The ruins of Cork city in Ireland after being set on fire by British auxiliaries known as ''Black and Tans'' who set the city on fire as revenge for IRA attacks on British forces in the region, 1920

46 Rhetorical Historical Photos of World War II You Must See

75 years ago today (November 30th 1939) Soviet Union attacked Finland and Helsinki was one of the bombing targets. About 100 Helsinkians died on the first day of Winter War.
A collection of sash weights which were used as shrapnel for the bomb. 1920
A girl standing amid the ruins of a V-2 attack, London, 1945.
a Japanese plane during the torpedo attack on ships moored on both sides of Ford Island shortly after the beginning of the Pearl Harbor attack 1941
A Mitsubishi A6M Zero special attack aircraft diving for a Kamikaze attack on the carrier Lexington off the Philippines, 5 November 1944
A Portuguese gas sentry standing by SOS rockets used in the case of gas attacks at Neuve Chapelle 24 June 1917
A small boat rescues a USS West Virginia crew member from the water after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor.........................
A U.S. flag flies from the stern of the sunken battleship USS West Virginia after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941
Aircraft prepare to launch from the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Akagi during the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
An American Seaman looks at the charred corpse of a Japanese flier brought up from the bottom of Pearl Harbor .
Anti-aircraft gunners of the United States Army who fired on the Japanese planes during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, in Wheeler Field, Hawaii
Battleships aflame on Battleship Row alongside Ford Island in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941
British troops fixing bayonets on the front line just before the attack. July 1916
British troops fixing bayonets on the front line just before the attack. July 1916
City in Chechnya under attack, mid-1990
City in Chechnya under attack, mid-1990
Declaring Japan guilty of a dastardly unprovoked attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war, Dec. 8, 1941. Listen...........
Declaring Japan guilty of a dastardly unprovoked attack, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war, Dec. 8, 1941. Listen...........
Dresden Germany bombing World War II Commuters board a tram in bomb-damaged Dresden, March 12, 1946
Dresden, Germany 1945. Central Dresden after allied incendiary bombs burned an estimated 25000 civilians to death
Emergency personnel respond to the Tokyo subway sarin attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Tokyo, Japan. March 20, 1995. [
Emergency personnel respond to the Tokyo subway sarin attack by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Tokyo, Japan. March 20, 1995. [
Finnish soldiers man an Anti Aicraft gun on a armoured train during WW2
Forward magazine of the USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese Pearl Harbor attack December 7 1941
Heavy smoke spreads from the dunes littered with barbed wire, after an explosion near Cherbourg, France. Two soldiers huddle behind a wall. Photo taken Summer, 1944.
Dresden Germany bombing World War II Commuters board a tram in bomb-damaged Dresden, March 12, 1946
Hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into the tree line to c.
Imperial Aircraft Amagi after she capsized from air attacks on July 29, 1945 Kure naval base
Japanese aircraft carriers Zuikaku & Kaga underway to attack Pearl Harbor, late Nov. 1941. Visible are Zuikagu's starboard 127 mm 40 Type 89 anti-aircraft guns with Kaga visible in the distance.
Japanese film later captured by American forces, is taken aboard the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, just as a Nakajima Kate B-5N bomber is launc.
Japanese sailors cling to the wreckage of the Type C Kaibokan escort No. 1 after an attack by North American B-2’s S of the Air Apaches Group near Amoy, China, on April 6, 1945
Japanese Special Forces, Ready to Attack During the Battle of Shanghai, 1937
KLM flight attendant displays her AR-10 rifle and parka. Two parts of over 150 pieces of polar survival gear issued to commercial aircrews
Luritja man demonstrating method of attack with boomerang under cover of shiel..
New York Mayor John Francis Hylan visits the site of the bombing two days after the explosion. 18 step 1920
Oil burns on the waters of Pearl Harbor, near the naval air station, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
Operation Catapult The Royal Navy attacks it's French allies to prevent the French fleet from being captured by the Nazis, 3rd July 1940
Ordnance on the destroyer USS Shaw explodes after being hit by Japanese bombs during the attack of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division advance in a snowstorm behind a tank in a move to attack the village of Herresbach, Belgium, 28 December 1944.
Police and state troopers attack a civil rights march in Canton, Mississippi, 1966
Police officer examines the remains of a V-2's engine after a rocket attack on London. September 17th, 1944.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the declaration of war against Japan, in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor [2,173 × 2,731] 8 December 1941
Reporters running to the phones in the White House West Wing, after the Pearl Harbor attack, December 1941.
Rescue workers help evacuate the Lunalilo High School in Honolulu after the roof of the main building was hit by a bomb during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941
RF-4C Phantom II destroyed during the enemy attack against Tan Son Nhut Air Base during the Tet Offensive, 31 January 1968
Sherman Firefly tanks move through the ruins of Kleve on their way to support the attack on Goch, Germany, 16 February 1945
Soldiers and police hold back onlookers following the bombing of Wall Street on September 16, 1920.
Sometime around noon on Sept. 16, 1920, someone parked a horse-drawn wagon in front of 23 Wall Street, the headquarters of J.P. Morgan, steps from the New York Stock Exchange
The aftermath of the rocket that hit Dalston Library on 4th January 1945.
The battleships West Virginia and Tennessee burning after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.
The Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi returning to Bordeaux, France, after participating in Operation Neuland (a joint German-Italian attack on Allied shipping in the Caribbeans), 31 March 1942.
The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, seen in September of 1941. The Zuikaku would soon sail toward Hawaii, one of six aircraft carriers used in the attack by the Imperial Japanese Navy.
The Japanese battleship Yamato explodes after persistent attacks from U.S. aircraft during the Battle of Okinawa on April 7, 1945
The northeast face of Two World Trade Center (south tower) after being struck by plane in the south face. Image is a cropped version of UA Flight 175 hits WTC south tower 9-11 11 September 2001
The ruins of Cork city in Ireland after being set on fire by British auxiliaries known as Black and Tans who set the city on fire as revenge for IRA attacks on British forces in the region, 1920
The USS California sinks into the mud of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The wreckage of a drug store smolders at Waikiki after attack by Japanese planes, Dec. 7 1941
Troops man a machine gun nest at Wheeler Field, which adjoins Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, after the Japanese attack on the island of Oahu, Dec. 7, 1941
Two wreaths mark the spot where persons were last seen and are believed to lie buried beneath the pile of rubble that was once a house in Dresden, Germany, 1945 during World War II. Two mass raids carried out by Allied bombers attacked Dresden on Feb. 13 and 14, killing 35,000 people. (AP Photo)
U.S. A-20 Havoc of the 89th Squadron, 3rd Attack Group, at the moment it clears a Japanese merchant ship following a successful skip bombing attack. Wewak, New Guinea, March 1944
U.S. Navy, sailors stand among wrecked airplanes at Ford Island Naval Air Station as they watch the explosion of the USS Shaw in the background, duri..
U.S. planes attack Korean Railroad during Korean War, 1950
U.S. troops parachute into Honduras to protect the Contra fighters launching attacks into Nicaragua from the area. 1988
Sometime around noon on Sept. 16, 1920, someone parked a horse-drawn wagon in front of 23 Wall Street, the headquarters of J.P. Morgan, steps from the New York Stock Exchange
U.S. troops parachute into Honduras to protect the Contra fighters launching attacks into Nicaragua from the area. 1988
US Sailors honor men killed during the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Naval Air Station Kaneohe, and surrounding areas..
Women form a human chain to carry bricks used in the reconstruction of Dresden in March 1946 after allied bombing destroyed the..
WW1Morning of August 10, 1918, during the advance towards Lihons. Troops from the Australian 6th Battalion rest in a tre..
Young Japanese Americans, including several Army selectees, gather around a reporter's car in the Japanese section of San Francisco, Dec. 8, 1941

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