Once upon a time, in the 16th century AD existed the master of all prophecies, Nostradamus. This man was able to see future and predict it with such a perfection as if he has read the universe. The same Nostradamus had once said:
"From the depths of the West of Europe,
A young child will be born of poor people
He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop
His fame will increase towards the realm of the East."
Almost 78 years ago from today, this prediction had come true, and it turned out that the young child was none other than Adolf Hitler who had attacked Poland and initiated the deadliest war in human's history. It is said that more than 7,30,00,000 people lost their lives in the world war II, including millions of innocent civilians.
Some photographers, while some soldiers and everyone who could afford a camera at those times captured the grizzly pictures of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima. Heart-rending photographs which show injured people on the street, armies taking control over the states and streets full of corpses. All of it happened in a few minutes after the US had launched 'The Little Boy' missile on Japan.
Have a look!
The rare picture captured on October 5, 1939, shows Adolf Hitler saluting his troops of the German Wehrmacht in Warsaw, after the invasion of Poland.
The picture shows the US President, Franklin D. Roosevelt officially signing the Declaration of War against Japan on December 8, 1941.
A rare picture is showing the terror which was caused on the invasion of France by Nazi Army. A man identified as Jerôme Barzetti was weeping after coming to know about the fall of Paris in 1940. This image first appeared in public on 1940 issue of Life Magazine.
These pictures were historic not only because they portrayed the inhumanity which nations displayed to kill the innocent people, but also because it was the first time when the aftermath of the war was covered so profoundly.
This photograph shows the victims of the Hiroshima, Japan injured and waiting for the rescue.
The impact of the atomic bomb, 'The Little Boy' from the USA was so massive that it destroyed the entire Japanese city.
Famously known as the 'Angel of death,' Mengele was a Nazi doctor at Auschwitz examination camp who used to carry out first experiments in execution camp at selected prisons on inmates.
Mother is breastfeeding her child in the aftermath of the world war two. People were homeless, and there was nothing like privacy in those times. It was in the 1945s, to be precise.
This picture was taken when Germans' planes dropped the bombs on London, England over the city in 1940.
This photograph was clicked just two days before the death of Adolf Hitler on 28th April 1945. He committed suicide on 30th April 1945 along with his wife.
If you go by numbers, more than a million African-American soldiers participated in colonial powers in World War II. Though, the survivors received only a little recognition and compensation.
This historic photograph was captured by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. It shows six US Army soldiers raising the national flag on Iwo Jima, atop of the Mount Suribachi during the World War II.
The photographs show General Omar Bradley (centre) with General George Patton (left) of US Army and General Bernard Law Montgomery (right) from British Army.
The end of Nazi Army. The picture shows three dead German officers Waffen-SS Troops dead on the ground.
In this photograph, the Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill seating together during the Yalta Conference on February 4-11, 1945.
The American army took this picture. Famously known as the 'mushroom cloud,' the image shows how offensive the explosion was when the USA dropped the atomic bomb.
That's all, folks!