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Ei oma muisto, mutta kuuluu perheen muistoihin.  Äidit hyvästelevät Ruotsiin ja Tanskaan lähetettäviä lapsiaan sodan jaloista. Isommat lapset kuljetettiin junalla Tornion kautta, pienemmät laivalla Tukholmaan.

Finnish mothers saying goodbye to their children as they send them off to Sweden so they will be safe during the Winter War.

On August 14, 1945, at seven o’clock, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. Crowds spontaneously took to the streets.

All Time FAVORITE photo-hanging in my room! Alfred Eisenstaedt’s image of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945

Enough said

Why the Amendment was instituted, to protect the citizens from the government. Obama wants to take away this right. Wake up, Obama voters. Gun control only benefits dictators.

A Finnsih family leaving their home in the ceded Finnish territory which became part of Russia, at the end of the Winter War

A family leaving their home in the ceded Finnish territory which became part of Russia, at the end of the WinterWar Sirpa: This could have been my mother's or father's family. I have many stories of their departure during the winter war.

People of the world are with you, Palestine! Dont Give up! Make no mistake about it, Palestine will be free!

Global protests demanding lifting of Gaza blockade and Israeli occupation of Palestine [Global Protest]

Hugh O'Flaherty: By the end of the war he had helped over 6,500 Jews, American and British Soldiers escape from the Germans and his activities earned him the nickname “Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican” as he became the master of disguises, evading capture from the Germans when he had to leave the security of the Vatican to go on his rescue missions. He was awarded the US Medal of Freedom. The Monsignor died in Oct.1963.

A tribute to Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, who during the course of World War II helped to save over civilians and POW's.

Finnish people evacueted quickly from their villages in Carelia, summer 1944. photo from War Archives (SA)

Finnish people evacueted quickly from their villages in Carelia, summer photo from War Archives (SA) Finland

In the final years of World War II, Italian businessman Giorgio Perlasca (1910 - 1992) risked his life by posing as a Spanish diplomat in order to save more than 5,000 Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust. Perlasca, a non-Jew, has been honored for his heroism, courage, and compassion by several nations, including Israel, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and the United States.

Giorgio Perlasca - Italian Righteous Among the Nations (awarded in (risked his life by posing as a Spanish diplomat in order to save more than Hungarian Jews)

London, 10th September, 1942: Young Brian Lee wearing his RAF uniform, studies the evacuation label on fellow evacuee Alice King, aged 5, from Rotherhithe, Kent, whilst waiting on the platform at London's Euston station. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

London, September, Young Brian Lee wearing his RAF uniform, studies the evacuation label on fellow evacuee Alice King, aged from Rotherhithe whilst waiting on the platform at London's Euston station. Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images

Finnish children being evacuated to Sweden - Winter War - photo in Turku

Finnish children being evacuated to Sweden - Winter War - photo in Turku - Finland

vintage everyday: Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941

Black and White Photos of Daily Life in Finland in 1941 - boat, passengers - Finnish

Liberated POWs at a Rangoon jail share a last meal of rice before being evacuated, 3 May 1945.

Liberated POWs at a Rangoon jail share a last meal of rice before being evacuated, 3 May

Escorting nursery children from an air raid shelter in 1942

Children from nursery leaving air raid shelter 1942

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