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Operation Mincemeat - gravestone of Major Martin - Gravestone of Major William Martin in the Nuestra Senora cemetery in Huelva, Spain, whose body was found washed up on shore in Spain on 30th April 1943, an elaborate and successful deception by British forces in World War Two (codenamed Operation Mincemeat) to convince German high command that the Allies were planning to attack Greece and Sardinia in 1943 rather than Sicily, the actual objective. Major Martin never in fact existed and his body was that of Glyndwr Michael, a homeless man who had died in January 1943. © Mary Evans / The National Archives, London. England. / The Image Works
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Operation Mincemeat - gravestone of Major Martin - Gravestone of Major William Martin in the Nuestra Senora cemetery in Huelva, Spain, whose body was found washed up on shore in Spain on 30th April 1943, an elaborate and successful deception by British forces in World War Two (codenamed Operation Mincemeat) to convince German high command that the Allies were planning to attack Greece and Sardinia in 1943 rather than Sicily, the actual objective. Major Martin never in fact existed and his body was that of Glyndwr Michael, a homeless man who had died in January 1943. © Mary Evans / The National Archives, London. England. / The Image Works
Pacific Ocean,  November 10, 1943 A Japanese freighter in the southwest Pacific being attacked and eventually sunk by a US Army bomber. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Pacific Ocean, November 10, 1943
A Japanese freighter in the southwest Pacific being attacked and eventually sunk by a US Army bomber. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Pacific Ocean,  August 23, 1943 A photo taken through a periscope of a Japanese freighter in Japanese controlled waters a few seconds before a US Navy submarine's torpedo sent it to the bottom of the sea. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Pacific Ocean, August 23, 1943
A photo taken through a periscope of a Japanese freighter in Japanese controlled waters a few seconds before a US Navy submarine's torpedo sent it to the bottom of the sea. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Midway Island,  June, 1942 Two US fighter planes fly over a burning Japanese ship during the Battle of Midway. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Midway Island, June, 1942
Two US fighter planes fly over a burning Japanese ship during the Battle of Midway. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Midway Atoll,  June, 1942 A US Navy plane flies close by viewing the damage done to a Japanese heavy cruiser of the Mogima class that was demolished by Navy bombs in the Battle of Midway. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Midway Atoll, June, 1942
A US Navy plane flies close by viewing the damage done to a Japanese heavy cruiser of the Mogima class that was demolished by Navy bombs in the Battle of Midway. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Pacific Ocean,  May 28, 1943 A Japanese trawler refused to sink from shell fire from a US Navy sub's deck gun, and instead fired back, killing an officer, so then the submarine fired a torpedo. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Pacific Ocean, May 28, 1943
A Japanese trawler refused to sink from shell fire from a US Navy sub's deck gun, and instead fired back, killing an officer, so then the submarine fired a torpedo. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Japan,  September 23, 1942 A periscope photograph of a Japanese freighter going under after it was torpedoed by a US Pacific Fleet submarine in Japanese homeland waters. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Japan, September 23, 1942
A periscope photograph of a Japanese freighter going under after it was torpedoed by a US Pacific Fleet submarine in Japanese homeland waters. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
India, June 17, 1944 Indian women work at enlarging the local airport as a US Army B-29 is  being tuned up  before heading on a bombing run to  Japan. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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India, June 17, 1944 Indian women work at enlarging the local airport as a US Army B-29 is being tuned up before heading on a bombing run to Japan. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Kobe, Japan,  June, 1945 B-29 bombers dropping thousands of incendiary bombs upon the industrial city. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Kobe, Japan, June, 1945
B-29 bombers dropping thousands of incendiary bombs upon the industrial city. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Nagasaki, Japan, August 10, 1945 Three minutes after the atomic bomb hit, this column of smoke rises to 20,000 feet over the ruins of the city © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Nagasaki, Japan, August 10, 1945
Three minutes after the atomic bomb hit, this column of smoke rises to 20,000 feet over the ruins of the city © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Dresden, Germany,  February 14, 1945 US Army 8th Air Force planes dropping explosive and incendiary bombs on Dresden. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Dresden, Germany, February 14, 1945
US Army 8th Air Force planes dropping explosive and incendiary bombs on Dresden. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Europe,  January 20, 1944 B-17 Flying Fortresses of the US Army 8th Air Force and accompanying fighter planes leave vapor trails in the sky as they head on another bombing raid of Hitler's "Fortress Europa". © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Europe, January 20, 1944
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the US Army 8th Air Force and accompanying fighter planes leave vapor trails in the sky as they head on another bombing raid of Hitler's "Fortress Europa". © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands,  July 24, 1944 Soldiers wade through shallow waters  after debarking a Coast Guard manned landing craft during the invasion of Tinian Island. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, July 24, 1944
Soldiers wade through shallow waters after debarking a Coast Guard manned landing craft during the invasion of Tinian Island. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
North Africa,  July 17, 1943 US Army paratroopers going through their final rehearsal maneuvers for the upcoming invasion of Sicily. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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North Africa, July 17, 1943
US Army paratroopers going through their final rehearsal maneuvers for the upcoming invasion of Sicily. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
South Pacific Ocean,  circa 1943. A US Coast Guard sub-buster on convoy patrol as it passes by another Coast Guard patrol boat loaded with depth charges on its stern. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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South Pacific Ocean, circa 1943. A US Coast Guard sub-buster on convoy patrol as it passes by another Coast Guard patrol boat loaded with depth charges on its stern. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea,  May 17, 1944 A Coast Guard coxswain directs  Coast Guard manned and troop packed LSTs to their beaching positions with semaphore signals. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea, May 17, 1944
A Coast Guard coxswain directs Coast Guard manned and troop packed LSTs to their beaching positions with semaphore signals. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands,  July 24, 1944 Coast Guard manned landing barges hitting the beaches during the invasion of Tinian Island. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, July 24, 1944
Coast Guard manned landing barges hitting the beaches during the invasion of Tinian Island. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea,  May 17, 1944 A flotilla of Coast Guard manned and troop packed LSTs secure the beachhead and seal the capture of Sarmi. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Sarmi, Dutch New Guinea, May 17, 1944
A flotilla of Coast Guard manned and troop packed LSTs secure the beachhead and seal the capture of Sarmi. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Atlantic Ocean, circa 1944 A Coast Guard ship in the North Atlantic showing the extreme ice and cold condtions they must deal with. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Atlantic Ocean, circa 1944
A Coast Guard ship in the North Atlantic showing the extreme ice and cold condtions they must deal with. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Atlantic Ocean, circa 1944 The former luxury liner, "Manhattan" has been transformed into the Coast Guard manned troop transport carrier, "Wakefield" and is now transporting troops to the European battlefronts. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Atlantic Ocean, circa 1944
The former luxury liner, "Manhattan" has been transformed into the Coast Guard manned troop transport carrier, "Wakefield" and is now transporting troops to the European battlefronts. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
United States,  May 13, 1943 US Coast Guardsmen parcticing invasion tactics while a land mine explosion adds realness to the maneuver. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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United States, May 13, 1943
US Coast Guardsmen parcticing invasion tactics while a land mine explosion adds realness to the maneuver. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
United States, 1945 A flotilla of Coast Guard manned LCIs reach home after crossing the Atlantic from the European war theater where they were in the first waves of the invasions of Sicily, Salerno and Normandy. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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United States, 1945
A flotilla of Coast Guard manned LCIs reach home after crossing the Atlantic from the European war theater where they were in the first waves of the invasions of Sicily, Salerno and Normandy. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December, 1943 A tank splashes out of the open doors of a Coast Guard LST during the invasion of Cape Gloucester. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Papua New Guinea, December, 1943
A tank splashes out of the open doors of a Coast Guard LST during the invasion of Cape Gloucester. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Atlantic Ocean, 1943 Coast Guardsmen on the Cutter "Spencer" watching their depth charge explosion that blasted a Nazi U-Boat hoping to attack the convoy in the background, to the surface where it was engaged by the Coast Guard Cutter "Spencer". © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Atlantic Ocean, 1943
Coast Guardsmen on the Cutter "Spencer" watching their depth charge explosion that blasted a Nazi U-Boat hoping to attack the convoy in the background, to the surface where it was engaged by the Coast Guard Cutter "Spencer". © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
Nagasaki, Japan, September 13, 1945 The remains of Nagasaki at the epicenter a little bit more than a month after the atomic bomb blast. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works
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Nagasaki, Japan, September 13, 1945
The remains of Nagasaki at the epicenter a little bit more than a month after the atomic bomb blast. © Underwood Archives / The Image Works

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