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First contact... or the start of World War III? Amateur cameraman captures stunning glowing cloud in the skies over Russia

Lenticular cloud, Russia. Captured just at the right moment, when the sun is directly striking the bottom of the cloud and light is refracted through the top of the cloud. It gives an amazing two-tone effect. 'I just learned that this is a hydrogen bomb building a mushroom cloud. Destruction has its short moments of beauty too..'

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The ghost fleet of Chuuk Lagoon: World's biggest ship graveyard lies at site of WW2 battle where US crushed Japanese fleet

In the Second World War Chuuk Lagoon was Japan's main base in the South Pacific, but in 1944, American forces launched an attack and over a two day bombardment more than 60 warships ended up on the floor of the lagoon.

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Commander of the pacific fleet of the ussr viceadmiral yumashev and chief of…

HMS FORMIDABLE on fire after she was struck by a Kamikaze pilot off Okinawa on May 4, 1945. Formidable was part of the 1st Carrier Squadron and launched her planes repeatedly to bombard Japanese positions. Despite serious damage, Formidable remained under her own power and, o May 31, reached the Captain Cook Dock at the Garden Island Dockyard for repairs.

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Hell in the Pacific: Rare World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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Veterans of the Pacific war carrying home the ashes of the fallen, 1944

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B-25 Mitchell bomber of the 405th Bomb Squadron Green Dragons employing the skip-bombing technique against enemy shipping. Southwest Pacific 1944-45.

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THE DOOLITTLE TOKYO RAIDERS GICLÉE CANVAS .PROOF - Aces High..by Robert Taylor Media: Giclee' Size: 36 x 24 inches Release Date: 4/2012 Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the most audacious raid carried out in the Pacific during World War II – the famous ‘Doolittle raid.’ On the morning of April 18th, 1942, just four months following the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, sixteen Army Air Force B-25 bombers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle 16