This photograph, showing smoke and fire drifting across Tower Bridge and the River Thames in London after a German bombing raid, was taken on the 7th of September, 1940.
This was the first major Nazi attack on the city in the Second World War.
Troops of the Australian 7th Brigade (Australian 2nd Division) pass the former German bunker known as “Gibraltar” in Pozières, France on the 28th of August, 1916.
The Battle of Pozières was part of the larger Battle of the Somme, which claimed around a million casualties. Pozières marked a victory against the German Empire for Australia, with the help of British troops. First World War.
The Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in recorded history, was fought between July and November, 1916 as part of the First World War. The armies of Britain, France, and their empires fought the German Empire.
These images by famed British war photographer Ernest Brooks are dated the 10th of August.
King George V inspecting a German dug-out near Fricourt, 10th August 1916.
Captured 15 cm (150 mm) Ringkanone 92 German gun near Mametz Wood, 10th August 1916.
German observation post in Trones Wood.
The Royal cars passing through a village on the journey from Chateau Bryas to Franvillers, passing a battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment on the march.
Following the Nazi invasion of Poland on the 1st of September, 1939, German occupation of cities across the region was fast.
Bydgoszcz was occupied on the 9th of September, and roundups and public executions of civilians followed immediately.
These images show people – including a priest – soon to be killed, as well as random civilians the moment before they were executed.
Unidentified troops travel along the Australian Army route to fighting at Pozières and Mouquet Farm in France. 1st August 1916. The fighting was part of the larger Battle of the Somme.
While the battle was seen as a major victory for the British Empire, Australian troops suffered 23 000 casualties while advancing two only kilometres along this route.
In the background the village of Contalmaison is under German fire.
The image was taken by a British war photographer, and is from the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.
This photograph shows the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany in ruins on the 3rd of June, 1945. While the building was not used for the German Parliament during Nazi rule, it was used for propaganda meetings, and for military purposes during the Second World War.
The building suffered heavy damage from Allied bombings, and was considered a prize for the Red Army because of its symbolic significance.
The body of British nurse Edith Cavell is depicted here being taken to Westminster Abbey in London for a state funeral on the 15th of May, 1919. The image was created by English artist Henry Rushbury.
Cavell, who had helped Allied soldiers escape German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, was arrested by German authorities and executed by firing squad on the 12th of October, 1915.
Cavell’s killing sparked international outrage, and the incident was used in war propaganda in the years following her death.