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JAN  31 1945 The Execution of Private Eddie D. Slovik - See more at: http://ww2today.com Soldiers of the 28th Infantry Division parade down the Champs-Élysées in Paris on August 29, 1944. The division was the first American division to enter the capital after its liberation. The 28th is the oldest Division in the US military and is known as the 'Iron Division'.

After the liberation of Paris ~ Soldiers of Pennsylvania's Twenty-eighth Infantry Division march along the Champs-Elysees, with the Arc de Triomphe in the background ~ August (AP Photo/Peter J.

French soldiers stand beside one of Hitler's Mercedes near the Berghof at Berchtesgaden.

- Berchtesgaden, Germany: French soldiers stand beside one of Hitler's Mercedes near the Berghof.

American soldiers race across a dirt road, which is under enemy fire, near St. Lo, in Normandy, France, on July 25, 1944. Others crouch in the ditch before making the crossing. AP Photo

American soldiers race across a dirt road, which is under enemy fire, near Saint-Lo, july Others crouch in the ditch before making the crossing.

Peace Day Normandy Installation. 9000 silhouettes made on the D-Day beaches to commemorate the fallen soldiers.

June the anniversary of D-D (Normandy) during [Normandy Installation. 9000 silhouettes made on the D-Day beaches to commemorate the fallen soldiers; this art installation was made on Peace Day.

being liberated from a Nazi concentration camp 1945

aww, God bless them. pinner writes: When troops liberated the concentration camps they were unprepared for what they encountered. soldier holds a victim of Nazi terror sobbing in relief of his liberation.

American soldiers receive doughnuts from a Red Cross worker in the streets of Aachen, Germany in October,1944

American soldiers receive doughnuts from a Red Cross worker in the streets of Aachen, Germany in October 1944

World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome | LIFE.com. American soldiers march up the Apian Way in their drive onto Rome.

World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome

American soldiers march up the Appian Way during the drive towards Rome, WWII Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

The Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri on September 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay.

The end of World War II - General Douglas MacArthur watches as representatives of Japan stand aboard the USS Missouri prior to signing of the Instrument of Surrender ending World War II - September

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.

Remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorating the 82 children from Lidice, Czechoslovakia who were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office and gassed to death at the extermination camp in Chelmno 70 km away in the July of

On August 26, 1944, just before the start of the victory parade, General de Gaulle (saluting) inspects troops of the French 2nd Armored Division with General Leclerc (walking stick).

France Liberated - On August just before the start of the victory parade, General de Gaulle (saluting) inspects troops of the French Armored Division with General Leclerc (walking stick).

U.S. Marines get some R&R on Guadalcanal, 1942.

Exhausted US Marines sprawl all over beaches while they wait for their LC to arrive and take them off Guadalcanal. The Marines had been left on the island for four months fighting the Japanese, all with waning supplies and growing wounded before the.

Soldiers of the 4th U.S. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August 25, 1944.

Jeep: Soldiers of the U. Infantry Division look at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, after the French capital had been liberated on August

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after   his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel.

Weighty memento: war veteran's secret revealed after his death

The family of a war hero only discovered the full weight of his bravery after his death when his cremation left behind a huge pile of shrapnel. The bag contained of bomb shrapnel, roughly two handfuls, that Mr Brown had been carrying around for 60 years

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