Dog Rip. A search and rescue dog who found one hundred victims of air raids in London

Rip, 1941. Rip was a search and rescue dog who found one hundred victims of air raids in London between 1940 and 1941. He received the Dickin Medal for bravery in 1945.

Thought at first Rip stood for Rest In Peace and they named him 1941 after the year he was found , kind of like the TV show ‘Hart to Hart’ where the dog was called Freeway because they found him on the freeway.

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Boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing.

Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London, ca. 1945.

Boy sitting in the rubble of his home where his parents lie buried after a V-2 bomb hit, London, January 1945

“I was told he had come back from playing and found his house a shambles—his mother, father and brother dead under the rubble…he was looking up at the sky, his face an expression of both confusion and defiance. The defiance made him look like a young Winston Churchill. This photograph was used by IBM to publicize a show in London. The boy grew up to become a truck driver after the war, and walking past the IBM offices, he recognized his picture.”

From Toni Frissell: Photographs 1933-1967

Antoinette (Toni) Frissell was born on 10th of March in 1907 in New York. She branched out during WWII as a war photographer, an interesting job for a female in that time. Also known for her fashion photography e.g. Lady in the Water.

Source: chucklinli

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepts Japanese surrender

Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepts Japanese surrender, USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945.

Behind MacArthur are Generals Wainwright and Percival, the officers who had respectively surrendered the Philippines and Singapore to the Japanese. Both had been plucked out of Japanese prison camps at the armistice and flown in to be present at the ceremony.

Color footage of the occasion:

Carrier plane flyover at the ceremony:

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