Australian soldiers move through thick mud shortly after repelling a Japanese invasion force. The Australians were the first Allied nation to decisively defeat the Japanese on land in the Pacific theatre. Milne Bay, Territory of Papua (now Papua New Guinea). 1st of October 1942.
An American M4 Sherman medium tank passes through town. Gladbach, Germany. 1st of March 1945.
Soviet General Pavel Rotmistrov stands by a T-34 medium tank. Soviet Union. 1943.
Armorers load rockets to the wing of an American F4U Corsair fighter-bombers. Okinawa, Japan. June 1945.
German soldiers fire an 88mm anti-aircraft gun. North Africa. 1943.
British monarch King George VI (center left in Royal Navy uniform) and American President Harry Truman (center in suit) aboard the British battleship HMS Renown. Plymouth, England. 2nd of August 1945.
King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland returns the salute of American sailors aboard the US heavy cruiser USS Augusta. Plymouth, England. 2nd of August 1945.
A German prisoner of war is marched into captivity by a Soviet soldier. Stalingrad, Soviet Union (now Volgograd, Russian Federation). January 1943.
The American aircraft carrier USS Lexington is rocked by an explosion caused by the detonation of torpedoes in the hangar. The carrier had been struck by Japanese bombs earlier in the morning and burned throughout the day. It was eventually sunk by torpedoes from the destroyer USS Phelps after the crew had abandoned ship. Coral Sea, Pacific Ocean. 8th of May 1942.
The stricken American aircraft carrier USS Lexington burns after being hit by bombs from Japanese aircraft. Coral Sea, Pacific Ocean. 8th of May 1942.