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Stunning shots of World war II. Photo

Поразительные снимки времен Второй Мировой. ФотоEach picture has its own story.

We offer you to remember the Second world war with nine amazing photos. Some may even seem completely normal scene from the past, if not the history behind them.

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1. The French girl are shaved for connection with the Nazis

After the liberation of France from the invaders, the locals decided to deal with their own and punish collaboration who managed to find the Germans a common language. As a result, about ten thousand French people, mostly women, have experienced the power of the people’s anger. The most popular punishment was to shave the offending bald. In this photo taken on 29 August 1944 in Montélimar, immortalized shaving girls, who had the temerity to close with the Germans.

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2. The last photo of the raft from “Armidale”

On 1 December 1942 off the coast of East Timor, Japanese fighters attacked a patrol ship of the Australian Navy “Armidale”. Most of the crew died with the ship, a few survivors managed to build from the remnants of the rescue boats raft. This photo was taken from Maritime patrol aircraft (flying boat) “Catalina” on 8 December, a week after the death of “Armidale”. Because of the high storm waves “Catalina” in that day didn’t land it and help 20 the inhabitants of the raft. Never saw him again.

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3. Elephant plow instead of a horse

The war encouraged not only by humans but also horses. And someone has to carry the horse’s workload in the rear — Yes, anyone, even a circus elephant. Actually, the photo shows as an elephant from circus Amar plow in occupied France in 1941.

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4. The execution of General Dostler

German General of infantry Anton Dostler was executed by the Americans in the Italian province of Caserta on charges of killing 15 soldiers of the American sabotage group. His execution on 1 December 1945, was carefully documented on photo and on film. Revealing does not happen.

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5. SS bow and pray

13th mountain division SS “Khanjar” was formed in 1943, two years after the German occupation of Sarajevo and the proclamation of the puppet Independent state of Croatia. The division was formed from volunteers from Muslim Bosnians in the best of times has reached the number up to 26,000.

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6. A Soviet spy laughs before shooting

Soviet intelligence officer smiling at the camera, though he knows that in a second Finnish officer shoots him. The photo was taken in the snowy woods of East Karelia, in November 1942, but first published by the Ministry of defence of Finland in 2006. During the Second world war it was classified, as the Finnish government was afraid that the photo can be used for the benefit of Soviet propaganda.

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7. “Flying tigers” in the sky over China

During the war the United States helped China as they could. For example, in 1941-1942 on the side of China fought the volunteer air unit called the “Flying tigers”. For the formation of the division in China was sent to 99 aircraft “Curtiss P-40”, but the Chinese pilots refused to use them, stating that they are still no comparison do not go with the Japanese “zero”. Then in the “Flying tigers” began to join the volunteers-the Americans. The tigers were divided into three squadrons: “Adam and eve”, “Angels of hell” and “Panda Bears”. Specifically on photo “hell’s Angels” in 1942.

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8. The staff of Auschwitz resting

And in this picture we see how the wait staff is the largest of the Nazi death camp has fun activities just like ordinary people. In the yard in 1942.

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9. The Night Of Victory

2 hours 10 minutes the night of may 9 announcer Yuri Levitan read the Act of military surrender of Nazi Germany. In the next few hours at Red square, where the fireworks, rushed thousands of people. It was the happiest crowd in history.

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