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World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, involving the vast majority of the world’s countries—including all the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

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World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, involving the vast majority of the world’s countries—including all the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

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Pearl Harbour Gallery Updated

Posted on November 21, 2020 by LieutenantClone

I just finished a complete overhaul of the Pearl Harbor Raid gallery. 56 of the 59 photos have been updated with larger, high resolution photographs, and some of the me are absolutely stunning, so why not check it out?

War In Photos Gets A Facelift

Posted on November 18, 2020 by LieutenantClone

Welcome to the newly redesigned warinphotos.com! The new design sports a fully responsive mobile-friendly layout, improved gallery pages which should be more pleasant to navigate, and improved photo pages which allow a larger and more prominent view of the photo.

In addition to the redesign, I have begun updating the galleries with higher quality, higher resolution copies of the existing photos, in many cases increasing the resolution by 3-4 times! The Tanks and D-Day galleries have already been totally overhauled, so check those out, and the rest of the galleries will be updated in the coming weeks.

If you have any feedback on the new design, it is always welcome via our contact page.

New Domain Name

Posted on November 2, 2013 by LieutenantClone

I registered a new domain name for this website today:
warphotos.basnetworks.net is now known as warinphotos.com!

I was meaning to register a proper domain name for a long time, but couldn't decide on one. Last week warinphotos.com popped in my head, sounded perfect, and wasn't already taken, so here we go! More updates incoming soon.

Website Update

Posted on January 1, 2011 by LieutenantClone

Today I rolled out a new update to the website. Most noticeably the layout and theme of the site has been tweaked and optimized, and hopefully looks a lot nicer. I removed support for "tags", because they were cluttery and not very useful, and added a search box to the search results page.

The rest of the updates are changes to the back-end systems which will allow me to upload photos faster, and with more control.

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, hopefully more photos will be coming soon!

Counting the Hits

Counting the Hits

Counting the hits: two unidentified aircrew examining a target drogue at No. 10 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF. Mount Pleasant, Prince Edward Island, 1944. The school’s Bristol Bolingbroke aircraft are visible in the background.

Photographer unknown.

Aftermath of USS Arizona

Aftermath of USS Arizona

USS Arizona burned out and sunk in Pearl Harbor on December 10th 1941, three days after she was destroyed during the December 7th Japanese raid.

Ships in the background are USS Saint Louis (CL-49), in center, and the hulked minelayer Baltimore (CM-1) at left.

This is one of a collection of photographs of salvage operations at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard taken by the shipyard during the period following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which initiated US participation in World War II. The photographs are found in a number of files in several shipyard records series.

Anti-aircraft shell bursts blot the sky

Anti-aircraft shell bursts blot the sky

Panorama view of Pearl Harbor, during the Japanese raid, with anti-aircraft shell bursts overhead.

The photograph looks southwesterly from the hills behind the harbor. Large column of smoke in lower right center is from the burning USS Arizona (BB-39). Smoke somewhat further to the left is from the destroyers Shaw (DD-373), Cassin (DD-372) and Downes (DD-375), in drydocks at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard.

Lessons in Tank Warfare

Lessons in Tank Warfare

Troopers of The Calgary Regiment teaching infantrymen of the 8th Indian Infantry Division about tank warfare, Castel Frentano, Italy, March 30th 1944.

Having Lunch in France

Having Lunch in France

Tank crew of The Fort Garry Horse having lunch by their Sherman tank near Carpiquet, France, July 8th 1944.

(Left To Right): Sergeant A. Dunn, Trooper Eddy Bishop, Lance-Corporal Ken McLeod, Trooper Bill Wallace.