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Berlin, May 1945: The majestic entrance to a building in the German capital bears all the scars of the bitter fighting. Parked -- and ruined -- in front of the building is a Volkswagen Schwimmwagen, literally a "VW Swim Wagon." Otherwise known as Type 166, this VW remains the most numerous mass-produced amphibious car in history. Only 163 are known by the Schwimmwagen Registry to remain today, and only 13 have survived without restoration work.

In World War II, the American Flag had 13 stripes, and 48 stars, with the stars arranged in rows and columns in a regular pattern (When Alaska and Hawaii became states, the pattern of stars was offset to accommodate the two new stars).

Neighbours, England, 1940s ●彡

The Reichstag after the Battle of Berlin, 1945.

Elderly German man sitting among ruins, Berlin, 1945

Elizabeth Ann Eckford made history as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The image of fifteen-year-old Eckford, walking alone through a screaming mob in front of Central High School, propelled the crisis into the nation’s living rooms and brought international attention to Little Rock (Pulaski County).

Reichstag & 88mm, Berlin 1945

To protect Winston Churchill in wartime a special one-man pressure chamber was built for the personal plane which carried him many times across the Atlantic and to Casablanca, Moscow and Yalta. Churchill was warned by his doctors that it was dangerous for a man of his age and physical condition to fly above 8,000 feet.