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Pro-Russian Insurgents Celebrate WWII Victory Day, May 2014

Pro-Russian Insurgents Celebrate WWII Victory Day, May 2014

Taken on 2014-05-09

День Победы в Донецке Victory Day in Donetsk.

Source: Andrew Butko/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-09-04

Decorated War Veteran, 70 years after Stalingrad

Decorated War Veteran, 70 years after Stalingrad

Taken on 2013-02-01

At the reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in the Kremlin.

Source: The Presidential Press and Information Office (The Kremlin)

Uploaded by MicroscopeLens on 2013-12-27

Putin and Stalingrad Veteran

Putin and Stalingrad Veteran

Taken on 2013-02-01

At the reception marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad in the Kremlin, Moscow.

Source: the Presidential Press and Information Office (the Kremlin)

Uploaded by MicroscopeLens on 2013-12-27

60th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, March 2005

60th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, Japan, March 2005

Taken on 2005-03-11

"The 60th anniversary Reunion at the Japanese part of the memorial [of the Battle of Iwo Jima]."

Source: National Park Service/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Memorial to the Flag Raising on Mount Suribachi, Okinawa, Japan, January 2003

Memorial to the Flag Raising on Mount Suribachi, Okinawa, Japan, January 2003

Taken on 2003-01-16

"The memorial is to the flag raising during Battle of Iwo Jima on top of Mt. Suribachi. It reads: "Among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." — Nimitz. Dedicated to those who fought here by the Island Command AGF. Erected by the 31st USNCB. Old Glory was raised on this site 23 February 1945 by members of the Second Battalion, 28th Regiment, Fifth Marine Division."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita on Trial for War Crimes, Manila, Philippines, Late 1945

Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita on Trial for War Crimes, Manila, Philippines, Late 1945

Taken on 1945-12-01

"From 29 October to 7 December 1945, an American military tribunal in Manila tried General Yamashita for war crimes relating to the Manila massacre and many atrocities in the Philippines and Singapore against civilians and prisoners of war, such as the Sook Ching massacre, and sentenced him to death. This controversial case has become a precedent regarding the command responsibility for war crimes and is known as the Yamashita Standard." Exact date unknown.

Source: Department of Defense/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Chinese and Malayan Girls Taken by the Japanese to Work as "Comfort Women", Andaman Islands, 1945

Chinese and Malayan Girls Taken by the Japanese to Work as "Comfort Women", Andaman Islands, 1945

Taken on 1945-11-01

"The Japanese Army established the comfort stations to prevent venereal diseases and rape by Japanese soldiers, to provide comfort to soldiers and head off espionage. The comfort stations were not actual solutions to the first two problems, however. According to Japanese historian Yoshiaki Yoshimi, they aggravated the problems. Yoshimi has asserted, 'The Japanese Imperial Army feared most that the simmering discontentment of the soldiers could explode into a riot and revolt. That is why it provided women.'" Exact date unknown.

Source: Imperial War Museums

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Japanese Secret Policeman Interrogated Regarding Sandakan Death March, Borneo, October 1945

Japanese Secret Policeman Interrogated Regarding Sandakan Death March, Borneo, October 1945

Taken on 1945-10-26

"Sergeant Hosotani Naoji (left, seated) of the Kenpeitai (Japanese secret police) at Sandakan is interrogated by Squadron Leader F. G. Birchall (second right) of the Missing Servicemen Section and U. S. Army Sergeant Mamo (right) of the Allied Translator and Interpreter Service on October 26, 1945. Naoji confessed to shooting two Australian POWs and five Chinese civilians."

Source: Australian War Museum/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal Jacobson with Harry Truman, Washington, D.C., October 1945

Medal of Honor Recipient Corporal Jacobson with Harry Truman, Washington, D.C., October 1945

Taken on 1945-10-05

"Being congratulated by President Harry S. Truman just after he was presented with the Medal of Honor, during Nimitz Day festivities at the White House, Washington, D.C., 5 October 1945. Corporal Jacobson was awarded the medal for heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima, 26 February 1945."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Americans Salute Graves of US Dead, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Americans Salute Graves of US Dead, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-10-01

"Two U.S. Coast Guardsmen pay homage to their comrade killed in the Ryukyu Islands." 1945, date unknown.

Source: National Archives and Records Administration

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Soviet Liberators in Korea, 1945

Soviet Liberators in Korea, 1945

Taken on 1945-10-01

The Soviet Union entered into war with Japan following the conclusion of hostilities in the European Theatre of World War II, entering into Korea from the north and precipitating the peninsula's ongoing division.

Source: pohodd.ru/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-29

Japanese Troops Surrender to Chinese, China, 1945

Japanese Troops Surrender to Chinese, China, 1945

Taken on 1945-09-02

"In less than two weeks the Kwantung Army, which was the primary Japanese fighting force, consisting of over a million men but lacking in adequate armor, artillery, or air support, had been destroyed by the Soviets. Japanese Emperor Hirohito officially capitulated to the Allies on August 15, 1945, and the official surrender was signed aboard the battleship USS Missouri on September 2, 1945." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-10

RAF Officer with Comfort Woman, Rangoon, Burma, August 1945

RAF Officer with Comfort Woman, Rangoon, Burma, August 1945

Taken on 1945-08-08

"A Chinese girl from one of the Japanese Army's 'comfort battalions' sits on a stretcher, awaiting interrogation at a camp in Rangoon. The uniform and insignia on the shoulder of the man next to her indicate that he is a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force."

Source: Imperial War Museums/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

British Mosquito Aircraft Being Serviced by Crew; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; Aug 1945

British Mosquito Aircraft Being Serviced by Crew; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; Aug 1945

Taken on 1945-08-07

Labuan, North Borneo. Mosquito aircraft of No. 1 Squadron RAAF now operating against Japanese targets in Borneo are kept at concert pitch by the ground crews who are as proud of their aircraft as the men who fly them. Shown a Mosquito aircraft undergoing a thorough overhaul in readiness for exacting missions ahead.

Source: Harrison, John Thomas

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Japanese Civilians Reading US Propaganda Leaflets, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Japanese Civilians Reading US Propaganda Leaflets, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Taken on 1945-08-01

"Overcoming the civilian resistance on Okinawa was aided by U.S. propaganda leaflets, one of which is being read by a prisoner awaiting transport." Date unknown.

Source: army.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

US and Russian Sailors Celebrate Victory Over Japan, Alaska, August 1945

US and Russian Sailors Celebrate Victory Over Japan, Alaska, August 1945

Taken on 1945-08-01

Allied US and Russian sailors celebrate victory over Japan together in what were essentially the first moments of the Cold War.

Source: history.navy.mil/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-08-29

Indian POW in Hong Kong After Liberation, 1945

Indian POW in Hong Kong After Liberation, 1945

Taken on 1945-08-01

"An Indian prisoner of war from Hong Kong after liberation in 1945." Date unknown.

Source: Imperial War Museums/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

Japanese POWs, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Japanese POWs, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-27

"A group of Japanese prisoners taken on the isle of Okuku in June 1945."

Source: Library of Congress/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-07

Australian Infantrymen in Defensive Position; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; June 1945

Australian Infantrymen in Defensive Position; WWII; Labuan, Malaysia; June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-26

An infantry company signalling position on Labuan on 26 June 1945. The Battle of Labuan was an engagement fought between Allied and Japanese forces on the island of Labuan off Borneo during June 1945. It formed part of the Australian invasion of North Borneo, and was initiated by the Allied forces as part of a plan to capture the Brunei Bay area and develop it into a base to support future offensives.

Source: Jack Band/Australian War Memorial

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-06-10

Last picture of Lt. Gen. Buckner Before He Was Killed, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Last picture of Lt. Gen. Buckner Before He Was Killed, Okinawa, Japan, June 1945

Taken on 1945-06-18

"The last picture of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr. (right), taken on 18 June 1945, the day before he was killed by Japanese artillery."

Source: nps.gov/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-06

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