Japanese Female Students Training in Gun Handling with a Type 11 Nambu Machine Gun as a last desperate measure to defend the Japanese home islands against the projected Allied invasion in the final stages of World War II. Ryukyu Islands, June 1945.
“Specially chosen airwomen are being trained for police duties in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). They have to be quick-witted, intelligent and observant woman of the world - They attend an intensive course at the highly sufficient RAF police school - where their training runs parallel with that of the men. Keeping a man "in his place” - A WAAF member demonstrates self-defense on January 15, 1942.“
The 101st Airborne Division was a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord during the D-Day landings at Normandy where they led the night drop prior to the invasion.
9 Merciless Serial Killer Movies That Every Hardcore Horror Fan Needs to See
1. Snowtown (2011)
Why you should watch: Snowtown (also known as The Snowtown Murders) presents Australia’s most notorious killing spree with grim realism and a no-holds-barred display of graphic violence. This movie will reach into your mind and …
When you’re in the mood for: A bleak and psychologically disturbing true story with an all-consuming sense of dread that will leave you rattled for days.
2. Dahmer (2002)
Why you should watch: A creepily mesmerizing Jeremy Renner delivers an unforgettable performance as one of the most brutal serial killers of all time.
When you’re in the mood for: The chills and unsettling terror that comes from seeing inside the mind of a psychotic killer (but without all the gore).
3. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Why you should watch: Simply put, it’s the movie that caused the MPAA to famously tell filmmakers that absolutely no recut of the footage could lead to an R rating. The terror comes from more than just the graphic scenes, it’s in the movie’s blood.
When you’re in the mood for: A low-budget but impressively realistic depiction of a deranged serial killer that aims to shock and disturb.
4. Martyrs (2008)
Why you should watch:Martyrs is a brutal and relentless film about abduction, torture and revenge that leaves most viewers divided. However you end up feeling, you won’t escape Martyrs without an opinion.
When you’re in the mood for: An unconventionally mind-bendy and gruesome tale that covers many subgenres of horror and always keeps you guessing.
5. Peeping Tom (1960)
Why you should watch: Everyone knows about Psycho, but far fewer have seen the cinematic masterpiece of voyeurism known as Peeping Tom. Originally, the fact that it was told from the perspective of the killer scandalized the entire United Kingdom and destroyed the career of the previously revered director. These days, it’s considered a must-see predecessor to the slasher genre.
When you’re in the mood for: An influential classic that pioneered the kind of psychological horror and voyeuristic camera work we’ve become so used to today.
6. Maniac (2012)
Why you should watch:Maniac compellingly features first-person point of view filming that, like Peeping Tom, forces you to see through the eyes of a killer. It’s the kind of gruesomely violent movie you put on when you’re trying to add some style to your stomach-churning experience.
When you’re in the mood for: A remake that exceeds the original with a commitment to more experimental filming and a seemingly never-ending supply of gore.
7. Chained (2012)
Why you should watch: Chained explores what happens when a kidnapped little boy follows the instructions of a serial killer in order to survive. It has a strong (but hard to swallow) message about violence that will definitely end up causing conversation.
When you’re in the mood for: A movie that will disturb you with the human side of a serial killer and a claustrophobic environment of abuse.
8. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Why you should watch: With the same in-your-face tone as its title suggests,The Midnight Meat Train makes for a tense, bloody, and surprisingly well-crafted ride-along with a psycho killer. Some people have hated the ending, but even the critics found enough excitement along the way to make this a worthwhile trip.
When you’re in the mood for: A visually sophisticated and straight-forward thriller with over-the-top kills and a maddening pace.
9. M (1931)
Why you should watch: Without M, there would be no Psycho or Silence of the Lambs. Even for those who don’t care about its influence, M is an engrossing and deeply unsettling film that creates one of the most tense atmospheres ever on screen. For history buffs who see horror as a window into the social dynamics of a time period, M is also a fascinating dissection of mass hysteria in pre-World War II Germany.
Members of the ‘Filthy Thirteen’ 101st Airborne, sport Indian-style mohawks and apply war paint to one another before going into battle, June 5, 1944.
The Filthy Thirteen was the name given to the 1st Demolition Section of the Regimental Headquarters Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, of the United States Army, which fought in the European campaign in World War II. The Demolition Section was assigned and trained to demolish enemy targets behind the lines. They were ordered to secure or destroy the bridges over the Douve River during the Normandy Invasion of Europe in June 1944. Half were either killed, wounded or captured, but they accomplished their mission. This unit was best known for the famous photo which appeared in Stars and Stripes, showing two members wearing Indian-style “mohawks” and applying war paint to one another. The inspiration for this came from unit sergeant Jake McNiece, who was part Choctaw.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war. It is generally considered to have lasted from 1939 to 1945, although some conflicts in Asia that are commonly viewed as becoming part of the world war had begun earlier than 1939. It involved the vast majority of the world’s nations —including all of the great powers —eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
It was the most widespread war in history, with more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries. In a state of “total war”, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the first use of nuclear weapons in combat, it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history. 
Social Security - Top Names of the 1940s
British Baby Names - Top 100 Names in England and Wales in 1944
Essential Baby - Top 100 Australian Baby Names in 1940
Baby Med - Top German Baby Names in 1940s
About.com - Japanese Baby Names for 1915 - 2000
Popular Japanese Names in 1945 - 1949 (In Japanese - Use Google Translator)
Society & Life
Wikipedia - Conscription in the United States: World War II
History.com - United States Imposes the Draft
The National WWII Museum - The Draft and WWII
Swarthmore College - Military Classifications For Draftees
The Art of Manliness - World War II Fitness Test
World War Two Gyrene - Recruit Training in World War II
The New York Times - The Old Army, It Turns Out, Was the Fitter One
National Park Service - The War Relocation Camp of World War II
History.com - The U.S. Home Front During World War II
History Learning Site - Britain’s Home Front in World War Two
Wikipedia - Japan’s Home Front During World War II
Wikipedia - Germany’s Home Front During World War II
Canadian War Museum - Life on the Homefront
Canadian War Museum - Women and the War on the Home Front
Reddit: Ask Historians - How was it that Sweden managed to stay neutral during WW2?
Reddit: Ask Historians - What was going on in Ireland during World War II?
Canadian War Museum - Canada and the Second World War
Mount Allison University - Canada’s Role in WWII
Wessels Living history Farm - The Home Front in Rural America During World War II
Living Family History - Living in the 1940s (Australia)
BBC - WW2 People’s War: My Memories of My Childhood in South London
BBC - WW2 People’s War: Growing Up in London 1939-45
Time Witness - Memories Project: Stories from the 1940’s
BBC - The Blitz
History.com - Worst air raid on London
EyeWitness to History - The London Blitz, 1940
LIFE Magazine - World War II: London in Color (Photos)
Local Histories - Life in Britain in The Second World War
Telegraph - WW2: Former Evacuees Look Back
British Council - A 1940s Childhood in Wartime
The Wartime Memories Project - Evacuees
My Learning - Children’s Experience during WWII
Imperial Wartime Museum - Children During the Second World War
Reddit: Ask Historians - It’s 1940, a lovely day in England and I want to write to my German cousin. Was that possible? What was international communication between the civilian populace of warring WWII powers like?
The New Yorker - The New Yorker in the Forties
The Atlantic - World War II: The Battle of Britain
The Guardian - Children of the Wartime Evacuation
NY Daily News - 1940 New York census records are now searchable by name
New York Historical Society - WWII & NYC
About.com - World War II In Brooklyn: Places to Visit
New York Historical Society - New York during WWII (Photos)
Wikipedia - History of New York City, 1946-77
Business Insider - Take A Tour Of Manhattan In The 1940s (Photos)
Madison Magazine - Ida’s Wyman’s Photography Documents Life in the 1940s and ‘50s
Growing up in Inwood, New York City in the 1940’s and 1950’s
Reminisce Magazine - Brooklyn Stoop Served as Sisters’ Stage
NY Times - Working-Class New York Life and Labor Since World War II
Wessels Living History Farm - Rural Life in the 1940s
Historic Color Photos of U.S. Life in the 1940s (Photos)
Wessels Living History Farm - WWII Causes a Revolution in Farming
Partners in Winning the War: American Women in World War II
World War II: Women and the War
Building Bombs & Planes
Women in World War Two
Wikipedia - Canadian Women in the Second World War
Canadian War Museum - The Canadian Women’s Army Corps, 1941 - 1946
About.com - Canadian Women in World War II
Veterans Affairs Canada - The Second World War: Canadian War Brides
Global News - Looking back at the role women from western Canada played in World War II
Canadian Red Cross - History of Women in the Red Cross
Women Under Fire in World War Two
How did women fulfill their romantic/sexual needs during WWI/II?
Women at War
Life During World War II
Everyday Life During World War II
World War 2 - Growing Up in Wartime
World War 2 - Blackout Time
What was it like for children?
The Huffington Post - Memories Of 1940s Childhood
The Life of a Teenage Before and After World War II (PDF)
School and War Work
I’m a 13-15 year old in 1939 USA. What is youth culture like during this time?
A Black Nurse, a German Soldier and an Unlikely WWII Romance
What was it like to be in the Forces?
World War II - A Soldier’s Daily Life
My Army Service in World War II
WWII: A Soldier’s View
Loose Lips Sink Ships
Eye Witness To World War Two
World War II First Person Accounts, Letters Home, Diaries, & Journals
Pictures of African Americans During World War II (Photos)
Daily Life of the Average African American in the 1940’s
Veterans Affairs Canada - Second World War: Black Canadians In Uniform
The Memory Project - Black Canadian Veterans of the Second World War
University of Washington - Japanese Canadians During World War II
Vancouver Public Library - Chinese-Canadians in World War II (1939-1945)
Canada at War - Video & Footage: World War II
Canadian War Museum - Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War
Veterans Affairs Canada - Second World War: Diaries, Letters, And Stories
Library and Archives Canada - Canada and the First World War: War Diaries
Veterans Affairs Canada - Second World War: My Grandmother’s Wartime Diary
The Canadian Letters and Images Project - WWII
McGill University Library Digital Collections - Canadian War Posters Collection
World War II Military (Photos)
World War II Records
World War 2: A Day in the Life of a German Soldier
The Life During World War II
The Role of Women in Nazi Germany
Diary of Second World War German Teenager
Germany During World War II: A Child’s Experience (PDF)
Reminiscences of a German World War II Veteran
What kind of physical training would a German soldier in WWII have to do?
Jewish Life in Europe Before the Holocaust
The National WWII Museum - WWII and Holocaust Bibliography
Blacks During the Holocaust
Conditions for Polish Jews During WWII
Understanding the Treatment of Jews during World War II
There’s a lot of close-to-combat photographs from WWII, but I don’t often hear much about the photographers. Were WWII war photographers armed? Were they subject to neutrality/immunity/respect? Were they deployed with soldiers as part of the army?
World War II Weapons
List of World War II Weapons
Canada at War - WWII: Weapons & Arms
Small Arms Pt. II - The World War Two Era
Technology During World War II
WWII Military Ranks
WWII Japanese Soldier Diary
World War II Japanese Military Training
Canadian War Museum - The Second World War: Information, Propaganda, Censorship and the Newspapers
When was the last shot of World War 2 fired?
Post-War American Life: Culture of the late 1940s & 1950s
Library of Congress - Postwar United States, 1945 - 1968
American History: Life in the US After World War Two
Student Pulse - America in the Post War Period
PBS - Women and Work After World War II
PBS - New York After WWII
BBC - Life in Britain after WW2 (Video)
The Atlantic - World War II: After the War
Digital History - Overview of the Post-War Era
Mount Holyoke College - Background of Post-WWII German History
Youtube - Germany After WW2 | A Defeated People | Documentary on Germany in the Immediate Aftermath of WW2 (Video)
Der Spiegel Magazine - Out of the Ashes: A New Look at German’s Postwar Reconstruction
The Cost of Living in 1940
Prices and Wages in 1930 - 1939
The People History - Food, Groceries and Toiletries in the 1930s: Prices
The People History - Clothes in the 1930s: Prices
Library at University of Missouri - 1940-1949 Prices and Wages
The People History - Food, Groceries and Toiletries in the 1940s Prices
The People History - Clothes in the 1940s Prices
Datafiles of Historical Prices and Wages
Curbed NY - What Would $50 In 1940 Rent A New Yorker Today?
Entertainment & Food
What did people eat in the Second World War?
Why was food rationed?
World Ward II - Food and Shopping
Food on the Front Home
What Did Children Eat During World War 2? (PDF)
World War Two Recipes
History Cookbook - World War 2 Recipes
The 1940’s Experiment: 100+ Wartime Recipes
Retro-Housewife: In the 1940s Kitchen: 1940s Recipes
A 1940s Menu: Food in the 1940s
Food Timeline: 1936 to 1940
Vintage Food Advertisement of the 1940s
World War II: Rest and Relaxation (Photos)
Chocolate! The Wars Secret Weapon - America in WWII Magazine
Chocolate - Energizing Soldiers
U.S. Coffee Rationing
The American Scholar: Rum and Coca-Cola
Wartime Canada - Food on the Home Front during the Second World War
Alberta Online Encyclopedia - World War II: Homefront in Alberta: Rationing
Wartime Canada - Recipe Ideas from BC Electric
Pop Culture Goes to War in the 1940s
WWII Guide: Wartime Hollywood
Rationing and Scrap Drives in Rural America
Baseball and World War II
Baseball Goes To War: The National Pastime in World War II
Entertainment in Britain During WWII
Entertainment Industry During World War II
World War II on the Radio
Wartime Entertainment WWII
Canadian War Museum - Art and War: Australia, Britain and Canada in the Second World War
The Forties and the Music of World War II
World War II Songs
Music 1940 - 1949
List of Billboard Number-One Singles of the 1940s
American Music During World War II
Role of Music in World War II
Entertainment in 1940 - 1949
Food Rations in the Japanese Forces
Makeshift Cooking, German Army, WW2
Radio in Nazi Germany
Newspapers in Nazi Germany
Films in Nazi Germany
Art in Nazi Germany
Hygiene, Health & Medicine
Medicine and World War II
Social Security - Life Expectancy from 1930s+
WWII Disease Table
History of WWII Medicine
The Use of Atabrine to Fight Malaria During World War II
The Use of Plasma During World War II
The Use of Morphine as a Pain Killer During World War II
Nursing and Medicine During World War II
The Army Nurse Corps in World War II
Equipment of a WWII Combat Medic
Personal Accounts of WWII Medics
WWII African American Combat Medics
Penicillin: Medicine’s Wartime Wonder Drug
Medicine in Germany, 1918 - 1945
World War II Exposures
Controlling Disease during World War II, 1939 - 1944
Health on the Home Front - Health Care and World War II
WAR & Military Mental Health
Mentally Ill and Jewish in World War II
U.S. Veterans Affairs Lobotomized Soldiers After World War II
Lobotomy For World War II Veterans: Psychiatric Care by U.S. Government
1930-45 in Fashion
Rationing Fashion in the United States
Fashion in the 1940s
1940s Make-Up Guide
1940’s Beauty Secrets
1940s Fashion: The Decade Captured in 40 Incredible Pictures (Photos)
1940s Rationing - Utility Clothing Fashion and Costume History
Women’s Clothing in 1940s
Fashion in 1940 - 1949
Fashion in the 1940s: Clothing Styles, Trends, Pictures & History
Fashion in the 1940s - Prices & Examples
What did they wear? Gas masks for all
What is Utility Wear?
The Front Line of British WWII Fashion
World War II and Fashion: The Birth of the New Look (PDF)
The impact of World War II on women’s fashion in the United States and Britain (PDF)
The History of Fashion WWI to WWII
Women’s Shoes in 1940s
Authentic WWII Era Hairstyle & How To
United States Army Uniforms in World War II
World War II German Uniform
List of World War II Uniforms and Clothing
LIFE.com - Fashion in Post-War Paris
WWII US Naval Dictionary
Glossary of German Military Terms
Military Slang: Terms Used By Soldiers in WWII
FUBAR F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition: Soldier Slang of World War II (General Military)
Military Slang For WWII
List of Ethnic Slurs by Ethnicity
The Racial Slur Database - Germans
Military Time Chart for 24 Hour Time Clock
Converting Standard Time to Military Time
WW2 Civilian Slang
Teen Slang of the 1940s
Words That Were: 1940–1949 (Canada)
Law Enforcement & Crimes
New Jersey State Police - History: 1940’s
New York State Police - History: 1940’s
Anaheim Police Department - History: 1940
Academia.edu - British Police Training in the 1940s and 1950s
Art Theft and Looting During World War II
Rape During the Occupation of Germany
War Rape in World War II
Allied War Crimes During World War II
Nazi Medical Experiments
World War II Crimes
Nazi War Crimes
German War Crimes Against Soviet Civilians
Nazi Crimes Against Soviet POWs
Execution of Women by the Nazi during World War II
World War II and the Holocaust
World War Two - German Prisoner of War Camps
List of WWII POW (Prisoner of War) Camps in Germany
German Prisoners of War in the United States
Japanese Prisoners of War in WWII
Sexual Slavery - Germany During WWII
German Military Brothels in World War II
Rape, Murder and Genocide: Nazi War Crimes as Described by German Soldiers
A flock of Vought F4U-1D Corsairs cruises near Seattle sometime after World War II. The fighters, belonging to the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit based at Sand Point, were glossy sea blue with international orange numbers and stripes.
Cold Day in the Sun by @robintcj:
In an alternate universe, Steve Rogers fell from the train during World War II instead of Bucky Barnes. Bucky took up the mantle of Captain America, while Steve became the new fist of HYDRA, the Winter Soldier. When Steve resurfaces and HYDRA falls, how will Steve reintegrate into society? How will he come to terms with the past, his actions, and find his way back to being Steve? And how will he and Tony deal with their developing feelings for one another?
Fixed by Pearl_Unplanned:
It would be better if there wasn’t a gun in a known assassin’s hand, but that was beside the point. He wasn’t sure if it was fear that kept him from pressing a button and calling to the other Avengers, or if it was wonder. Out of all people, this man, this killer, shouldn’t be coming to him. There had to be some sort of reason. And with the goggles gone, Tony was able to see that he wasn’t as blank of a slate as S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra seemed to think. “Steve Rogers,” the man whispered, and he had a look of concentration on his face. “Am I… Steve Rogers?” “You are.”
Never Broken by Pearl_Unplanned: (follow up to Fixed) Steve Rogers, the Winter Soldier, has been staying with the Avengers, trying to remember his past. Making friends with the team isn’t as hard as he may have originally thought, though ten triggering phrases may be the end of that.After all, will the Winter Soldier ever truly be free from Hydra’s control?