Fighting for almost 30 years after the end of WW2, Japanese officer Hiroo Onoda finally surrenders in 1974

In March of 1974, 29 years after the official end of World War Two, Hiroo Onoda walks out of the jungle on Lubang Island in the Philippines, where he was finally relieved of duty. [991x740]

In March of some 29 years after the official end of World War II, Hiroo Onoda, a former Japanese Army intelligence officer, walks out of the jungle of Lubang Island in the Philippines

German soldiers, date unknown.  The reality of War.  Many soldiers on both sides were little more than kids.  Thrown into uniform and given scant training, they were forced to endure combat and conditions that eventually broke even the hardest of the hard-hearted.  They also died in droves. Just because they fought for Germany didn't necessarily mean they were Nazis or held Nazi views.

A young German boy soldier crying in fear while being yelled at by an officer during World War II.

"1755 Doll" with costume by A. Reichert, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. This dress is inspired by "Manon Lescaut", a novel published in 1731 by Antoine Francoise Prevost which typifies the lyrical emotion of rococo literature, and which inspired several stage productions (including a ballet and operas by Massenet and Puccini).

“Manon Lescaut” or Doll”, one of the The Gratitude Train fashion dolls maker: A. Reichert (French) Designer: Blondell Date: 1949 This design by the furriers Blondell is credited as being a.

"1787 Doll" with costume by Mendel / Rose Valois, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. This dress was inspired by Philibert-Louis Debucourt's painting "La Promenade au Palais Royal." Debucourt (1755-1832) was a French printmaker and social satirist known for his depictions of French society. "La Promenade au Palais Royal" caricatures the indulgent and frivolous nature of French society including prostitutes and other undesirables leading up to the French Revolution.

Doll” from the Gratitude Train Mendel 1949 “ Philibert-Louis Debucourt’s painting “La Promenade au Palais Royal” was the inspiration for this doll by Mendel.

"Peace Rose" is classified as a yellow rose.  An older rose that I have loved since it first came out.  Has a wonderful scent, too.

Peace Hybrid Tea Rose Rich sunset tones, sweet fragrance, and perfect form combine to make this the most beloved Rose of recent generations!

The woman plans everything. Seriously. Everything. She is a genius! JK, you are one of my favorite people.

Victoire was born on May 2 - the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts; there is sooooo much detail!

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Doll" Marcelle Chaumont (French) Design House: Caroline Reboux (French, active Designer: Georgel Date: 1949 Culture: French Medium: metal, plaster, hair, silk

Hitler's death as reported by the 2 May 1945 issue of US Army magazine Stars and Stripes.

[Photo] Hitler's death as reported by the 2 May 1945 issue of US Army magazine Stars and Stripes

April 1945 – Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide (Front page of the U. Armed Forces newspaper, Stars and Stripes, 2 May For all those NRA members who fear Hitler will take your guns? Here's your news flash.

"1884 Doll" with costume by Nina Ricci, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train.

Doll" Nina Ricci (French, Designer: Claude Saint-Cyr (French, Designer: Roger Charbonnier Date: 1949 Culture: Fr.

"1800 Doll"  Raphael  (Italian)  Designer: Simone Gange Designer: Casale (French) Designer: Fernand Aubry (French) Date: 1949 Culture: French Medium: metal, plaster, hair, silk, metallic, feather Dimensions: 29 x 13 in. (73.7 x 33 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Syndicat de la Couture de Paris, 1949

Doll"Raphael (Italian) Designer: Simone Gange Designer: Casale (French) Designer: Fernand Aubry (French) Date: 1949 Accession Number: “ The unique design of the fashion doll,.

"1870 Doll" with costume by the House of Balenciaga, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. This dress was inspired by one made for Princess Metternich, a great patron of the arts who was responsible for introducing Charles Frederick Worth to the Empress Eugenie, his greatest client.

Doll" House of Balenciaga (French, founded Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, Designer: Villamor Date: 1949 Culture: French

Hard to believe....Berlin 1945 Not sure why hard to believe. When you destroy as they did, it will come back at you with a vengeance.

An aerial view of Berlin in ruins, looking east from the Brandenburg Gate toward Unter den Linden

Claus von Stauffenberg, the man who tried to kill Hitler on 20 July 1944. Acted by Tom Cruise in Valkry

Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, German aristocrat, army officer, and architect of the failed Valkyrie plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler (c.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - "1878 Doll", House of Lanvin, 1949, French. This was a fashion doll given by France to America in thanks for American donations of relief packages after the end of WW2.

Doll" House of Lanvin (French, founded Designer: Marie-Blanche di Pietro (French, Date: 1949 Culture: French. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Eastern Front, fall 1941 after the late jump off date for Operation Barbarossa, where Germany made a huge push into the Soviet Union. Had the mad trench Corporal not handcuffed the brightest Generals of modern times, Germany would have pushed a corridor to Moscow, removed Stalin and ended the war on the Eastern front at a rapid rate of speed, saving millions of lives.

Eastern Front, fall 1941 after the late jump off date for Operation Barbarossa, where Germany made a huge push into the Soviet Union. Had the mad trench Corporal not handcuffed the brightest Generals of modern times, Germany would have pushed a corridor to Moscow, removed Stalin and ended the war on the Eastern front at a rapid rate of speed, saving millions of lives.

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