Weird History Fascinating Photos That Show The Human Side Of WWII  

Lowe Saddler
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War photos typically reveal the more haunting nature of civil and world conflicts. World War II photos especially show how deeply the second Great War affected humanity.

Children appear in these photos scavenging for food. Women of the war, meanwhile, are captured acting as heroes and making it through hardships. These women are survivors; some contributed to the war efforts as volunteers, while others endured the horrors of concentration camps. 

Millions of people suffered and lost their lives from 1939 to 1945. And though not everyone's life was immortalized on film, those visual stories that do exist paint quite a vivid picture.

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Undeliverable Christmas Presents For Soldiers Who Went Missing In Action, 1944

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Airman Dressed As Santa Claus Handing Presents To Children In The Netherlands, 1944

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Dutch Children Receiving Bread And Soup During The Hongerwinter Famine, 1944-1945

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Photo: /u/RyanSmith/Reddit
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Women Waiting For Food Rations After Being Liberated From Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 1945

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