World War II: Church Service in Cologne Cathedral, 1945 An American Army chaplain leads a group of kneeling soldiers (still armed with rifles) in prayer in Germany's famous Cologne Cathedral. This Margaret Bourke-White photograph captures the first service in the cathedral since it was heavily bombed by the Allies a month earlier -- and for those anxiously watching the events unfolding in Europe, half a world away, suggests not only the conflict's harrowing destruction and loss, but also…

World War II: Church Service in Cologne Cathedral, 1945 An American Army chaplain leads a group of kneeling soldiers (still armed with rifles) in prayer in Germany's famous Cologne Cathedral. This Margaret Bourke-White photograph captures the first service in the cathedral since it was heavily bombed by the Allies a month earlier -- and for those anxiously watching the events unfolding in Europe, half a world away, suggests not only the conflict's harrowing destruction and loss, but also…

The Louvre during the Second World War.

The Louvre during the Second World War.

US soldiers kneel during outdoor Mass being conducted by a Filipino priest in front St. Augustin, Manila's oldest Catholic church during a lull in the battle for the city, 25 February 1945

US soldiers kneel during outdoor Mass being conducted by a Filipino priest in front St. Augustin, Manila's oldest Catholic church during a lull in the battle for the city, 25 February 1945

Actually I find that they're all there and survived is more remarkable than the fact that it's the same plane.

Actually I find that they're all there and survived is more remarkable than the fact that it's the same plane.

LEBANON by Steve McCurry

LEBANON by Steve McCurry

federer7:  WEST GERMANY. Cologne. 1965. Cologne after World War II. © Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos

federer7: WEST GERMANY. Cologne. 1965. Cologne after World War II. © Leonard Freed/Magnum Photos

Libérateurs en terrasse en aout 1944

Libérateurs en terrasse en aout 1944

War | Steve McCurry

War | Steve McCurry

Abandoned cars in the Ardennes Forest belong to the American service men, after the war they were responsible for shipping their vehicles back of which they could not afford. Instead, the cars were brought up to a clearing in the forest, parked and left.

Abandoned cars in the Ardennes Forest belong to the American service men, after the war they were responsible for shipping their vehicles back of which they could not afford. Instead, the cars were brought up to a clearing in the forest, parked and left.

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