Haunting Photos of World War II Taken by Writer James Allison

While history books can teach us a lot of things there is to know about the World War II, nothing can capture the brutal reality as well as photos of real people who were affected by it. During WWII, war photographer and writer James Allison working for the Houston Press noticed that many photos not … Read more

Photos of the Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Buchenwald concentration camp, Thuringia, Germany, April 1945. American soldiers force local German civilians to bear witness to Nazi atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp, mere miles from their own homes after the camp had been liberated. Image captured by Margaret Bourke-White Prisoners of Buchenwald concentration camp, too weak to stand, still rest in their barracks after … Read more

Japanese Soldiers Using Prisoners of War for Target Practice

The Japanese treatment of prisoners of war in World War II was barbaric. The men shown in the above picture are part of the Sikh Regiment of the British Indian Army. All of them are sitting in the traditional cross-legged prayer position. They’re probably reciting their final prayers as this picture was being taken. It’s … Read more

Most Decorated Japanese-American Fighters during WWII (24 pics)

After the horrifying Pearl Harbor attack by Japan, many Americans were distrusting of all Japanese-Americans living in the U.S. The government ordered around 110,000 Japanese-Americans into internment camps. The Federal government classified all Japanese-American men of draft age, except those already in the armed forces, as 4-C, enemy aliens, who were forbidden to serve the … Read more