World War II in Photos; After the War. Open (non-lecture) Thread
by huckfunn ( 28 Comments › )
Filed under History, Open thread, World War II at February 16th, 2013 - 8:00 am
My VFW Post Commander recently sent a link to some incredible photos of the aftermath of WWII. I’m quite a history buff but I had never seen these photos. The photo stream begins with the above picture of German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler being tied to a stake before his execution by firing squad. He was found guilty of ordering the execution of 15 captured American G.I.s in Italy. I feel reasonably sure that the murdered Americans didn’t have such a polite and proper execution. The other photos show the war’s devastation from Berlin to London to Hiroshima as well as the post war prosperity in the U.S. Photo #45 shows the surrender of the last warrior of WWII in 1974. The entire photo stream can be seen here.
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