Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919 York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York. by noreen
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noreen Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919 York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York.
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This is Sergeant Alvin C. York. Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I. He was only a Corporal when he led an attack on a German machine gun nest where he and his men took out 32 machine guns during the Argonne Offensive in October 1918. by noreen
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noreen This is Sergeant Alvin C. York. Born in 1887, York was a Pacifist who became one of the most decorated American soldiers to fight in World War I. He was only a Corporal when he led an attack on a German machine gun nest where he and his men took out 32 machine guns during the Argonne Offensive in October 1918.
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WWI French Croix de Guerre Medal with Palm (1914-1918 Type) Dark Ribbon Variant by noreen
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noreen WWI French Croix de Guerre Medal with Palm (1914-1918 Type) Dark Ribbon Variant
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Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle. by tammie
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tammie Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle.
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During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. by leola
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leola During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.
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Henry "Black Death" Johnson.  "By the time reinforcements arrived, Johnson had passed out from his wounds.  By daylight, the carnage was evident: Johnson had killed four Germans and wounded an estimated 10 to 20 more in a savage hand to hand combat while suffering 21 wounds himself in the fight. Henry Johnson had prevented the Germans from breaking through the French line.  He was the first American private to receive the Croix du Guerre, France’s highest military honor for extraordinary valor. by nona
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nona Henry "Black Death" Johnson. "By the time reinforcements arrived, Johnson had passed out from his wounds. By daylight, the carnage was evident: Johnson had killed four Germans and wounded an estimated 10 to 20 more in a savage hand to hand combat while suffering 21 wounds himself in the fight. Henry Johnson had prevented the Germans from breaking through the French line. He was the first American private to receive the Croix du Guerre, France’s highest military honor for extraordinary valor.
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On May 1, 1941, "Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles, premieres in New York City. by Gwendolyn Young
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Gwendolyn Young On May 1, 1941, "Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles, premieres in New York City.
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Francis Pegahmagabow was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I. Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Later in life, he served as chief and a councilor for the Wasauksing First Nation, and as an activist and leader in several First Nations organizations. by nona
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nona Francis Pegahmagabow was the First Nations soldier most highly decorated for bravery in Canadian military history and the most effective sniper of World War I. Three times awarded the Military Medal and seriously wounded, he was an expert marksman and scout, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing 300 more. Later in life, he served as chief and a councilor for the Wasauksing First Nation, and as an activist and leader in several First Nations organizations.
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Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division firing a 37mm gun during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, where American Soldiers fought their most difficult battle in World War I. by christine
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christine Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division firing a 37mm gun during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, where American Soldiers fought their most difficult battle in World War I.
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Back in the 1950’s, Bruce Mozert was capturing elaborate underwater scenes without the help of any digital means. After moving to New York in his early 20’s, Bruce decided to build his own underwater housing for his camera. by vladtodd
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vladtodd Back in the 1950’s, Bruce Mozert was capturing elaborate underwater scenes without the help of any digital means. After moving to New York in his early 20’s, Bruce decided to build his own underwater housing for his camera.
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Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman, United States Army helicopter pilot received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety. by lavonne
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lavonne Ed W. "Too Tall" Freeman, United States Army helicopter pilot received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War. During the battle, he flew through gunfire numerous times, bringing supplies to a trapped American battalion and flying dozens of wounded soldiers to safety.
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John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where  they have a small monument to him... by tammie
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tammie John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – February 19, 1945) was a United States Marine Gunnery Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II. He was the only enlisted Marine in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.- He lived in Raritan NJ where they have a small monument to him...
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Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Born: November 30, 1918 (age 94), American actor known for his starring roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I. by kelley
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kelley Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Born: November 30, 1918 (age 94), American actor known for his starring roles in the television series 77 Sunset Strip and The F.B.I.
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Bonnard in his studio 1941 by eve
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eve Bonnard in his studio 1941
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Reader, Flowers in Her Hair Henri Matisse - 1918-1919 by penny
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penny Reader, Flowers in Her Hair Henri Matisse - 1918-1919
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A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine. by danel
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danel A staff sergeant and his wife find each other after the horror of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. This photo appeared in the Dec. 19, 1941, edition of LIFE magazine.
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Lace design by Magarete Naumann, produced in 1918. by amber
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amber Lace design by Magarete Naumann, produced in 1918.
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Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions. by lavonne
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lavonne Bruce Perry Crandall (born February 17, 1933) is a retired US Army officer who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang. During the battle he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy fire to bring ammunition and supplies and evacuate the wounded. By the end of the Vietnam War, he had flown over 900 combat missions.
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Rip was a search and rescue dog who found one hundred victims of air raids in London between 1940 and 1941. He received the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945. by kris
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kris Rip was a search and rescue dog who found one hundred victims of air raids in London between 1940 and 1941. He received the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.
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Shifra (far left) and Dora (second from right) Reznik with friends in prewar times. The two Jewish women escaped the massacre of September 9, 1941, in which Germans and their Lithuanian collaborators killed 740 men, women, and children in fields outside the town. They survived in hiding until liberation, thanks to the help they received from their Muslim neighbors, Jonas and Felicija Radlinskas by kendra
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kendra Shifra (far left) and Dora (second from right) Reznik with friends in prewar times. The two Jewish women escaped the massacre of September 9, 1941, in which Germans and their Lithuanian collaborators killed 740 men, women, and children in fields outside the town. They survived in hiding until liberation, thanks to the help they received from their Muslim neighbors, Jonas and Felicija Radlinskas
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First Lieutenant John V. Power, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, World War II February 1, 1944. USS Power (DD-839) was named in his honor. #marinecorps #marines #usmc #heroes by glenda
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glenda First Lieutenant John V. Power, US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Namur Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, World War II February 1, 1944. USS Power (DD-839) was named in his honor. #marinecorps #marines #usmc #heroes
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Retired Captain William Swenson led troops through a 7-hour firefight to rescue and recover dozens of fallen comrades. He received the Medal of Honor, Tuesday at the White House.Rare helmet-camera video shot in Afghanistan by a Medevac helicopter crew during the Battle of Ganjal Gar shows Capt. Will Swenson braving enemy fire to help his friend, mortally wounded First Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook, onto the aircraft and giving him a kiss on the forehead. Loyalty. Compassion. Bravery. ♥ by lavonne
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lavonne Retired Captain William Swenson led troops through a 7-hour firefight to rescue and recover dozens of fallen comrades. He received the Medal of Honor, Tuesday at the White House.Rare helmet-camera video shot in Afghanistan by a Medevac helicopter crew during the Battle of Ganjal Gar shows Capt. Will Swenson braving enemy fire to help his friend, mortally wounded First Sgt. Kenneth Westbrook, onto the aircraft and giving him a kiss on the forehead. Loyalty. Compassion. Bravery. ♥
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Battle of the Bulge Offensive by chasity
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chasity Battle of the Bulge Offensive
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Battle of Britain; 1941 by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 Battle of Britain; 1941
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Battle of Britain, 1941 by jayne
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jayne Battle of Britain, 1941
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Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by Germans, 1941 by rhea
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rhea Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by Germans, 1941
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Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by Germans, 1941 by rhea
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rhea Yakov Dzhugashvili captured by Germans, 1941
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Milton Lee Olive, III (November 7, 1946 – October 22, 1965) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War. by tammie
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tammie Milton Lee Olive, III (November 7, 1946 – October 22, 1965) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of America's highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor — for his actions in the Vietnam War. At the age of 18, Olive sacrificed his life to save others by smothering a live grenade. He was the first African American Medal of Honor recipient of the Vietnam War.
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After capturing and killing Guevara (Marxist revolutionary), the Bolivian army showed this photograph to prove that he was dead. His death dealt a blow to the socialist revolutionary movement in Latin America and the Third World. by katherine
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katherine After capturing and killing Guevara (Marxist revolutionary), the Bolivian army showed this photograph to prove that he was dead. His death dealt a blow to the socialist revolutionary movement in Latin America and the Third World.
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German soldiers killed in the Battle of Moscow. December 1941. by randi
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randi German soldiers killed in the Battle of Moscow. December 1941.
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Yasha Dzhugashvili (center), Stalin's son from his first marriage, is seen here after he surrendered to the Germans in 1941. Recently released Russian documents suggest that Yasha was written off by his father because of his surrender. Yasha later committed suicide by falling on the electrified fence of the Sachsenhausen  concentration camp in April 1943. by amandawest
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amandawest Yasha Dzhugashvili (center), Stalin's son from his first marriage, is seen here after he surrendered to the Germans in 1941. Recently released Russian documents suggest that Yasha was written off by his father because of his surrender. Yasha later committed suicide by falling on the electrified fence of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1943.
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