeidets dag (1. mai)/ Berlins 700 års jubileum. Store folkemengder, flagg med hakekors. Maistang. Berliner Dom..Fotograf: Thomas Neumann.År: 1937.Kamera... More

[Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]

[Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]

Title: [Boeing Flying Fortress, Mt. Rainier]...Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April 1943..Place: Mount Rainier, Washington..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Physical Desc... More

[Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [Waist Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part Of: Robe... More

[Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [Tail Gunner in Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part Of: Rober... More

Bilder ohne Worte (In der Bauernstube)

Bilder ohne Worte (In der Bauernstube)

RAFA-3309 U71_0354..Vil du bla i albumet, kan du gjøre det i Digitalarkivet: arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mo... ( http://arkivverket.no/URN:db_read/db/13188/2/?size=medium&mode=0 ) ..If yo... More

Flowers where the freedomfighter, police officer Kaj Hedal was shot. Nytorv at Strøget (the pedestrian street) in Copenhagen. Photo: Jørgen Nielsen for Jay

Flowers where the freedomfighter, police officer Kaj Hedal was shot. N...

More images from The Museum of Danish Resistance: <a href="http://erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp" rel="nofollow">erez.natmus.dk/FHMbilleder/Site/index.jsp</a>

Culver Cadet and Army Plane

Culver Cadet and Army Plane

Title: Culver Cadet and Army Plane..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: September 1941..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Description: Culver Cadet LCA and two monoplanes at ai... More

Dawn Patrol (B-25s)

Dawn Patrol (B-25s)

Title: Dawn Patrol (B-25s)..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: September 18, 1941..Place: Lake Charles, Louisiana..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Physical Description: 1 tr... More

Holding A Box

Holding A Box

Unidentified photograph...Citation: Lois Gunden Clemens Photograph Collection. France, 1941-1942. HM1-926 Box 1 Folder 9. Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen. Goshen, Indiana.

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

[U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]

Title: [U.S. Flight Navigator, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, World War II]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April or May 1943..Place: Mitchel Field Air Force Base, Long Island, New York..Part O... More

Boeing Flying Fortress

Boeing Flying Fortress

Title: Boeing Flying Fortress..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984..Date: April 1943..Place: Mount Rainier, Washington..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photograph collection..Description: Boeing B-17F Fly... More

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Physical Desc... More

Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co., ''Miss Mission'' series in color]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Housto... More

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. field shots ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous shots]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yar... More

[Woman taping wire, Chrysler Corporation]

[Woman taping wire, Chrysler Corporation]

Title: [Woman taping wire, Chrysler Corporation] . .Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall (1908-1984) ..Date: 1944 ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photographs..Physical Description: 1 transparency: film, ... More

Ida Fieldman March 1945

Ida Fieldman March 1945

Ida was a 2nd Lt. Army Nurse stationed in US. She took care of the men from overseas...Collection of The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford..We're happy for you to share this digital image within th... More

An excerpt from the 1871 Annual Report of the Adjutant

An excerpt from the 1871 Annual Report of the Adjutant

An excerpt from the 1871 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Pennsylvania showing the commissioning date of William Caitlin. Caitlin was commissioned by the state in the National Guard of Pennsylvania [NGP... More

Gen. Litzmann

Gen. Litzmann

Photograph shows Karl Litzmann (1850-1936), German World War I infantry general and later a Nazi official. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

German officer's dog, wounded in battle

German officer's dog, wounded in battle

Photograph shows a German officer with his dog during World War I. Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). Genera... More

Front Nose of B-25

Front Nose of B-25

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

Manzanar War Relocation Center detainees, Manzanar National Historic Site, 2016.

Manzanar War Relocation Center detainees, Manzanar National Historic S...

Photo date unknown. Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were betrayed by their country and forced to live in one of ten military-style internment camps, like Manzanar, during World War II. Many women became mothers... More

Pilots and plane at Attu

Pilots and plane at Attu

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

B-25H parked in the snowy Aleutians

B-25H parked in the snowy Aleutians

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

B-25H, parked with a jeep

B-25H, parked with a jeep

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

Two B-25s in flight

Two B-25s in flight

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

Neufmentier  [i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers] -- German wounded prisoners

Neufmentier [i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers] -- German wounded prisoner...

Photograph shows German prisoners at Chauconin-Neufmontiers, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011).

Putting sick from SOLACE in Navy ambulance

Putting sick from SOLACE in Navy ambulance

Photo shows the USS Solace, probably at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York City, bringing wounded soldiers back from Veracruz, Mexico in May, 1914 during the Mexican Revolution. (Source: Flickr Commons project... More

Wounded Russian troops being dressed in the trenches in France

Wounded Russian troops being dressed in the trenches in France

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Underwood and Underwood. Group title: Trenches, Miscellaneous. Data: H.E. 142470 ... More

No. 720: Canine heroes have won great fame in the war. These dogs have rushed right into the thick of the fight and often they have been hit by shells and wounded. Little provision has been made to take care of these heroes. When they are wounded they are usually left to die. Their glory is indeed vain. Picture shows Red Cross nurse giving dog first aid medicine. No. 719: A Russian Red Cross staff and its ambulance train at the front

No. 720: Canine heroes have won great fame in the war. These dogs have...

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Underwood and Underwood. Data: no. 719: Filed under Jr. Red Cross, U.S.; H.E. 724... More

Wounded Moroccan on stretcher

Wounded Moroccan on stretcher

Photograph shows a wounded soldier from Morocco on a stretcher during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George... More

Russian Army officers - Pawlowski Reg't

Russian Army officers - Pawlowski Reg't

Photograph shows French and German wounded soldiers in a church, Chauconin-Neufmontiers, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library... More

American wounded at Bellevue. Convalescent American soldiers take a little exercise in the garden at Bellevue formerly the home of Isadora Duncan now taken over by the AMERICAN RED CROSS as a hospital for the treatment of gas cases

American wounded at Bellevue. Convalescent American soldiers take a li...

Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Group title: Military Hospitals. Date based on date range for negative series. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. General information about the America... More

German Red Cross brigade carries arms

German Red Cross brigade carries arms

Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Date on caption card: "December 1917" in error as photograph was publised in 1914. Photograph published in The Illustrated War News magazine, Oct. 18, 1914, p. 7. Ca... More

Neufmentier i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers -- German wounded prisoners

Neufmentier i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers -- German wounded prisoners

Photograph shows German prisoners at Chauconin-Neufmontiers, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: G... More

Wounded Austrian Officer on Patrol on Isonzo

Wounded Austrian Officer on Patrol on Isonzo

Photograph shows a wounded Austrian officer near the Isonzo River which flows near the border of Slovenia and Italy, during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Women's Sick and Wounded Convoy Corps --- Eng.

Women's Sick and Wounded Convoy Corps --- Eng.

Photograph shows women training with a dog as part of the Women's Sick and Wounded Convoy Corps during World War I in England. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

British troops in France

British troops in France

Photograph shows British soldiers in a train during World War I, France. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Blessure par balle explosible, orifice d'entrée / phot. Reiss.

Blessure par balle explosible, orifice d'entrée / phot. Reiss.

Photograph shows an entrance wound from an expanding bullet used by Austro-Hungarian troops during the First Invasion of Serbia in September, October, and November 1914. Stamped on verso: Serbian News Service. ... More

Neufmentier i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers -- German wounded prisoners

Neufmentier i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers -- German wounded prisoners

Photograph shows German prisoners at Chauconin-Neufmontiers, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011). Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: ... More

Window of the AMERICAN RED CROSS dispensary (used both for Civilian and Military cases) at ..., in charge of Miss Cunningham, AMERICAN RED CROSS nurse. It was in this dispensary that during May and June much heroic work was done for wounded soldiers and civilians, the civilians pouring through ... in great numbers. This dispensary was also used as a canteen for the refugees and tables were arranged outside the dispensary where refugees were fed. The refugees were also housed temporarily in he Chateau of which the dispensary is a part

Window of the AMERICAN RED CROSS dispensary (used both for Civilian an...

Title from negative or negative sleeve. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: M. Pierce. Date based on date range for negative series. Gift; American National Red Cross 1... More

Wounded Moroccan on stretcher

Wounded Moroccan on stretcher

Photograph shows a wounded soldier from Morocco on a stretcher during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT Lieutenant Albert Edward Hacking, taken at San Diego, California (CA), April 19,1943. 1LT Hacking is assigned to the First Marine Air Wing, (1ST MAW) South Pacific and is an Ace Pilot credited with 5 kills. His home is 152 Finch Avenue Pawtucket, Rhode Island

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Li...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: San Diego State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Stotz, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public C... More

British troops outside Jerusalem[?]

British troops outside Jerusalem[?]

Photograph shows British troops possibly outside Baghdad, Iraq during World War I.

Hospital train, Germany

Hospital train, Germany

Wounded German soldier being helped off train by medical personnel. Bain News Service photograph. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

B-25J flying over water, a mountain of the Kurie Islands in the distance

B-25J flying over water, a mountain of the Kurie Islands in the distan...

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

Manzanar War Relocation Center detainees, Manzanar National Historic Site, 2016.

Manzanar War Relocation Center detainees, Manzanar National Historic S...

Photo date unknown. Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were betrayed by their country and forced to live in one of ten military-style internment camps, like Manzanar, during World War II. Many women became mothers... More

Obituary of John Napoleon Bey (1896-1984)

Obituary of John Napoleon Bey (1896-1984)

John Bey was originally from the St. Regis Reserve near Cornwall and settled in the Cloyne area.

French succoring wounded German

French succoring wounded German

Photograph shows French Moroccan soldiers, between Villeroy and Neufmoutiers, France, caring for a wounded German soldier during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Neufmentier [i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers] -- French & German wounded in church

Neufmentier [i.e., Chauconin-Neufmontiers] -- French & German wounded ...

Photograph shows French and German wounded soldiers in a church, in Chauconin-Neufmontiers, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Wounded from battle of Vie i.e., Vic at Compiegne

Wounded from battle of Vie i.e., Vic at Compiegne

Photograph shows men wounded in the battle of Vic-sur-Aisne being helped off a cart at the Compiègne train station in France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011 and Gallica Digital Library... More

Red Cross Transport in Forest of Laigle (i.e., Laigne)

Red Cross Transport in Forest of Laigle (i.e., Laigne)

Photograph shows a horse-driven ambulance carrying wounded soldiers in the Forest of Laigne, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

German Red Cross dog seeking wounded

German Red Cross dog seeking wounded

Photograph shows German man with a Red Cross dog searching for wounded soldiers during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

A French Military surgeon examining the foot of a wounded soldier in one of the hospitals in Berlin to which the wounded captives were taken

A French Military surgeon examining the foot of a wounded soldier in o...

Title and note from Red Cross caption card for #4480. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Underwood & Underwood (cop.) Group title: Hospital, Germany. Date based o... More

R.A.M.C. picking up wounded in a captured village

R.A.M.C. picking up wounded in a captured village

Photograph shows the Royal Army Medical Corps, with ambulances and wagons, collecting the wounded after a battle. Printed on front: Official photograph; Crown copyright reserved; Daily Mail War Pictures, 34. T... More

The Worcesters going into action

The Worcesters going into action

Photograph shows British troops marching and waving their helmets in greeting. Printed on front: Official photograph; Crown copyright reserved; Daily Mail War Pictures, 33. Title from item. In collection: Brit... More

Members of the Battalion of Death of Russia. First photograph received from Russia of members of the Battalion. Women fighters recuperating in Russian hospital from wounds received while in action on the battlefield. They are aiding the Kerensky government

Members of the Battalion of Death of Russia. First photograph received...

Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: International Film Service. Group Title: Soldiers, Women, Russia, Miscellaneous, Hospit... More

Dr. Blake's Hospital, showing wounded soldier with arm extension used for fractured arm

Dr. Blake's Hospital, showing wounded soldier with arm extension used ...

Title and note information from Red Cross caption card. Group title: Military Hospitals. Plate to Secy. Genl. Print in album. Date based on date range for negative series. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944... More

Wounded Turcos in Paris

Wounded Turcos in Paris

Photograph shows wounded Algerian tirailleurs (infantry soldiers) in Paris, France, during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. ... More

Red Cross Transport in Forest of Laigle (i.e., Laigne)

Red Cross Transport in Forest of Laigle (i.e., Laigne)

Photograph shows a horse-driven ambulance carrying wounded soldiers in the Forest of Laigne, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service o... More

Wounded arrive at Chalons sur Marne

Wounded arrive at Chalons sur Marne

Photograph shows wounded soldiers on stretchers next to railroad cars at Chalons sur Marne (now Chalons-en-Champagne), France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Image copied by Bain from... More

German wounded, recovered, returning singing to the front

German wounded, recovered, returning singing to the front

Photograph shows German soldiers marching and singing in the street during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: G... More

Belgian Sisters and wounded Germans to whom they are ministering

Belgian Sisters and wounded Germans to whom they are ministering

Title, date and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: ARC, Underwood & Underwood (cop.) Group title: Hospital, Belgium. Used in: Ex. in... More

Wounded heroes of the Battle of Mons

Wounded heroes of the Battle of Mons

Photograph shows a woman with soldiers who were wounded in the Battle of Mons which took place on August 23, 1914 in France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by... More

Emblemas de la libertad y de la humanidad La Cruz Roja, Madre de todas las naciones.

Emblemas de la libertad y de la humanidad La Cruz Roja, Madre de todas...

Poster showing two Red Cross nurses, one, a Madonna figure, cradling in her arms a wounded soldier(?) on a litter, between the flags of the Dominican Republic and the United States.

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), George L. Hollowell, taken at Marine Corps Air Station, El Centro, California (CA). MAJ Hollowell is an Ace Pilot credited with 8 kills

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Naval Air Facility, El Centro State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Rele... More

B-25H parked in the snowy Aleutians

B-25H parked in the snowy Aleutians

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

B-25 in flight southeast of Attu

B-25 in flight southeast of Attu

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

British at Etaples buying from natives

British at Etaples buying from natives

Photograph shows British troops at Étaples, France with women selling food, during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Second Lieutenant (2LT) Charles David Jones. 2LT Jones is an Ace Pilot credited with 6 kills. His home is 112 Dow Avenue, Mineola, New York

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Second L...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: South Pacific Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The weaker sex? "Woman's place is in the home." - Anti-Suffragists Chamberlain

The weaker sex? "Woman's place is in the home." - Anti-Suffragists Cha...

Illustration shows a female nurse treating a wounded soldier as battle rages nearby; page also includes editorial "Stand-Up Patriotism." Title from item. Illus. in: Puck, v. LXXVI, no. 1966 (7 November 1914), p. 5.

A poster displayed throughout Paris inviting the Public to an exhibit of work done by the mutiles. The American Red Cross has done great work along the lines of re-education for the men wounded in the war. Capt. Atherton-Smith was the organizer

A poster displayed throughout Paris inviting the Public to an exhibit ...

Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Date based on date range for negative series. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. General information about the American National Red Cross photograph c... More

German wounded, recovered, returning singing to the front

German wounded, recovered, returning singing to the front

Photograph shows German soldiers marching and singing in the street during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Ludendorff-Spende für Kriegsbeschädigte / Ludwig Hohlwein, München.

Ludendorff-Spende für Kriegsbeschädigte / Ludwig Hohlwein, München.

Poster shows a wounded German soldier holding tools in one hand and a crutch in the other. Text: Ludendorff Fund for War Disabled. Forms part of: Rehse-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte und Publizistik. Title from item.

Wounded with dum-dum bullet

Wounded with dum-dum bullet

Photograph shows a man holding the arm of a person with expanding bullet wounds.

Another sort of war ruin - after several days in the trenches

Another sort of war ruin - after several days in the trenches

A British Red Cross orderly escorting a wounded, captured, German soldier to a field hospital for treatment. National Photo Company Collection. Photo by Central News Photo Service. No. 8800A.

Reviving wounded German with Pulmotor

Reviving wounded German with Pulmotor

Photograph shows a German being revived with a Pulmotor, an artificial respiration device, during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Wounded from battle of Vie [i.e., Vic] at Compiegne

Wounded from battle of Vie [i.e., Vic] at Compiegne

Photograph shows men wounded in the battle of Vic-sur-Aisne being helped off a cart at the Compiègne train station in France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011 and Gallica Digital Library website)

Emblemas de la libertad y de la humanidad La Cruz Roja, Madre de todas las naciones.

Emblemas de la libertad y de la humanidad La Cruz Roja, Madre de todas...

Poster showing two Red Cross nurses, one, a Madonna figure, cradling in her arms a wounded soldier(?) on a litter, between the flags of Ecuador and the United States.

Kaiserin visiting a train of the wounded at Breslau

Kaiserin visiting a train of the wounded at Breslau

Photograph shows Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858-1921), the last German Empress and Queen of Prussia (wife of Wilhelm II), visiting wounded soldiers on a train at Breslau, Prussia (now Wroclaw, Po... More

Wounded heroes of the Battle of Mons

Wounded heroes of the Battle of Mons

Photograph shows a woman with soldiers who were wounded in the Battle of Mons which took place on August 23, 1914 in France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

Would you mind being a patient here? The staff of an A.R.C. hospital, a beautiful chateau, behind the lines in the American sector

Would you mind being a patient here? The staff of an A.R.C. hospital, ...

Group of doctors and nurses, Vittel. Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Photographer name or source of original from caption card or negative sleeve: Hine. Group title: Recreation for Wounded American... More

Main street of Lodz after German Occupation

Main street of Lodz after German Occupation

Photograph probably shows Piotrkowska Street in Lodz, Poland during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George G... More

Taking Luggage off "Solace"

Taking Luggage off "Solace"

Photo shows the USS Solace, probably at the Navy Yard in Brooklyn, New York City, bringing wounded soldiers back from Veracruz, Mexico in May, 1914 during the Mexican Revolution. (Source: Flickr Commons projec... More

Nose of a B-25

Nose of a B-25

Images of the 77th Bomber Squadron, serving in the Aleutian Campaign during World War II

Emblems of liberty and humanity The Red Cross, mother of all nations.

Emblems of liberty and humanity The Red Cross, mother of all nations.

Poster showing two Red Cross nurses, one, a Madonna figure, cradling in her arms a wounded soldier(?) on a litter, between the flags of China and the United States. Text also in Chinese.

"Help!"

"Help!"

Red Cross recruitment poster showing a Red Cross nurse dragging a wounded soldier from the battlefield.

Blessure par balle explosible à l'épaule gauche ... orifice de sortie / phot. Reiss.

Blessure par balle explosible à l'épaule gauche ... orifice de sortie ...

Photograph shows a shoulder exit wound from an expanding bullet used by Austro-Hungarian troops during the First Invasion of Serbia in September, October, and November 1914. Stamped on verso: Serbian News Servi... More

'Pro Patria' - Le bon evêque de Meaux

'Pro Patria' - Le bon evêque de Meaux

The bishop of Meaux with nurses and a member of the clergy, welcoming some wounded soldiers.

Symboles de la liberté et de l'huma[nité] La Croix Rouge, la mère de toutes les nations.

Symboles de la liberté et de l'huma[nité] La Croix Rouge, la mère de t...

Poster showing two Red Cross nurses, one, a Madonna figure, cradling in her arms a wounded soldier(?) on a litter, between the flags of Haiti and the United States. Piece missing from lower right corner with so... More

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ), Jack E. Conger assigned to the Death Dealers" squadron on Peleliu Island. MAJ Conger is an Ace Pilot credited with 10 kills. His home is 6009 North Waterbury Road, Des Moines, Iowa

World War II (WWII) area photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Peleliu Island Country: Belau (PLW) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William Wilson, Usmc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

Emblemas de la libertad y de la humanidad La Cruz Roja, Madre de todas las naciones.

Emblemas de la libertad y de la humanidad La Cruz Roja, Madre de todas...

Poster showing two Red Cross nurses, one, a Madonna figure, cradling in her arms a wounded soldier(?) on a litter, between the flags of Nicaragua and the United States.

Nursing wounded near Berlin

Nursing wounded near Berlin

Photograph shows nurses with wounded soldiers outside a building near Berlin, Germany during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)

Turcos, wounded at Charleroi, in Paris

Turcos, wounded at Charleroi, in Paris

Photograph shows Algerian tirailleurs (infantry soldiers) in Paris, France during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Date from... More

Wounded arriving in Allenstein, Prussia

Wounded arriving in Allenstein, Prussia

Photograph shows wounded German soldiers being assisted by nurses as they get off a train in Allenstein (now Olsztyn, Poland) in Prussia, during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from da... More

A poster which was displayed thoughout the South of France to further the work of the American Red Cross among the mutiles. This organization was responsible for the great success of the whole system of re-education of the men who were wounded in the war. Capt. Atherton-Smith was the organizer

A poster which was displayed thoughout the South of France to further ...

Title and notes from Red Cross caption card. Date based on date range for negative series. Gift; American National Red Cross 1944 and 1952. General information about the American National Red Cross photograph c... More

A red cross moving "Fort". For rescuing between trenches

A red cross moving "Fort". For rescuing between trenches

Photograph shows a Red Cross vehicle used for gathering wounded from trenches during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms ... More