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A U.S. soldier examines a solid gold statue, part of Hermann Goering’s private loot, found by the 7th U.S. Army in a mountainside cave near Schonau am Konigssee, Germany, on May 25, 1945 The secret cave, the second found to date, also contained stolen priceless paintings from all over Europe.
 
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German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in a stockade in Aversa , Italy , on December 1, 1945. The General, Commander of the 75th Army Corps, was sentenced to death by an United States Military Commission in Rome for having ordered the shooting of 15 unarmed American prisoners of war, in La Spezia, Italy, on March 26, 1944.
 
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On May 21, Colonel Bird, Commandant of Belsen Camp, gave the order for the last hut at Belsen Concentration Camp to be burned. A rifle salute was fired in honor of the dead, the British flag was run up at the same moment as a flame-thrower set fire to the last hut. A German flag and portrait of Hitler went up in flames inside the hut in June of 1945.
 
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Many of Germany ‘s captured new and experimental aircraft were displayed in an exhibition as part of London ‘s Thanksgiving week on September 14, 1945. Among the aircraft are a number of jet and rocket propelled planes. Here, a side view of the Heinkel He-162 “Volksjaeger”, propelled by a turbo-jet unit mounted above the fuselage, in Hyde park, in London.
 
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This 1946 photograph shows ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer), the first general purpose electronic computer – a 30-ton machine housed at the University of Pennsylvania.
 

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The ruins of Adolph Hitler’s Berchtesgaden retreat
The now decimated remains at Berchtesgaden, Germany, which served as Adolf Hitler’s retreat. Keen observers may note the number of craters left in the attack that decimated this land both large and small.
 

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Photographer alongside Soviet soldiers in Berlin
Photographer Yevgeny Khaldei working in the thick of things alongside Soviet soldiers in Berlin. This photo was taken in May of 1945, near the end of World War II.

 

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The Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer (ENIAC) was devised in 1943 in secret at the University of Pennsylvania. It is noted for the fact that it is the first of its kind, a “general purpose electronic computer” (weighing 30 tons, a lot more than modern ones) meant to help with artillery fire.

 

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General Charles de Gaulle greeting children amid the ruined city of Lorient, France
Lorient, France was one of the French cities taken over by Germany, and was notably used for its U-Boat base. This was the case until 1946, when the city was bombed with a number of heavy explosives, destroying Germany’s tactical advantage but also 90% of the city.