thevintagethimble:

WWII Hairstyles
A collection of WWII photographs, depicting some Of the hairstyles of the time, like the victory Rolls, the lifted and the swoops hairstyles. Most of these woman pictured here, were either in the services, the Land Army, WVS, working in factories or part of the home front. A rather inspiring gaggle of girls with gorgeous locks.

bag-of-dirt:

Portrait of a teenage German soldier of the 4th SS Panzergrenadier Regiment Der Führer after being taken as a POW by the U.S. 3rd Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Near St. Vith, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 23 December 1944.

bag-of-dirt:

Portrait of a teenage German soldier of the 4th SS Panzergrenadier Regiment Der Führer after being taken as a POW by the U.S. 3rd Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Near St. Vith, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium. 23 December 1944.

greatestgeneration:

Soldiers cheered when Rita Hayworth, film star, was found again in a trunk, after Orson Welles, director-magician, had tied her in ropes and caused her to vanish on August 9, 1943 in Hollywood. (AP Photo)

greatestgeneration:

Soldiers cheered when Rita Hayworth, film star, was found again in a trunk, after Orson Welles, director-magician, had tied her in ropes and caused her to vanish on August 9, 1943 in Hollywood. (AP Photo)

tetrismusic:

Baldur von Schirach, don’t know what year.

1945/1946 Nuremberg Trials.

tetrismusic:

Baldur von Schirach, don’t know what year.

1945/1946 Nuremberg Trials.
bag-of-dirt:

Italian Resistance fighters associated with the liberal socialist Italian Action Party (Italian: Partito d’Azione) participate in the liberation of Milan from Axis occupation. Milan, Lombardy, Italy. April 1945.

bag-of-dirt:

Italian Resistance fighters associated with the liberal socialist Italian Action Party (Italian: Partito d’Azione) participate in the liberation of Milan from Axis occupation. Milan, Lombardy, Italy. April 1945.

operationbarbarossa:

A U.S. soldier in Saint-Sauveur-Le-Vicomte, France - 16 June 1944
Photo by Robert Capa

operationbarbarossa:

A U.S. soldier in Saint-Sauveur-Le-Vicomte, France - 16 June 1944

Photo by Robert Capa

peerintothepast:

U.S. Army soldiers talking to the only French girl left in Cerisy-la-salle, France after the Allied invasion of Normandy. July 25, 1944

peerintothepast:

U.S. Army soldiers talking to the only French girl left in Cerisy-la-salle, France after the Allied invasion of Normandy. July 25, 1944

life:

In February, 1943, LIFE magazine published a series of photographs from Guadalcanal — the largest of the Solomon Islands and the site of the Allies’ first, pivotal offensive in the Pacific during World War II.
One of those pictures, made by a 25-year-old LIFE photographer named Ralph Morse, instantly struck a nerve with the magazine’s millions of readers and today, seven decades later, remains one of the most unsettling images to emerge from any war, anywhere. Morse’s picture (the first in this gallery) of a severed Japanese soldier’s head impaled on a tank captures more graphically and immediately than volumes of words ever could the relentless and often casual barbarity of war. The caption that ran in LIFE:

A Japanese soldier’s skull is propped up on a burned-out Jap [sic] tank by U.S. troops. Fire destroyed the rest of the corpse.

Morse, however, remembers it a bit differently. Here, the story behind the photograph.

life:

In February, 1943, LIFE magazine published a series of photographs from Guadalcanal — the largest of the Solomon Islands and the site of the Allies’ first, pivotal offensive in the Pacific during World War II.

One of those pictures, made by a 25-year-old LIFE photographer named Ralph Morse, instantly struck a nerve with the magazine’s millions of readers and today, seven decades later, remains one of the most unsettling images to emerge from any war, anywhere. Morse’s picture (the first in this gallery) of a severed Japanese soldier’s head impaled on a tank captures more graphically and immediately than volumes of words ever could the relentless and often casual barbarity of war. The caption that ran in LIFE:

A Japanese soldier’s skull is propped up on a burned-out Jap [sic] tank by U.S. troops. Fire destroyed the rest of the corpse.

Morse, however, remembers it a bit differently. Here, the story behind the photograph.

anti-faschismus:

Lodz, Poland, A Jewish girl looking through the fence, in the Krawiecka prison. (x)

anti-faschismus:

Lodz, Poland, A Jewish girl looking through the fence, in the Krawiecka prison. (x)
ifveniceissinking:

WWII Silk Maps Blouse made from a military surplus silk map. Often called ‘escape maps’, these were made for airmen in case they were shot down over enemy territory. Silk was warm, durable, resisted creasing, and could be concealed under clothing. Pectin added to the ink kept the dyes from running or washing out when immersed in water, even sea water. After the war the maps were applied to various uses, including blouses and headscarves.

ifveniceissinking:

WWII Silk Maps
Blouse made from a military surplus silk map. Often called ‘escape maps’, these were made for airmen in case they were shot down over enemy territory. Silk was warm, durable, resisted creasing, and could be concealed under clothing. Pectin added to the ink kept the dyes from running or washing out when immersed in water, even sea water. After the war the maps were applied to various uses, including blouses and headscarves.

When I’m famous I’ll make sure that nothing happens to you.