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Indian troops wade ashore at Akyab, Burma, January 1945. [x]

The British Royal Air Force plays against the Army in a football match at the St Eugene Sports Stadium in Algiers, Algeria on Boxing Day 1943: Aircraftman McGuiggan of the RAF league, who played centre forward, pushes the ball past the Army league goalkeeper to score the RAF’s first goal (final score: RAF 5 Army 1). [x]

"Local partisans are giving valuable assistance to British troops on the 5th Army sector of the Italian front. They carry out night patrols from which important information about the enemy is gathered, and also help to round up suspects and check on isolated farmhouses in the neighbouring hills. In this image some Partisans approach an isolated house whilst they are covered by their comrades, armed with rifles and Tommy guns." [x]

Two Indian soldiers using a Bren light machine gun in the Italian campaign near Villa Grande, 15 January 1944. [x]

Soviet soldiers speak with children liberated from Auschwitz, 1945. [x]

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Japanese propaganda, used in the Philippines in an attempt to discourage American troops and sway Filipinos to the side of the Japanese. [x]

Should Germans Read ‘Mein Kampf’?

GERMANY is once again passing through the wringer of its past. At issue this time are not the deeds but the words of Adolf Hitler and the planned republication of his infamous manifesto-as-autobiography, “Mein Kampf,” a book that has been officially suppressed in the country since the end of World War II.

But while the prospect of the Führer’s words circulating freely on the German market may shock some, it shouldn’t. The inoculation of a younger generation against the Nazi bacillus is better served by open confrontation with Hitler’s words than by keeping his reviled tract in the shadows of illegality.

Soldiers of the Soviet 6th Guards Tank Army stand with their T-34-85 tanks on the coast of Liaodong Bay, China, 1945. [x]

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"It wasn’t just dark…it was black as Tojo’s heart!" Chrysler ad, 1943. [x]

Soldiers of the Soviet 150thRifle ‘Idritskaya’ Division celebrate in front of the Reichstag in Berlin, 1945. [x]