World War II love letter: “…I am so glad that I have you for a wife. I am so very much in love with you. I am really a lucky fellow.” [x]
The Armed Forces: Ventriloquist Raymond Robson, a cook on board a British minesweeper, uses his dummy to entertain his shipmates on the deck of his ship. [x]
HM King Haakon of Norway walking with Vice Admiral McGrigor on the quarterdeck of HMS NORFOLK during the royal family’s return to Oslo at the end of the war. The royal family escaped from Norway after the German invasion. [x]
Aerial oblique view of destroyed buildings in Cologne, Germany, caused by RAF Bomber Command raids on 9 March 1945, [x]
Korematsu v. United States, the 1944 decision endorsing the mass detention of Japanese-Americans during World War II, has long been thoroughly discredited - but the court has not yet repudiated it.
Vice Admiral W G Tennant CB, MVO, Flag Officer, Levant and East Mediterranean visiting HMS COLOSSUS in Colombo. Tennant was the commanding officer of HMS REPULSE in 1941 when it was sunk on 10 December by Japanese torpedoes. [x]
Some of the men of the Royal Air Force who took part in the reconnaissance flight to Vienna and Prague. [x]
Two ratings of the Royal New Zealand Navy load their gun during a gun drill aboard a minesweeper. This ship is carrying out minesweeping duties around the coast of New Zealand.[x]