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Timeline for 1945

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Asia • Iwo Jima 
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Joe Rosenthal
The flag raising on Iwo Jima 
1945, 23 Febuary (taken)
Joe Rosenthal takes the photograph of the Flag raising on Iwo Jima showing six marines putting up a large flag on Mount Suribachi. It quickly becomes one of the iconic American war photographs.
 
A feature film Flags of Our Fathers (2006) , directed by Clint Eastwood, retells the story. (23 February 1945) [Read about]
Asia • Japan 
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Unidentified photographer
Nakasaki Mushroom Cloud 
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Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in Japan. The tail gunner of the Enola Gay, Sgt. George R. Caron, took a roll of film of the detonation. (6 August 1945) [Read about]
Asia • Japan 
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Yosuke Yamahata
A-Bomb Terror in Nagasaki, Japan 
1945, 10 August
Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in Japan. (9 August 1945)
Europe • Czechoslovakia 
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Jindrich Styrsky
Book cover for Jindrich Styrsky "Na jehlßch techto dni -- On the Needles of These Days. Text by Jindrich Heisler, design by Karel Teige" (Prague: F.R. Borovy, 1945) 
1945
Jindrich Styrsky and Jindrich Heisler publish Na jehlach techto dni [On the Needles of these Days].
Europe • Germany 
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Yevgeny Khaldei
Soldiers raising the flag of Soviet Union on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin 
1945, 2 May
Yevgeny Khaldei photographs the placing of a Soviet flag on the Reichstag in Berlin showing that the European phase of the Second World War is nearly over. (2 May 1945) [Read about
  
Witness to History: The Photographs of Yevgeny Khaldei 
  
Evgenii Khaldei; Alice Nakhimovsky (Contributor); Alexander Nakhimovsky; Alexander D. Nakimovsky; & Alice S. Nakimovsky
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
 
North America • USA 
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Alexey Brodovitch
Book cover for Alexey Brodovitch "Ballet" (New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945) 
1945
Alexey Brodovitch publishes Ballet (New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945).
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André Kertész
Book cover for André Kertész "Day of Paris" (New York: J.J. Augustin, 1945) 
1945
André Kertész publishes Day of Paris.
North America • USA 
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Weegee
Book cover for Weegee "Naked City" (New York: Essential Books) 
1945
Weegee (Arthur Fellig) publishes Naked City
  
Naked City (A Da Capo Paperback) 
  
Weegee
Click here to buy this book from Amazon
 
North America • USALIFE in the USA runs the Holocaust photographs taken at Buchenwald in April 1945 by Lee Miller with the statement "Dead men will have indeed died in vain if live men refuse to look at them." (7 May 1945)
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Alfred Eisenstaedt
VJ Day in Times Square 
1945
V-J Day ended the hostilities of the Second World War and was a time of celebrations for the Allies. The photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt catches the atmosphere of the occasion when anybody could kiss anybody and get away with it. The photograph is fascinating because of the numbers of people who claimed to be the sailor or the nurse involved to learn more about it go to http://time.com/3517476/v-j-day-1945-a-nation-lets-loose/ (14 August 1945) [Read about]
 
  

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