Unearthed World War II Pictures Show A Never-Before-Seen Side of History

British and African Soldiers

This image is not what you might think. Here, British and African soldiers who have joined forces hold up a Nazi flag after a successful operation and the defeat of the other side. In the background, the bulldozers are moving debris to clear paths in the rubble. What a powerful image for a very terrifying set of circumstances. These soldiers were so brave...

Up In the Skies

In April 1944, like a swarm of bees, the planes are launching from the USS Lexington (CV-16). They are leaving the flight deck, which is a place where planes land and take-off. These planes were about to head off toward New Guinea. Aircraft missions were essential to the winning of the war and the defeat of the German armies. Thankfully, these airplanes did their duty. 


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The More You Know

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Post originally appeared on Upbeat News.