BBC World Histories Magazine

A YEAR IN PICTURES 1945 The end of the war and a world order in transition

Casualty of war

A US marine is buried at sea from the attack transport ship USS Hansford during the American invasion of Iwo Jima in February 1945. A large American fleet carried landing craft, vehicles and three divisions of marines across the Pacific, delivering them to the beaches on this island on 19 February following three days of heavy US bombardment of Japanese positions. Despite that preparation before landing, Iwo Jima was captured only after five weeks of bitter fighting, on 26 March.

The end is nigh

Workmen rig up loudspeakers in Trafalgar Square, central London, in early May 1945, in readiness for an anticipated

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da BBC World Histories Magazine

BBC World Histories Magazine1 min letti
Sir Francis Edward Younghusband: Soldier, Spy, Explorer And Mystic
Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was born in Murree, British India, son of a general in the Indian army. Taken to England at a very young age, he was schooled at Clifton College, Bristol. By nature inclined towards cavalry patrol work – ahead of the
BBC World Histories Magazine1 min letti
Hieronymus Münzer: Roaming Renaissance Man
Born in Feldkirch in Vorarlberg (now in Austria), Hieronymus Münzer (1437 or 1447–1508) studied at the University of Leipzig, where he became a lecturer. He then learned medicine in Pavia, south of Milan, where he qualified as a physician in 1477 or
BBC World Histories Magazine1 min letti
Ibn Battuta: Scholar, Judge, Explorer, Travel Writer
Revered today as the ‘Traveller of Islam’, Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah al-Lawati al-Tanji ibn Battuta was born in the Moroccan port of Tangier in 1304. Of Berber stock, rather than an Arab, his was a family of Islamic legal scholars, an in