• American soldiers view a pile of dead bodies at Buchenwald Concentration Camp

    Warren, Gaskell

    GRAPHIC IMAGE. American soldiers and two SS troopers view atrocities of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Buchenwald concentration camp was opened in July, 1937 in Weimar, Germany and used by the Naz…

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  • Munich, 1945

    Warren, Gaskell

    Gaskell Warren's photograph of Munich, Germany in August 1945. People are pictured riding bicycles and walking through the ravaged streets. The city was heavily bombed throughout the war, totaling 71…

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  • Toot Sweet Express train

    An image of the "Toot Sweet Express," a train in the Transportation Corps of the U.S. Army. The side graffiti reads "U.S.A. Bound. Germany to France. CP-BTRYS- "A" & "C". All Krants! No Chocolate. No…

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  • Goering's Home, Berchtesgaden, Germany

    An image of the home of Hermann Goring after the Allied troops began destroying Nazi party members' homes in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Goring was the second in command of the Third Reich, and captured b…

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  • Entrance to the Eagles Nest

    An armed Allied soldier stands at a guard post at the entry to the Eagle's Nest. The soldiers created a sign for the post reading: "Ye Olde Eagle's Nest. 101st A/B. Going up? Too bad! Hope you make it…

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  • Goering's Home, Berchtesgaden, Germany

    An image of the home of Hermann Goring after the Allied troops began destroying Nazi party members' homes in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Goring was the second in command of the Third Reich, and captured b…

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  • Paul Robeson performing for the troops in Munich, 1945

    Paul Robeson entertains the crowd at the USO show in Munich, Germany in August, 1945. Robeson was a well-known singer, activist, and actor. He was among the first to entertain troops during World War…

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  • Bob Hope in Munich during USO Show, July 1945

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    A photograph of Bob Hope during a USO show in Munich, Germany in July, 1945. Hope's USO career spanned six decades, during which he headlined approximately 60 tours. Hope began touring combat zones in…

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  • View from the Eagles Nest

    An image of a soldier posing outside of Hitler's home, the Eagles' Nest, in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Berchtesgaden was purchased by the Nazis in the 1920s for their senior officers, and served as an ou…

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  • Troops stop in Lerouville, France

    Gaskell Warren and other military personnel are pictured getting off a train in Lerouville, France. The side of the train is imprinted with graffiti reading "Going Home 80 pointers." Lerouville, Franc…

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  • Ruins of Bingen, Germany

    An image of the ruins of Bingen, Germany. Bingen is located near the Rhine River, and was intensely bombed during missions in 1945.

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  • August 1945 - The Eagles Nest

    An image of a group touring The Eagles' Nest, or The Kehlsteinhaus, which was built as a 50th birthday present for Adolf Hitler. Located near his home in Berchtesgaden, Germany, The Eagle's Nest was m…

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  • Gaskell Warren at Hitler's Home, August 1945

    Gaskell Warren poses with the sign "Hitler's Home." The 101st Airborne Division was stationed in Berchtesgaden, Germany in order to search for Nazi leadership in August of 1945. Berchtesgaden was used…

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  • Entrance to American Cemetery in Thiaucourt, France

    Gaskell Warren stands at the entry to the St. Mihiel American cemetery in Thiaucourt, France. St. Mihiel commemorates the death of more than 4,000 American military during World War I. The majority of…

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  • Cow pulling a cart with a little boy aboard, Vigneulles, France

    Warren, Gaskell

    A small photograph of a woman leading a cow pulling a cart containing a child carrying a whip. Gaskell Warren wrote on the verso: "Stopped for traffic, I snapped this photo." Warren took the photograp…

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  • Street scene in France

    After the Allied invasion of Normandy in June, 1944, the troops moved to liberate Paris in August of 1945. The Ardennes offensive, or the "Battle of the Bulge" was the last counter attack of the Germa…

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  • Two dead SS troops at Buchenwald Camp

    An image of two dead SS troops at Buchenwald concentration camp. Buchenwald concentration camp was opened in July, 1937 in Weimar, Germany and used by the Nazis primarily as a slave labor camp, althou…

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  • Field Marshall von Rundstedt in Erlanger, Germany, 1945

    Warren, Gaskell

    An image of Nazi soldiers including Field Marshall von Rundstedt in Erlanger, Germany. The images in Gaskell Warren's collection of German soldiers were taken after the 101st airborne had captured pri…

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  • Bread line at Viechtach, Germany

    An image of the bread line in Viechtach, Germany in April, 1945. Viechtach is located on the far Eastern side of Germany, which was under American occupation after the war. Supply efforts gave priorit…

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  • German planes in Munich, Germany, August 1945

    An image of destroyed German planes in Munich, Germany, August 1945. The planes were Messerschmitt ME 208 Fighter German Aircraft Valiant Air Command Warbirds, or Nord 1101, which were fighter planes…

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