18 Striking Photos That Show The True And Ugly Face Of WWII

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We learn history to take lessons from our past mistakes and not to repeat them. But on the other hand, history also repeats itself. There was World War I, and then II, and now we are all scared of the possibility of a third one. 

Blood, destruction, agony... Here are 18 of the most striking photos from WWII, the most deadly war history has ever witnessed:

1. A civil vehicle and its driver, which was riddled with shrapnel following an artillery shooting during the Pearl Harbor attack

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2. The wounded German soldier in a desert in Egypt and the guard waiting with him for help to arrive

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3. A photo of a Warsaw ghetto that was completely destroyed by Nazis... Around 300 thousand Jews lost their lives in this area.

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4. December 27th, 1944: Some members of Hitler Youth are learning about how to operate a machine gun.

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5. March 3rd, 1939: Some mothers are trying out the new masks against poisonous gas attacks, designed specifically for babies.

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6. 1945, Tokyo: A whole neighborhood wiped out after an incendiary bomb

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7. 1945, Germany: The reaction of a young German man who was captured by USA forces

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8. September 1939, Poland: The 10-year old girl crying over the body of her younger sister, who was killed by SS forces when she went to the field to collect some potatoes.

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9. The dead body of a USA soldier shot by a German sniper. He didn't let go off his weapon and bomb even in his last moment.

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10. April 1945, Germany: Fighter jets that couldn't be fully completed in a plane factory

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11. September 14, 1945, Buchenwald: A Russian prisoner in one of the concentration camps that were being evacuated exposing a guard that treated the prisoners very badly

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12. Connecticut, ABD: A woman examining the bullets to be used in the attacks, posing next to the photo of her husband, who was in the war in Europe

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13. The wall of a gas room in Auschwitz...

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14. January, 1943, Stalingrad: Russian soldiers taking cover in their camouflage in snow piles

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15. A German soldier eating the canned food of a probably dead USA soldier

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16. June,1944, Normandy: Two children looking over the area on a hill of the invasion that changed the course of the war

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17. 1941, Amsterdam: Anne Frank's last photo

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The 15-year old girl died of typhoid in a concentration camp after being captured by Nazis... The journals she kept until her capture made her one of the most well known icons of WWII.

18. 1942: Orphans that were sent to a concentration camp in German-occupied Russia

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The sign says: "Anyone who comes close to the wire netting or tries to talk to the prisoners will be shot." If you can call them 'prisoners'...

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