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Tulagi Island prior to allied invasion - Summer 1942 - Related Files

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Summer Palace, Beijing

Summer Palace, Beijing

The summer palace covers 2.9 square kilometers (3/4 water). the history of the complex starts in 1750 (under emperor Qianlong); and it suffered two major attacks: during the Anglo-French allied invasion of 1860 and during the Boxer Rebellion, in an attack by the eight allied powers in 1900. It was rebuilt two times. The name "summer palace" was given in 1888 because it served Empress Dowager Ci...
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Tanambogo and Gavutu Seaplane Base, Solomon Islands - April 1942

Tanambogo and Gavutu Seaplane Base, Solomon Islands - April 1942

Fine-screen halftone reproduction of an annotated vertical aerial photograph, apparently prepared on 17 April 1942, while the base was still in use by the Royal Australian Air Force. Seized by the Japanese in early May, these islands were captured by U.S. Marines on 7-8 August 1942.
The small island in the upper right center is Gaomi.

The original photograph came from the ...
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Battery Merville, France

Battery Merville, France

The Merville Gun Battery was a gun battery in Normandy, France as part of the Nazi's Atlantic wall built to defend continental Europe from Allied invasion.

It was put out of action on D-Day in the Allied invasion of Normandy codenamed Operation Overlord. It was captured by D company of the Oxs and Bucks, a part of the British 6th Airborne Division.
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WWII Japan Invasion Plan (overlay)

WWII Japan Invasion Plan (overlay)

This map shows the allied plan for the invasion of Japan.
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German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord - Part 3

German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord - Part 3

RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942.

Köln was a German light cruiser prior to and during World War II, one of three K-Class cruisers named after cities starting with the letter K. This ship was named after the city of Köln (Cologne). The others in her class were the Königsberg and the Karlsruhe. The K-class ...
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German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord

German Light Cruiser Koeln moored in a Norwegian Fjord

RAF reconnaissance photo showing Köln moored in the Fćtten Fjord northeast of Trondheim, Norway, 19 Jul 1942, photo 1 of 3.

Köln was a German light cruiser prior to and during World War II, one of three K-Class cruisers named after cities starting with the letter K. This ship was named after the city of Köln (Cologne). The others in her class were the Königsberg and the Karlsruhe...
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Utah Beach Aerial Photographs

Utah Beach Aerial Photographs

Utah Beach was the codename for the right flank or westernmost of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, as part of Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. Utah was added to the invasion plan toward the end of the planning stages, when more landing craft became available.
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Dieppe (Overlay)

Dieppe (Overlay)

An aerial reconnaissance picture of Dieppe, France, from June 30th 1942, made from an altitude of 25,000 ft.

On August 19, 1942, during the Second World War, it was the site of the Dieppe Raid, a bloody landing by Allied soldiers, mainly Canadian.
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Borgo Airfield - Home of the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group in August 1944

Borgo Airfield - Home of the 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group in August 1944

Borgo Airfield around the time of D-Day Southern France- August 15, 1944.

3rd Photo Reconnaissance Group

Constituted as 3rd Photographic Group on 9 Jun 1942 and activated on 20 Jun. Redesignated 3rd Photographic Reconnaissance and Mapping Group in May 1943, 3rd Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) in Nov 1943, and 3rd Reconnaissance Group in May 1945. Moved, via Eng...
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Normandy D-Day Allied Assault Beaches (Jun 1944)

Normandy D-Day Allied Assault Beaches (Jun 1944)

Viewed from the north along the invasion route.
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Camden Aerodrome 3. Sept 1942, New South Wales, Australia

Camden Aerodrome 3. Sept 1942, New South Wales, Australia

A private airstrip prior to World War II, the Camden airfield hosted Nos 4, 15, 21, 32 and 78 Squadrons at various stages during the war, in addition to the Central Flying School between 1940 and 1942, and a British transport unit, RAF No 243 Squadron, during the latter part of World War II. By 1946, the airfield had been returned to its civil status.
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Herdla Luftwaffe airfield summer 1943

Herdla Luftwaffe airfield summer 1943

During the Second World War, all of Herdla was in effect a military base for the German Luftwaffe. The flat area "Herdlevalen" was considered a good place for an airport. The air base at Herdla was important to defend the west coast of Norway against Allied attacks. Many fortifications were built to hinder possibly invading forces. All civilians had to leave the island. In 1945 they c...
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