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Post by Sniper1946 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:16 am

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the ceaseless watch and ward against terrorist activities in Palestine: troops patrolling the railway tracks near Jerusalem

British troops in Palestine keep ceaseless watch and ward against terrorist activities and atrocities of every description. Men of the 1st Battalion The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry are here seen patrolling the railway tracks between Jerusalem and the village of Artuf, on the line to Lydda. They are in radio contact with their headquarters, and, should mines be discovered, can summon a demolition team. British casualties in Palestine from terrorist action during 1946 were as follows: Police, 28 killed, 35 wounded; Army and R.A.F., 45 killed, 93 wounded. I
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German prisoners of war helped to construct the road leading to Wembley stadium in 1948. PA Archive

Nearly a year after the end of World War II, a large number of German prisoners of war (POWs) were still being detained in post-war Britain. In March 1946, angry that the government had not announced when they could be repatriated, the Labour MP Richard Stokes said the Germans were entitled to know their expected date of release. It was an affront to their human rights and therefore a betrayal of British values, he said. Although ex-enemies, Stokes insisted German POWs had “human rights” which Britain, as a foremost guardian of them, had to respect.

By September 1946, more than a year after the end of World War II, 402,000 German POWs were still being held in camps stretching across Britain. They were set to work on tasks including road repair and brickmaking. POWs swept up the rubbish after VE day celebrations and helped construct Wembley Way for the 1948 Olympics. In March 1947, 170,000 were working in agriculture, helping farmers bring in the harvest.

International law stipulated that POWs should be repatriated after a peace treaty was signed, but with Germany occupied, a peace treaty was a remote possibility. So Britain kept its German POWs – who were proving useful as a labour force – without announcing when they might be sent home. The practical issue of arranging transports hindered plans; at the same time, repatriating ardent Nazis among the POWs was considered imprudent.
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Flight to the French Riviera, 1949


Air France travelogue from the late 1940s that describes the highlights a visitor would have on a trip to the beautiful Cote dAzur.
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EXCLUSIVE: How Jimmy Stewart's agony in It's a Wonderful Life came from extreme PTSD he suffered after he lost 130 of his men as fighter pilot in WWII
Actor Jimmy Stewart was haunted by his memories from his time in the Air Force and suffered from PTSD when he returned from World War II
Stewart wrestled with the guilt of killing civilians in bomb raids over France and Germany and felt responsible for the death of his comrades
Stewart never talked about his struggles and bottled up his emotions
But they came out when acting parts he chose when he returned to Hollywood
He tapped into his emotional distress during filming of It's a Wonderful Life, where his character George Bailey unravels in front of his family
Stewart's anguish is laid bare for the first time in Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the fight for Europe by author Robert Matzen

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Actor Jimmy Stewart, pictured in 1945 after World War II combat ended, was haunted by his memories from his time in the Air Force
hter pilot in World War II that he acted out his mental distress during 'It's a Wonderful Life'.
Stewart played George Bailey in the classic movie and channeled his anger and guilt into the scenes where he rages at his family.
Stewart was haunted by 'a thousand black memories' from his time as an Air Force commanding officer that he took with him back to Hollywood after the war.
Pilots who flew with him said that became 'Flak Happy' during World War II, a term to describe what is now known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
Stewart wrestled with the guilt of killing civilians in bomb raids over France and Germany including one instance where they destroyed the wrong city by mistake

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Walter Schulze, Berlin, Am Kiosk, 1948.
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View from the roof of the Reichstag building to the square of the republic
In protesting against the dissolution of the town council meeting on September 6, 1948, as well as against the politics of the SED and the Soviet military government, more than 200,000 listeners from the Mayor of Berlin, Ernst Reuter, World". Berlin, 9 September
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1948: Workmen clean the debris from the Reichstag ruins in Berlin.
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A German child meets her father for the first time, 1956.
A German World War II prisoner is released by the Soviet Union and reunited with his 12-year-old daughter, who has not seen him since infancy. The child has not seen her father since she was one-year-old. The event this famous photo was taken was part of what was known as “Die Heimkehr der Zehntausend” (The Return of the 10,000), as they were the last German prisoners of war to be released by the Soviet Union since the end of World War II.
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October 9, 1955: Report on the return of the last German prisoners of war

Among the relatives who are waiting for their homecoming in the Friedland camp, there is a little boy with a search sign.
While new tensions are emerging as a result of the founding of the two military alliances, Germany is still struggling with the consequences of the Second World War. It was not until autumn 1955, after the tough negotiations of Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, that the last 10,000 or so German prisoners of war were released from the Soviet Union. Gradually the men meet at the camp in Friedland at the beginning of October. At the "Return of the Tenth Hour" moving scenes play.
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Prisoners returning in 1955, A returned German prisoner of war identified this womans son. He will never return because he is dead.
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Warsaw in 1945 - girl sells bread on the street (photo: PAP / CAF)
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Warsaw, 22 July 1947, photo by PAP / Stanislaw Dąbrowiecki. Folk fun on the sidewalk and square after the demolition of the former Jasiński tenement house demolished during the Second World War at the confluence of al. May 3 (now Al. Jerozolimskie) and ul. New world. In the background, in the first row, ruined townhouses at al. 3 May No. 50 and No. 46 (now at the site of the Wisłocki Square at Jerozolimskie Avenue), in the second: the left buried corps of the Branicki Palace at ul. Nowy Świat 18 (facade from the Smolna side).
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American general and later president Dwight D. Eisenhower at the Old Town Market Square during his visit in Warsaw in September 1945
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An Egyptian boy wearing a German helmet in front of some wrecked panzers. El Alamein, 4th November 1954
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