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Certificate of Appreciation for Lady from Los Angeles, California, for her service as a war dog. The National WWII Museum, 2008.285

Certificate of Appreciation for Lady from Los Angeles, California, for her service as a war dog. The National WWII Museum, 2008.285

A World War Two Ration Book. Research for my historical romance Into The Unknown http://lornapeel.com/into-the-unknown

A World War Two Ration Book. Research for my historical romance Into The Unknown http://lornapeel.com/into-the-unknown

Juana Bormann (or Johana Borman)  was a prison guard at several Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and was executed as a war criminal at Hamelin, Germany after a trial in 1945. One of her favorite "games" was unleashing her starving shepherd dog on helpless prisoners -- hence her nickname "The woman with the dogs."

Juana Bormann (or Johana Borman) was a prison guard at several Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and was executed as a war criminal at Hamelin, Germany after a trial in 1945. One of her favorite "games" was unleashing her starving shepherd dog on helpless prisoners -- hence her nickname "The woman with the dogs."

Arriving U.S. Army Nurses are excitedly welcomed by nurses that had been internees at Santo Tomas for the past 3 years, Manila, Philippines, Feb. 1945 by John T Pilot, via Flickr

Arriving U.S. Army Nurses are excitedly welcomed by nurses that had been internees at Santo Tomas for the past 3 years, Manila, Philippines, Feb. 1945 by John T Pilot, via Flickr

Some of the 12,000 GIs and 64,000 Filipino soldiers who surrendered to the Japanese at Bataan - May 1942 via reddit

Some of the 12,000 GIs and 64,000 Filipino soldiers who surrendered to the Japanese at Bataan - May 1942 via reddit

Clyde Porter gives his dog Junior to Dogs for Defense. Most of the United States’ 20,000 war dogs were volunteered for service by their owners.  The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Collections: Focus On: Loyal Forces

Clyde Porter gives his dog Junior to Dogs for Defense. Most of the United States’ 20,000 war dogs were volunteered for service by their owners. The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Collections: Focus On: Loyal Forces

The Imperial Japanese Army expected rigid and unquestioning discipline from its soldiers. Here, six Japanese soldiers stand to attention for a photo taken by the Australian War Graves Commission survey party in October 1945. These men had been questioned over war crimes against POWs associated with the building of the infamous Thai-Burma railway.

The Imperial Japanese Army expected rigid and unquestioning discipline from its soldiers. Here, six Japanese soldiers stand to attention for a photo taken by the Australian War Graves Commission survey party in October 1945. These men had been questioned over war crimes against POWs associated with the building of the infamous Thai-Burma railway.

Nimitz plate from the collection of The National WWII Museum

Nimitz plate from the collection of The National WWII Museum

Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1985-083-10, Anschluss Österreich, Wien - Kurt Schuschnigg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1985-083-10, Anschluss Österreich, Wien - Kurt Schuschnigg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Colonel Sabodus, the mascot of an armored regiment in Italy.  The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Collections: Focus On: Loyal Forces

Colonel Sabodus, the mascot of an armored regiment in Italy. The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Collections: Focus On: Loyal Forces

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