Historical Images

B25 Wreck at Airplane Graveyard Kwajalein (Credits: Brandi Mueller for Argunners)

Plane Graveyard of World War II in Kwajalein Atoll (2)

Brandi Mueller, a Merchant Mariner licensed by the U.S. Coastguard, captured incredible photos of over 150 Allied WWII aircraft now lying 130 feet under the Pacific Ocean near the Marshall Islands, more specific Kwajalein Atoll, Roi-Namur. Kwajalein Atoll is an incredible diving site but also an restricted military base. In a perfectly executed World War …

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Three US infantrymen advance at a crouching run using a Bocage hedgerow and embankment as cover. This picture shows to advantage the close nature of fighting in Normandy bocage country where the Germans became adept at digging into these hedgerows turning each field into a potential ambush. June/July 1944.

Stunning Normandy 1944 Photographs brought in Color

World War 2 comes alive when following stunning black and white photographs from Operation Overlord, Normandy 1944, are colorized and depict the true colors of Happiness, Horror and Fatigue of the Second World War. The following featured photographs, colorized by Dave Ford, Doug Banks, Gisele Nash, Jordan Lloyd, Paul Kerestes, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in …

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On 18 December 1944, very early in the morning, the American “14th Cavalry Group” had gotten in an ambush of the German Kampfgruppe Hansen on the road between Poteau and Recht. This are photographs taken after the action along the wreckage on the road.

Wacht am Rhein: Battle of the Bulge in Images

The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), also known as Unternehmen: Wacht am Rhein, was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied …

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Unseen Horror Pictures of Bergen-Belsen after Liberation

Unseen Horror Pictures of Bergen-Belsen after Liberation

Bergen-Belsen (or Belsen) was a concentration camp in what is today Lower Saxony in northern Germany, southwest of the town of Bergen near Celle. Originally established as a prisoner of war camp, in 1943, parts of it became a concentration camp. Initially, this was an “exchange camp”, where Jewish hostages were held with the intention …

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Colorized WWII Photos make Allied Troops come to life

The following featured photographs, colorized by Allan White, Benjamin Thomas, Doug Banks, Jared Enos, Johhny Sirlande, Tom Thounaojam, Olga Shirnina, Paul Reynolds and Royston Leonard, capture in vivid detail the Allied Troops on the battlefields of World War II. Their photos are also featured among the hundreds of colored photos on the WW1 Colourised Photos and WW2 Colourised Photos Editor’s …

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KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944

Iron Grave: KO & Wrecked Panzers in Normandy 1944 Beneath are a selection of photographs from KO’d and destroyed Tanks (“Panzers”) from the German armed forces during the Normandy campaign in 1944. “And if we are abandoned by treacherous luck, And if we don’t return home again, If death’s bullet finds us, and fate calls us away, yes, …

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First Invasion Then Liberation: Norway in 1945

The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940 after German forces invaded the neutral Scandinavian country of Norway. It ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Throughout this period, Norway was continuously occupied by the Wehrmacht. Civil rule was effectively assumed by the Reichskommissariat Norwegen (Reich Commissariat of …

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WWII Now & Then – Dijon, France 70 years later

Past summer, Pierre Mazille found a collection of photographs from World War 2 of his hometown Dijon, France. As a photo project, he decided to reshoot the pictures to show what the places look like today, 70 years later. Argunners was given permission by Pierre Mazille to publish his Now & Then pictures. Let this …

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