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A selection of historical images from the LightRocket archive up until the mid 1970s.

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  • The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city. Holding an RPG, a guerrilla leads a column into the center of town.The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city. Holding an RPG, a guerrilla leads a column into the center of town.
  • The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. Amid cheering from some groups of people on the Monivong avenue, a convoy is form with the victors.
As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city.The Fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge on April 17, 1975. Amid cheering from some groups of people on the Monivong avenue, a convoy is form with the victors.
As the Khmer Rouge guerrilla are entering the city, call are made to collect and put in piles guns at the cross-roads and for the citizen to leave the city.
  • With Pochentong airport virtually under siege, every available plane is put into use by Cambodians desperate to escape their country for Saigon or Bangkok.With Pochentong airport virtually under siege, every available plane is put into use by Cambodians desperate to escape their country for Saigon or Bangkok.
  • The shortcoming of the Khmer army were enormous. Sometimes government soldiers had to take local buses to commute to the front-lines usually nor more that 15 kilometers away from the capital Phnom Penh at this period of about two months before the fall of the city to the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodia. Pictures from the book YEARS OF TURMOIL.The shortcoming of the Khmer army were enormous. Sometimes government soldiers had to take local buses to commute to the front-lines usually nor more that 15 kilometers away from the capital Phnom Penh at this period of about two months before the fall of the city to the Khmer Rouge.
Cambodia. Pictures from the book YEARS OF TURMOIL.
  • EARTH The Moon -- 13 Dec 1972 -- US astronaut Eugene Cernan, Commander, Apollo 17 salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASAEARTH The Moon -- 13 Dec 1972 -- US astronaut Eugene Cernan, Commander, Apollo 17 salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA
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      13/12/1972: EARTH The Moon -- 13 Dec 1972 -- US astronaut Eugene Cernan, Commander, Apollo 17 salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA
      Credit: Atlas Photo Archive / NASA
  • USA Aboard the USS Hornet -- 24 Jul 1969 -- President Richard M Nixon and Dr Thomas Paine, NASA Administrator, watch Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin Jnr, walk from the recovery helicopter to the Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard the USS Hornet. The President later congratulated the astronauts by microphone, speaking through a window of the quarantine trailer. During the eight-day space mission, Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon's surface and brought back rock samples for scientists to study. Collins piloted the command module in the lunar orbit during their 22-hour stay on the moon. The extravehicular activity lasted more than two hours -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASAUSA Aboard the USS Hornet -- 24 Jul 1969 -- President Richard M Nixon and Dr Thomas Paine, NASA Administrator, watch Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin Jnr, walk from the recovery helicopter to the Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard the USS Hornet. The President later congratulated the astronauts by microphone, speaking through a window of the quarantine trailer. During the eight-day space mission, Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon's surface and brought back rock samples for scientists to study. Collins piloted the command module in the lunar orbit during their 22-hour stay on the moon. The extravehicular activity lasted more than two hours -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA
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      24/07/1969: USA Aboard the USS Hornet -- 24 Jul 1969 -- President Richard M Nixon and Dr Thomas Paine, NASA Administrator, watch Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin Jnr, walk from the recovery helicopter to the Mobile Quarantine Facility aboard the USS Hornet. The President later congratulated the astronauts by microphone, speaking through a window of the quarantine trailer. During the eight-day space mission, Armstrong and Aldrin explored the Moon's surface and brought back rock samples for scientists to study. Collins piloted the command module in the lunar orbit during their 22-hour stay on the moon. The extravehicular activity lasted more than two hours -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA
  • EARTH, THE MOON, Sea of Tranquility -- 20 Jul 1969 -- Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin, Jr, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the 'Eagle', to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) Columbia in lunar-orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA / Neil ArmstrongEARTH, THE MOON, Sea of Tranquility -- 20 Jul 1969 -- Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin, Jr, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the 'Eagle', to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) Columbia in lunar-orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA / Neil Armstrong
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      20/07/1969: EARTH, THE MOON, Sea of Tranquility -- 20 Jul 1969 -- Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin, Jr, lunar module pilot of the first lunar landing mission, poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the lunar surface. The Lunar Module (LM) is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the Moon. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the LM, the 'Eagle', to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) Columbia in lunar-orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA / Neil Armstrong
      Credit: ©Lightroom Photos/ NASA/Topfoto
  • EARTH, THE MOON, Sea of Tranquility -- 20 Jul 1969 -- Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin Jr, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) 'Eagle' during the Apollo 11 exravehicular activity (EVA). While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) 'Eagle' to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) 'Columbia' in lunar orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA / Neil ArmstrongEARTH, THE MOON, Sea of Tranquility -- 20 Jul 1969 -- Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin Jr, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) 'Eagle' during the Apollo 11 exravehicular activity (EVA). While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) 'Eagle' to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) 'Columbia' in lunar orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA / Neil Armstrong
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      20/07/1969: EARTH, THE MOON, Sea of Tranquility -- 20 Jul 1969 -- Astronaut Edwin E Aldrin Jr, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) 'Eagle' during the Apollo 11 exravehicular activity (EVA). While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) 'Eagle' to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) 'Columbia' in lunar orbit -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA / Neil Armstrong
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / NASALightroom
  • USA -- c.1969 -- Portrait of Richard M. Nixon, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front -- Picture by Atlas Photo ArchiveUSA -- c.1969 -- Portrait of Richard M. Nixon, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front -- Picture by Atlas Photo Archive
  • VIETNAM Saigon -- 1968 -- Black smoke covers areas of the capital city and fire trucks rush to the scenes of fires set during attacks by the Viet Cong during the festive Tet holiday period. Later known as the Tet Offensive -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US ArmyVIETNAM Saigon -- 1968 -- Black smoke covers areas of the capital city and fire trucks rush to the scenes of fires set during attacks by the Viet Cong during the festive Tet holiday period. Later known as the Tet Offensive -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
  • VIETNAM Saigon -- 1968 -- Youthful Viet Cong fighter, heavily guarded, awaits interrogation following capture in the attacks on the capital city during the festive Tet holiday period. Later known as the Tet Offensive -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US ArmyVIETNAM Saigon -- 1968 -- Youthful Viet Cong fighter, heavily guarded, awaits interrogation following capture in the attacks on the capital city during the festive Tet holiday period. Later known as the Tet Offensive -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
  • VIETNAM Saigon -- May 1968 -- With fear and apprehension showing on their faces, and at the urging of South Vietnamese troops, women and children loaded down with salvaged possessions scurry past the bodies of three Viet Cong fighters killed in the fighting during the Tet Offensive, when the Viet Cong launched an audacious attack on Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US ArmyVIETNAM Saigon -- May 1968 -- With fear and apprehension showing on their faces, and at the urging of South Vietnamese troops, women and children loaded down with salvaged possessions scurry past the bodies of three Viet Cong fighters killed in the fighting during the Tet Offensive, when the Viet Cong launched an audacious attack on Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      SAIGON, Vietnam - 01/05/1968: VIETNAM Saigon -- May 1968 -- With fear and apprehension showing on their faces, and at the urging of South Vietnamese troops, women and children loaded down with salvaged possessions scurry past the bodies of three Viet Cong fighters killed in the fighting during the Tet Offensive, when the Viet Cong launched an audacious attack on Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / TopFoto
  • USA Washington DC -- 29 Mar 1966 -- Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India at the National Press Club, Washington DC -- Picture by Warren Leffler / Atlas Photo ArchiveUSA Washington DC -- 29 Mar 1966 -- Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India at the National Press Club, Washington DC -- Picture by Warren Leffler / Atlas Photo Archive
  • VIETNAM -- 1965 -- Helicopter gunner during combat in Vietnam against North Vietnamese communist forces -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / TopfotoVIETNAM -- 1965 -- Helicopter gunner during combat in Vietnam against North Vietnamese communist forces -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / Topfoto
  • VIETNAM Saigon -- 10 Aug 1964 -- A contingent of the Royal Australian Air Force arrives at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon, to work with the South Vietnamese and US Air Forces in transporting soldiers and supplies to combat areas in South Vietnam -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army / TopfotoVIETNAM Saigon -- 10 Aug 1964 -- A contingent of the Royal Australian Air Force arrives at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon, to work with the South Vietnamese and US Air Forces in transporting soldiers and supplies to combat areas in South Vietnam -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army / Topfoto
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      TAN SON SHUT AIRPORT, Vietnam - 10/08/1964: VIETNAM Saigon -- 10 Aug 1964 -- A contingent of the Royal Australian Air Force arrives at Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon, to work with the South Vietnamese and US Air Forces in transporting soldiers and supplies to combat areas in South Vietnam -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army / Topfoto
      Credit: © Lightroom / US Army / Topfoto
  • USA -- 26 Mar 1964 -- Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for a press conference to begin -- Picture by Marion Trikosko / Lightroom PhotosUSA -- 26 Mar 1964 -- Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for a press conference to begin -- Picture by Marion Trikosko / Lightroom Photos
  • USA -- 26 Mar 1964 -- Malcolm X waits at Martin Luther King press conference, head-and-shoulders portrait -- Picture by Marion Trikosko | Lightroom Photos | US LoCUSA -- 26 Mar 1964 -- Malcolm X waits at Martin Luther King press conference, head-and-shoulders portrait -- Picture by Marion Trikosko | Lightroom Photos | US LoC
  • USA Washington DC -- 28 Aug 1963 -- Martin Luther King Jnr addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, ÒI Have a Dream,Ó speech during the 28th August 1963 Civil Rights march on Washington DC -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US NARAUSA Washington DC -- 28 Aug 1963 -- Martin Luther King Jnr addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, ÒI Have a Dream,Ó speech during the 28th August 1963 Civil Rights march on Washington DC -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US NARA
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      28/08/1963: USA Washington DC -- 28 Aug 1963 -- Martin Luther King Jnr addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, ÒI Have a Dream,Ó speech during the 28th August 1963 Civil Rights march on Washington DC -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US NARA
      Credit: Atlas Photo Archive
  • USA -- c.1962 -- A portrait of US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1961-1963) -- Picture by Lightroom PhotosUSA -- c.1962 -- A portrait of US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1961-1963) -- Picture by Lightroom Photos
  • USA -- 04 Apr 1961 -- Portrait of astronaut Alan Shepard in his spacesuit seated inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the Redstone booster -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA *NB Not retouched for dust, scratchesUSA -- 04 Apr 1961 -- Portrait of astronaut Alan Shepard in his spacesuit seated inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the Redstone booster -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA *NB Not retouched for dust, scratches
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      04/04/1961: USA -- 04 Apr 1961 -- Portrait of astronaut Alan Shepard in his spacesuit seated inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the Redstone booster -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / NASA *NB Not retouched for dust, scratches
  • VIETNAM -- 1954 -- The French Foreign Legion is playing the major combat role in the war against the Vietminh. Here a suspected communist rebel has been found hiding in the jungle and is now being questioned by the advance patrol, who caught him -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US NARAVIETNAM -- 1954 -- The French Foreign Legion is playing the major combat role in the war against the Vietminh. Here a suspected communist rebel has been found hiding in the jungle and is now being questioned by the advance patrol, who caught him -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US NARA
  • USA -- 1953 -- Jaqueline Kennedy Onnasis at her wedding, throwing the bouquet -- Picture by Toni Frissell / Lightroom PhotosUSA -- 1953 -- Jaqueline Kennedy Onnasis at her wedding, throwing the bouquet -- Picture by Toni Frissell / Lightroom Photos
  • KOREA -- 05 Sep 1951 -- A rifle team of the 9th RCT, 2nd US Army Infantry Division, firing on a Communist position -- Picture by Burkholz / Lightroom Photos / US Army *Best quality available. NB Not completely retouched for dust, scratchesKOREA -- 05 Sep 1951 -- A rifle team of the 9th RCT, 2nd US Army Infantry Division, firing on a Communist position -- Picture by Burkholz / Lightroom Photos / US Army *Best quality available. NB Not completely retouched for dust, scratches
  • KOREA Haengju -- 09 Jun 1951 -- With her brother on her back a war weary Korean girl tiredly trudges by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea -- Picture by R V Spencer | Lightroom Photos | US NavyKOREA Haengju -- 09 Jun 1951 -- With her brother on her back a war weary Korean girl tiredly trudges by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea -- Picture by R V Spencer | Lightroom Photos | US Navy
  • KOREA -- Dec 1950 -- Astonished US Marines of the 5th and 7th Regiments, who hurled back a surprise onslaught by three Chinese communist divisions, hear that they are to withdraw! -- Picture by Frank Kerr / Lightroom Photos / USMCKOREA -- Dec 1950 -- Astonished US Marines of the 5th and 7th Regiments, who hurled back a surprise onslaught by three Chinese communist divisions, hear that they are to withdraw! -- Picture by Frank Kerr / Lightroom Photos / USMC
  • KOREA Seoul -- 01 Nov 1950 -- Korean women and children search the rubble of Seoul for anything that can be used or burned as fuel during the Korean War -- Picture by F L Scheiber / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyKOREA Seoul -- 01 Nov 1950 -- Korean women and children search the rubble of Seoul for anything that can be used or burned as fuel during the Korean War -- Picture by F L Scheiber / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      Korea, SEOUL - 01/11/1950: KOREA Seoul -- 01 Nov 1950 -- Korean women and children search the rubble of Seoul for anything that can be used or burned as fuel during the Korean War -- Picture by F L Scheiber / Lightroom Photos / US Army
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / TopFoto
  • KOREA Seoul -- 20 Sep 1950 -- United Nations troops (from the US Army) fighting in the streets of Seoul, Korea -- Picture by Robert  Strickland and John Romanowski / LIghtroom Photos / US ArmyKOREA Seoul -- 20 Sep 1950 -- United Nations troops (from the US Army) fighting in the streets of Seoul, Korea -- Picture by Robert  Strickland and John Romanowski / LIghtroom Photos / US Army
  • KOREA Inchon -- 18 Sep 1950 -- Troops of the US Army 31st Infantry Regiment land at Inchon Harbour, Korea, aboard LST's. Thousands of troops from a UN allied force invaded Korea in 1950 to prevent the whole country falling to Chinese-backed communists -- Picture by Hunkins / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyKOREA Inchon -- 18 Sep 1950 -- Troops of the US Army 31st Infantry Regiment land at Inchon Harbour, Korea, aboard LST's. Thousands of troops from a UN allied force invaded Korea in 1950 to prevent the whole country falling to Chinese-backed communists -- Picture by Hunkins / Lightroom Photos / US Army
  • KOREA Inchon -- 15 Sep 1950 -- The invasion of Ichon peninsula, Korea, when US, British and other forces invaded Korea on a UN mandate to fight Chinese communism. Here four LST's unload men and equipment on beach.  Three of the LST's shown are LST-611, LST-745, and LST-715 - Picture  C K Rose / LIghtroom Photos / US NavyKOREA Inchon -- 15 Sep 1950 -- The invasion of Ichon peninsula, Korea, when US, British and other forces invaded Korea on a UN mandate to fight Chinese communism. Here four LST's unload men and equipment on beach.  Three of the LST's shown are LST-611, LST-745, and LST-715 - Picture  C K Rose / LIghtroom Photos / US Navy
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      Korea, INCHON - 15/09/1950: KOREA Inchon -- 15 Sep 1950 -- The invasion of Ichon peninsula, Korea, when US, British and other forces invaded Korea on a UN mandate to fight Chinese communism. Here four LST's unload men and equipment on beach. Three of the LST's shown are LST-611, LST-745, and LST-715 - Picture C K Rose / LIghtroom Photos / US Navy
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / TopFoto
  • KOREA Inchon -- 15 Sep 1950 -- A US Navy P-47 flies over the invasion fleet sent by General Douglas McArthur to Inchon in Korea during the Korean War.   The image shows the largest amphibious landing since the end of World War II underway -- Picture by Lightroom Photos | US NavyKOREA Inchon -- 15 Sep 1950 -- A US Navy P-47 flies over the invasion fleet sent by General Douglas McArthur to Inchon in Korea during the Korean War.   The image shows the largest amphibious landing since the end of World War II underway -- Picture by Lightroom Photos | US Navy
  • KOREA Suwon Airfield -- 1950 -- During South Korean evacuation of Suwon Airfield, a 37-mm anti-tank gun is hauled out of the area for repairs, by a weapons carrier -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USIAKOREA Suwon Airfield -- 1950 -- During South Korean evacuation of Suwon Airfield, a 37-mm anti-tank gun is hauled out of the area for repairs, by a weapons carrier -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USIA
  • UK London -- c.1950 -- Portrait of Winston Churchill, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, with his son and grandson standing behind him, wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter -- Picture by Toni Frissell / Lightroom PhotosUK London -- c.1950 -- Portrait of Winston Churchill, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, with his son and grandson standing behind him, wearing the robes of the Order of the Garter -- Picture by Toni Frissell / Lightroom Photos
  • CUBA Havana -- c.1950 -- Ernest Hemingway looks at his cat sitting near him on the table at the Finca Vigia, Cuba -- Picture by Lightroom PhotosCUBA Havana -- c.1950 -- Ernest Hemingway looks at his cat sitting near him on the table at the Finca Vigia, Cuba -- Picture by Lightroom Photos
  • JAPAN Nagasaki -- 08 Aug 1945 -- Out with a bang...A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over the Japanese port of Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped on the industrial centre, from a US Air Force  B-29 Superfortress-- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USAF ***NB Not retouched for dust or scratches. Best quality availableJAPAN Nagasaki -- 08 Aug 1945 -- Out with a bang...A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over the Japanese port of Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped on the industrial centre, from a US Air Force  B-29 Superfortress-- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USAF ***NB Not retouched for dust or scratches. Best quality available
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      Checked - 08/08/1945: JAPAN Nagasaki -- 08 Aug 1945 -- Out with a bang...A dense column of smoke rises more than 60,000 feet into the air over the Japanese port of Nagasaki, the result of an atomic bomb, the second ever used in warfare, dropped on the industrial centre, from a US Air Force B-29 Superfortress-- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USAF ***NB Not retouched for dust or scratches. Best quality available
      Credit: ©2006 TopFoto / Jon Mitchell
  • USA New York -- 14 Aug 1945 -- New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square -- Picture by Victor Jorgensen / Lightroom Photos / US NavyUSA New York -- 14 Aug 1945 -- New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square -- Picture by Victor Jorgensen / Lightroom Photos / US Navy
  • PACIFIC OCEAN Okinawa -- 10 May 1945 -- A US Marine dashes through Japanese machine gun fire while crossing a draw, called "Death Valley" by the men fighting there. The US Marines sustained more than 125 casualties in eight hours crossing this valley -- Picture by Bob Bailey / Lightroom Photos / USMCPACIFIC OCEAN Okinawa -- 10 May 1945 -- A US Marine dashes through Japanese machine gun fire while crossing a draw, called "Death Valley" by the men fighting there. The US Marines sustained more than 125 casualties in eight hours crossing this valley -- Picture by Bob Bailey / Lightroom Photos / USMC
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      OKINAWA, Japan - 10/05/1945: PACIFIC OCEAN Okinawa -- 10 May 1945 -- A US Marine dashes through Japanese machine gun fire while crossing a draw, called "Death Valley" by the men fighting there. The US Marines sustained more than 125 casualties in eight hours crossing this valley -- Picture by Bob Bailey / Lightroom Photos / USMC
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / TopFoto
  • PACIFIC OCEAN Marianas Islands -- Aug 1945 --  The ground crew of the B-29 "Enola Gay" which atom-bombed Hiroshima, Japan. Col Paul Tibbets, the pilot is the center. USAF photo -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USAF *NB Not retouched for blemishesPACIFIC OCEAN Marianas Islands -- Aug 1945 --  The ground crew of the B-29 "Enola Gay" which atom-bombed Hiroshima, Japan. Col Paul Tibbets, the pilot is the center. USAF photo -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USAF *NB Not retouched for blemishes
  • AUSTRIA Ebensee Concentration Camp -- 07 May 1945 --Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, as food was scarce, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division of the US Army -- Picture by A E Samuelson / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyAUSTRIA Ebensee Concentration Camp -- 07 May 1945 --Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, as food was scarce, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division of the US Army -- Picture by A E Samuelson / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      EBENSEE, Austria - 07/05/1945: AUSTRIA Ebensee Concentration Camp -- 07 May 1945 --Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, as food was scarce, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division of the US Army -- Picture by A E Samuelson / Lightroom Photos / US Army
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / TopFoto
  • GERMANY Wobbelin -- 04 May 1945 -- At the German concentration camp at Wobbelin, many inmates were found by the US Ninth Army in pitiful condition.  Here one of them breaks out in tears when he finds he is not leaving with the first group to the hospital. The Nazi regime sent millions to their deaths in various concentration camps across northern Europe, mostly Jews, Gypsies and others who opposed them -- Picture by Ralph Forney / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyGERMANY Wobbelin -- 04 May 1945 -- At the German concentration camp at Wobbelin, many inmates were found by the US Ninth Army in pitiful condition.  Here one of them breaks out in tears when he finds he is not leaving with the first group to the hospital. The Nazi regime sent millions to their deaths in various concentration camps across northern Europe, mostly Jews, Gypsies and others who opposed them -- Picture by Ralph Forney / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      Germany - 04/05/1945: GERMANY Wobbelin -- 04 May 1945 -- At the German concentration camp at Wobbelin, many inmates were found by the US Ninth Army in pitiful condition. Here one of them breaks out in tears when he finds he is not leaving with the first group to the hospital. The Nazi regime sent millions to their deaths in various concentration camps across northern Europe, mostly Jews, Gypsies and others who opposed them -- Picture by Ralph Forney / Lightroom Photos / US Army
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / TopFoto
  • GERMANY Cologne -- 24 April 1945 -- Cologne Cathedral stands undamaged while entire area surrounding it is completely devastated.  Railroad station and Hohenzollern Bridge lie damaged to the north and east of the cathedral -- Picture by Jack Clemmer/Lightroom Photos/US ArmyGERMANY Cologne -- 24 April 1945 -- Cologne Cathedral stands undamaged while entire area surrounding it is completely devastated.  Railroad station and Hohenzollern Bridge lie damaged to the north and east of the cathedral -- Picture by Jack Clemmer/Lightroom Photos/US Army
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      Germany - 24/04/1945: GERMANY Cologne -- 24 April 1945 -- Cologne Cathedral stands undamaged while entire area surrounding it is completely devastated. Railroad station and Hohenzollern Bridge lie damaged to the north and east of the cathedral -- Picture by Jack Clemmer/Lightroom Photos/US Army
  • GERMANY -- 14 Apr 1945 -- J-Accuse...A Russian slave labourer - among prisoners liberated by US Army 3rd Armored Division - points out fromer Nazi guard who brutally beat prisoners -- Picture by Harold M Roberts / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyGERMANY -- 14 Apr 1945 -- J-Accuse...A Russian slave labourer - among prisoners liberated by US Army 3rd Armored Division - points out fromer Nazi guard who brutally beat prisoners -- Picture by Harold M Roberts / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      Germany - 14/04/1945: GERMANY -- 14 Apr 1945 -- J-Accuse...A Russian slave labourer - among prisoners liberated by US Army 3rd Armored Division - points out fromer Nazi guard who brutally beat prisoners -- Picture by Harold M Roberts / Lightroom Photos / US Army
      Credit: Lightroom Photos / TopFoto
  • GERMANY Seigburg -- 13 Apr 1945 -- A German woman carrying a few possessions runs from burning building in Seigburg, Germany. The fire was started by Nazi saboteur -- Picture by Troy A Peters / Lightroom Photos / US NARAGERMANY Seigburg -- 13 Apr 1945 -- A German woman carrying a few possessions runs from burning building in Seigburg, Germany. The fire was started by Nazi saboteur -- Picture by Troy A Peters / Lightroom Photos / US NARA
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      SEIGBURG, Germany - 13/04/1945: GERMANY Seigburg -- 13 Apr 1945 -- A German woman carrying a few possessions runs from burning building in Seigburg, Germany. The fire was started by Nazi saboteur -- Picture by Troy A Peters / Lightroom Photos / US NARA
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  • BELGIUM St Vith to Houffalize Road -- 24 Jan 1945 --American soldiers of the 289th Infantry Regiment march along the snow-covered road on their way to cut off the St Vith-Houffalize road in Belgium during the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge -- Picture by Richard A Massenge / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyBELGIUM St Vith to Houffalize Road -- 24 Jan 1945 --American soldiers of the 289th Infantry Regiment march along the snow-covered road on their way to cut off the St Vith-Houffalize road in Belgium during the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge -- Picture by Richard A Massenge / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      Belgium - 24/01/1945: BELGIUM St Vith to Houffalize Road -- 24 Jan 1945 --American soldiers of the 289th Infantry Regiment march along the snow-covered road on their way to cut off the St Vith-Houffalize road in Belgium during the aftermath of the Battle of the Bulge -- Picture by Richard A Massenge / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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  • LUXEMBOURG Wiltz -- 14 Jan 1945 -- After holding a woodland position all night near Wiltz, Luxembourg, against German counter attack, three men of B Company, 101st Engineers, emerge for a rest. This counter-attack became known as the Battle of the Bulge and failed other than to buy time for the Nazi regime in Berlin which collapsed a few months later with the arrival of these and other forces in Berlin in April 1945 -- Picture by Gilbert / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyLUXEMBOURG Wiltz -- 14 Jan 1945 -- After holding a woodland position all night near Wiltz, Luxembourg, against German counter attack, three men of B Company, 101st Engineers, emerge for a rest. This counter-attack became known as the Battle of the Bulge and failed other than to buy time for the Nazi regime in Berlin which collapsed a few months later with the arrival of these and other forces in Berlin in April 1945 -- Picture by Gilbert / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      NEAR WILTZ, Luxembourg - 14/01/1945: LUXEMBOURG Wiltz -- 14 Jan 1945 -- After holding a woodland position all night near Wiltz, Luxembourg, against German counter attack, three men of B Company, 101st Engineers, emerge for a rest. This counter-attack became known as the Battle of the Bulge and failed other than to buy time for the Nazi regime in Berlin which collapsed a few months later with the arrival of these and other forces in Berlin in April 1945 -- Picture by Gilbert / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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  • GERMANY Geich -- 11 Dec 1944 -- With German shells screaming overhead, American Infantrymen seek shelter behind a tank. In the background can be seen the ruins of the town of Geich, Germany, which is still under heavy shelling. By April 1945, these and other Allied forces had liberated Germany and Europe from the Nazi dictatorship -- Picture by Roberts / Lightroom Photos / US ArmyGERMANY Geich -- 11 Dec 1944 -- With German shells screaming overhead, American Infantrymen seek shelter behind a tank. In the background can be seen the ruins of the town of Geich, Germany, which is still under heavy shelling. By April 1945, these and other Allied forces had liberated Germany and Europe from the Nazi dictatorship -- Picture by Roberts / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      GEICH, Germany - 11/12/1944: GERMANY Geich -- 11 Dec 1944 -- With German shells screaming overhead, American Infantrymen seek shelter behind a tank. In the background can be seen the ruins of the town of Geich, Germany, which is still under heavy shelling. By April 1945, these and other Allied forces had liberated Germany and Europe from the Nazi dictatorship -- Picture by Roberts / Lightroom Photos / US Army
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  • FRANCE -- 18 Nov 1944 -- Actress Marlene Dietrich visits with WAC's somewhere in France November 18, 1944. of her visits to the troops she said "There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them." -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US ArmyFRANCE -- 18 Nov 1944 -- Actress Marlene Dietrich visits with WAC's somewhere in France November 18, 1944. of her visits to the troops she said "There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them." -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
  • GERMANY Aachen -- Oct 1944 -- The endless procession of German prisoners captured with the fall of Aachen marching through the ruined city streets to captivity -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US ArmyGERMANY Aachen -- Oct 1944 -- The endless procession of German prisoners captured with the fall of Aachen marching through the ruined city streets to captivity -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
  • PHILIPPINES Leyte -- Oct 1944 -- Landing barges loaded with troops sweep toward the beaches of Leyte Island as American and Jap planes duel to the death overhead. Troops watch the drama being written in the skies as they approach the hellfire on the shore -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USCG *Best quality available, slightly fuzzyPHILIPPINES Leyte -- Oct 1944 -- Landing barges loaded with troops sweep toward the beaches of Leyte Island as American and Jap planes duel to the death overhead. Troops watch the drama being written in the skies as they approach the hellfire on the shore -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USCG *Best quality available, slightly fuzzy
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      UNKNOWN - 01/10/1944: PHILIPPINES Leyte -- Oct 1944 -- Landing barges loaded with troops sweep toward the beaches of Leyte Island as American and Jap planes duel to the death overhead. Troops watch the drama being written in the skies as they approach the hellfire on the shore -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / USCG *Best quality available, slightly fuzzy
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  • THE NETHERLANDS -- Sep 1944 -- Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army, known as Operation Market Garden. This gambit failed as an operation with many British, American and Polish paratroopers getting killed, wounded or captured. However, it may have had some use in confusing the German generals about other possible air invasion routes and kept deadly Panzer divisions away from other fronts and therefore aided the liberation of Europe -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US ArmyTHE NETHERLANDS -- Sep 1944 -- Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army, known as Operation Market Garden. This gambit failed as an operation with many British, American and Polish paratroopers getting killed, wounded or captured. However, it may have had some use in confusing the German generals about other possible air invasion routes and kept deadly Panzer divisions away from other fronts and therefore aided the liberation of Europe -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      Netherlands - 01/09/1944: THE NETHERLANDS -- Sep 1944 -- Parachutes open overhead as waves of paratroops land in Holland during operations by the 1st Allied Airborne Army, known as Operation Market Garden. This gambit failed as an operation with many British, American and Polish paratroopers getting killed, wounded or captured. However, it may have had some use in confusing the German generals about other possible air invasion routes and kept deadly Panzer divisions away from other fronts and therefore aided the liberation of Europe -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
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  • FRANCE Illy -- Sep 1944 -- "Finally, I got me a 'souvenir.'  Somehow the Jerries (slang for German forces) I got in my sights always seemed to have bad luck. Then one day in Illy, France, I spotted an officer inside a battered building and I yelled for him to come on out. He did."  Words of a US Army soldier during the offensive to liberate Europe from the Nazis in September 1944 -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US ArmyFRANCE Illy -- Sep 1944 -- "Finally, I got me a 'souvenir.'  Somehow the Jerries (slang for German forces) I got in my sights always seemed to have bad luck. Then one day in Illy, France, I spotted an officer inside a battered building and I yelled for him to come on out. He did."  Words of a US Army soldier during the offensive to liberate Europe from the Nazis in September 1944 -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
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      France - 01/09/1944: FRANCE Illy -- Sep 1944 -- "Finally, I got me a 'souvenir.' Somehow the Jerries (slang for German forces) I got in my sights always seemed to have bad luck. Then one day in Illy, France, I spotted an officer inside a battered building and I yelled for him to come on out. He did." Words of a US Army soldier during the offensive to liberate Europe from the Nazis in September 1944 -- Picture by Lightroom Photos / US Army
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