All posts in World War II

Dnieper Dam, Ukraine 1941

Soviet engineers blowing up Dnieper Dam, 1 of biggest in world, to flood Nazi advance with millions of tons of water.


Duxford 1946

Lodz, Poland 1942


Taranto Harbour, Italy 1940

1st-ever air-dropped torpedo attack in harbour: 1 Italian battleship sunk & 2 crippled; only 2 British planes shot down.

Source: @RealTimeWWII

Silvertown, London Docklands 1940

London Blitz: two Dornier 217 flying over the Silvertown area of London’s Docklands. Fires have started near the Beckton Gasworks. West Ham greyhound track is near the centre of the picture.

Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images