30 Photos from WWII Kept out of History Books

30 Photos from WWII Kept out of History Books
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The WWII took place nearly 80 years ago.  It began when Adolf Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.  Then the Soviet Union invaded Poland. It involved territories, colonies, and countries all around the world. So many dreadful events followed that incarnated fear, anxiety and sacrifice for the soldiers. By the end of the war, over 70 million were dead. Many of the events that took place are recorded in the books of history. However, there are some iconic moments which do not show in these books of history and are kept out. Below are such WWII photos that are rarely shown.

New Mexico Atomic Bomb
This one here shows the detonation of the first atomic bomb in  New Mexico on 16 January 1945. Not specifically known to whom the bomb was to be dropped since the Germans had surrendered leaving France alone as the possible target.

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New fighting techniques
This took place in the El Guetta valley. The way between Germany and America led to the invention of new fighting methods.

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The B-17 Flying Fortress
This huge plane, the B-17 Flying Fortress could carry 8,000 pounds of bombs and 4,000 pounds of a bomb on short range and a longer range respectively.

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 Heroic Women
Children were moved from areas that were war targets as much as possible. Although they were often caught in the crossfire. In this picture, women are trying to evacuate children from war-prone areas.

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Hiroshima 1945
The United States becomes the first country to use atomic weapons during wartime and detonate a nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Many people perished and so many buildings destroyed. The remnants suffered many hurts and life-long effects of the radiation.

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London bridge under siege

This London bridge withstood severe bombing attack from the Germans and suffered less during the wartimes although it needed few repairs.

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Heilbronn’s destruction
This town in German was downed, flattened and ruins only were left standing. This is Heilbronn, Germany. These destructions reflect the horrors of world war II.

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Unique dining tables
Wartime meant sacrifice for the soldiers. These soldiers dine on top of boxes of ammunition as they prepare for the invasion of France in 1944.

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Bergolf bombing
Bergolf was Hitler’s sanctuary for a long time. It was his headquarters during the war-time. However, British bombed Bergolf in 1945. After the bombing of Bergolf, Hitler committed suicide.

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Refugees Plight
During the wartime, people were overwhelmed by desperation, and many people in France became refugees. Refugees breathed a sigh of relief from the war and supported the feeling of belonging to the group of people suffering the same dreadful situation.

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Poland at Crossroads
Poland suffered heavily in the world war 2. It happened to be the first target by Germany and from where this war evolved. It lost up to 20% of its population in this war. This photo shows desperate citizens moving around.

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Golden Gas
Here we see this serviceman pack cans of gas.Gas was a very precious product during wartime as it was used to refill their tanks and military vehicles.

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Brutal Siege of Leningrad
Here we see the brutal siege of Leningrad. For over two years, citizens were left without food, energy, water or supplies.

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Animals on the Frontline

Wartime was ruthless even for animals.  Here, we see animals killed in attacks between America and Germany.

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Rare Moment
Photographers pose in front of Pappy’s Pram before moving out to capture scenes on the battlefields.

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Under Siege

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Here we see a strike by the Imperial Japanese Air Service against the United States Naval Base. This picture was captured at Pearl  Harbor.  More than 1700 crewmen lost their lives in this attack.

Roza Shanina
Here is Roza Shanina, a Soviet sniper who 59 confirmed kills. She joined the army after the death of his brother in 1941. She died at the age of 20 years in a combat.

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Engines lost
A lot of property was destroyed during wartime. Here is one among the so many planes the United States lost during the world war 2. Other damaged planes were cannibalized to repair other planes to ensure enough and maximum working planes to serve and help crewmen in the battlefields.

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Never forgotten
For the soldiers, it meant sacrifice. Here is the grave of an American soldier who was buried by the enemy.Americans, on realizing this they pay their respect by placing ferns and mortar on the grave.

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War tactics
Russians knew how to preserve their army, especially when moving through open fields. They would keep convicts in the front line to cover up their army. The convicts would be injured paving the way for the Russian army to move forward without getting harmed.

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Taking a break
At times soldiers took a break off fighting. Here we see the soldiers entertain themselves.

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Ladies at work
War revolutionalized many things. With men out for fighting in the battlefields, women left their homes and moved to the factories to take the vacancies left by men.

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French Captives
France had for a long time been under the Nazi Germany rule until the battle of Normandy that saw it liberated by the help of American troops.

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Prisoners of war
Besides the sacrifice the troops had to make, they too had to worry about being captured by their enemies and become prisoners of war.On top here we see American prisoners of war. Down here are German soldiers who were captured during the Normandy Invasion in France.

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Precious penicillin
This photo shows a doctor preparing penicillin.  During this time of war, penicillin was in high demand. This drug was extracted from the urine of soldiers who took it and recycled that it would be reused on others who needed it.

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Monster weapon
Schreyer Gustav, a German 80 cm railway gun, weighed 1350 tonnes accommodating shells weighing 7
tonnes.

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 St. Lo France
The D-Day offensive left St. Lo. France destroyed.

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Finally at rest 
Here we see the preparations to bury the bodies of fallen troops. The bodies of the deceased would be put in mattress covers and put in a grave.

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