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This is one of our favorite WWII photos. Taken in 1945, it shows thousands of troops pulling in to NY Harbor aboard the Queen Elizabeth. If this was 2016, there would be thousands of family members there waiting, but back in 1945, train travel was expensive and arrival ships (and dates) often changed. So after they got off the boat, they'd get a train ticket then go to Western Union to send a "I'm back - see you Tuesday!" telegram.

This is one of our favorite WWII photos. Taken in 1945, it shows thousands of troops pulling in to NY Harbor aboard the Queen Elizabeth. If this was 2016, there would be thousands of family members there waiting, but back in 1945, train travel was expensive and arrival ships (and dates) often changed. So after they got off the boat, they'd get a train ticket then go to Western Union to send a "I'm back - see you Tuesday!" telegram.

A German and a British soldier share cigarettes during the Christmas Truce of 1914.  “The Germans opposite us were awfully decent fellows – Saxons, intelligent, respectable-looking men. I had a quite decent talk with three or four and have two names and addresses in my notebook. […] After our talk I really think a lot of our newspaper reports must be horribly exaggerated.” -Fraternization Between the Lines, New York Times, 31 December 1914.

A German and a British soldier share cigarettes during the Christmas Truce of 1914. “The Germans opposite us were awfully decent fellows – Saxons, intelligent, respectable-looking men. I had a quite decent talk with three or four and have two names and addresses in my notebook. […] After our talk I really think a lot of our newspaper reports must be horribly exaggerated.” -Fraternization Between the Lines, New York Times, 31 December 1914.

World War 2 Berlin This is an amphibious Volkswagen, commonly called Schwimwagons. Only about 12.500 were built. Almost all production went to German SS Divisions (Reconnaissance primarily)

World War 2 Berlin This is an amphibious Volkswagen, commonly called Schwimwagons. Only about 12.500 were built. Almost all production went to German SS Divisions (Reconnaissance primarily)

what's killing me looking at this picture, however old it is... it could be one of my sons, & poor soul is somebody's boy...

what's killing me looking at this picture, however old it is... it could be one of my sons, & poor soul is somebody's boy...

Noone who sees the photo soon forgets it: A small boy, about 3 years old, dressed in a child-sized Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, reaches out to touch his reflection in a riot shield as the African-American trooper holding the shield looks down at him. It was a fleeting moment away from the main action during a Barrow County Ku Klux Klan group’s rally on Sept. 5, 1992, in downtown Gainesville, and just before the little boy’s mother pulled him away. (Photo: Todd Robertson)

Noone who sees the photo soon forgets it: A small boy, about 3 years old, dressed in a child-sized Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, reaches out to touch his reflection in a riot shield as the African-American trooper holding the shield looks down at him. It was a fleeting moment away from the main action during a Barrow County Ku Klux Klan group’s rally on Sept. 5, 1992, in downtown Gainesville, and just before the little boy’s mother pulled him away. (Photo: Todd Robertson)

Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand; at the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, Sept.-Oct., 1862.

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Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand; at the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, Sept.-Oct., 1862.

Girls in a west Berlin street chat with their grandparents in the eastern zone, August 14, 1961 :: from Berlin. Portrait of a City.

Girls in a west Berlin street chat with their grandparents in the eastern zone, August 14, 1961 :: from Berlin. Portrait of a City.

German soldiers, in an American prison, forced to watch a film of German concentration camp.

These 18 Rare Photos From The Past Will Make You Question History. #9 Is INSANE!

German soldiers, in an American prison, forced to watch a film of German concentration camp.

Czech citizens having to greet invading German troops, October 1938. This photo just haunts me.

Czech citizens having to greet invading German troops, October 1938. This photo just haunts me.

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, flour mills of the 30s started using flowered fabric for their sacks, 1939

Chaplain John McNamara of Boston administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam Nov. 4, 1965. She was covering a U.S. Marine unit on a combat operation near Chu Lai when she was seriously wounded, along with 4 Marines, by an exploding mine. She was the first female war reporter to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Her body was repatriated with an honor guard consisting of 6 Marines. AP Photo by Henri Huet

Chaplain John McNamara of Boston administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam Nov. 4, 1965. She was covering a U.S. Marine unit on a combat operation near Chu Lai when she was seriously wounded, along with 4 Marines, by an exploding mine. She was the first female war reporter to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Her body was repatriated with an honor guard consisting of 6 Marines. AP Photo by Henri Huet

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