Photos of British singer Vera Lynn are seen in a window, as her funeral procession is led through the village of Ditchling, southern England, July 10, 2020.
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Squadron Leader Douglas Bader CO of No Squadron seated on his Hawker Hurricane after the Battle of France, September 1940.
Devon S A (F/O), Royal Air Force official photographer, Imperial War Museum
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The Cap Arcona burning.
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