28 Rare Photos From World War II That You’ve Never Seen Before

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Many historians agree that World War II was a storm of advancing technology, complex politics and an insatiable thirst for power. No doubt that it was recorded more accurately and frequently than World War I, so there are still thousands of images out there you’ve probably not seen before. Here are 28 of them!

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1. The people of Leningrad gathered around a SC-1000 bomb, which was blown up by Germans but did not explode. (1943)

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2. Picture taken inside Hitler's bunker by allied soldiers - Berlin, May 1945.

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3. A French caricature from the war years: Ankara Ambassador Von Papen: "Dear Hitler, I will not buy you that toy.”

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Hitler tried to pull them to Germany’s side, but Turkey refused to take sides during the WWII.

4. The gigantic German war ship “Bismarck” that was sunk in the North Atlantic on May 27, 1941.

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In fact, Bismarck was not sunk directly by the allies, but after the intense damage he had, it was sunk by the Germans. Bismarck had almost 2,000 crew members.

5. A depiction of the German tanks and pawns near Leningrad - February 1943.

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6. The Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier "Akagi" - 1941.

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7. An image showing the armed forces of different countries during the war.

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8. Reichsmarschall Goering, the former commander-in-chief of the German Airforce "Luftwaffe” was arrested during the Nuremberg hearings - 1946.

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9. Rumor has it that Stalin smoked a pipe to maintain his public image, but normally he used to smoke only cigarettes.

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10. Nazi flag waving over Deutsche Bank in Bankalar Caddesi in Karaköy, Istanbul. 1942.

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11. A propaganda poster showing Hitler feeding squirrels: "The Führer loves animals before anything else!”

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12. A German Youth Hunting Association Badge (D.J) in silvered tombac.

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13. An American soldier from Company B, 68th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division, engages German snipers entrenched in a spire of the church of Saint-Michel. Alsace, France. February 6 1945.

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14. General Heinz Guderian heading to the Eastern Front. - 1943.

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15. A German soldier trying to help the French soldier he shot a few seconds before the Battle of France - June 1940.

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16. Then and now

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17. The 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking Ring

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18. Famous snipers of The Red Army, Sergeant Roza Shanina and Astacus Maksimovna Ekimov - 1943.

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19. The victory parade of the German Wehrmacht at Paris in 1940.

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20. When all was going well...

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21. German woman who was humiliated because she had an affair with a Polish man: “I was dismissed from society! "- Altenburg, Germany, 1942.

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22. German soldier posing with the first modern infantry rifle in history, the StG-44 and Zielgerät 1229. 1945.

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23. The photo taken by Walter Frentz when Adolf Hitler was told that France would surrender - June 17, 1940.

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24. Pistol training of Waffen-SS soldiers.

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25. During the war, the United States produced the same amount of weaponry in a week that Italy could manufacture in a year.

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26. American soldiers posing with a Mercedes 540K that belonged to Luftwaffe Commander-in-Chief Hermann Göring. 1945.

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27. Stalingrad/Volgograd, then and now.

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28. Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels in Charlottenburg Palace. Berlin, 1939.

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