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End of World War II
End of World War II(8 Photos)
View pictures from VE day and VJ day as Americans celebrate the end of World War II.
World War II Damage and Destruction
World War II Damage and Destruction(7 Photos)
View photos of the damage and destruction from World War II.
World War II Political Leaders
World War II Political Leaders(9 Photos)
View photos of World War II political leaders.
Allied Military Leaders
Allied Military Leaders(11 Photos)
View photos of Allied military leaders
World War I Leaders
World War I Leaders(16 Photos)
World War I ravaged Europe from 1914 until an armistice was signed in November 1918. In all, more than 9 million soldiers would be killed, and nearly 21 million more wounded.
At the Battle of the Bulge
At the Battle of the BulgeVideo Clip (3:34)
Video Clip (3:34)
Jim Banks' neighbor, Herm Graebner, shared with him the films of his journey through Germany and France during WWII.
Battle of the Bulge
Battle of the BulgeVideo Clip (2:52)
Video Clip (2:52)
In December 1944, a major German offensive is launched against the Allies in the Ardennes Mountains region on the Western Front.
WWI FirstsVideo Clip (1:18)
Video Clip (1:18)
WWI may have been the war to end all wars, but it was also the beginning of many military and civilian technologies.
North Africa Campaign
North Africa CampaignVideo Clip (1:42)
Video Clip (1:42)
After Italy declares war, the Allies fight the Axis powers in North Africa for control of the Mediterranean.
George S. Patton
George S. PattonVideo Clip (3:20)
Video Clip (3:20)
The outspoken and opinionated general leads U.S. troops in both World War I and II.
Guns of Patton
Guns of PattonVideo Clip (2:02)
Video Clip (2:02)
The ivory-handled Colt Peacemaker was a signature trademark of General Patton--in fact he was seldom photographed without it.
General Patton's Homecoming
General Patton's HomecomingVideo Clip (0:35)
Video Clip (0:35)
On June 9, 1945, Los Angeles honored Gen. George S. Patton with a homecoming parade upon his return from Europe after Germany’s surrender. In an address at the City Hall ceremonies, Gen. Patton, in his trademark colorful language, describes the destruction wrought by the Eighth Air Force and Third Army.
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U.S. Army officer George S. Patton helped lead Allied troops to victory during World War II; he is considered one of the most successful combat generals in history.Go
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