News in pictures the second world war

First, in 1942 the Axis confidently moving towards its own military purposes, while the anti-Hitler coalition forces were still recovering from the blow, and develop a broad strategy. Japan took control of the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, occupying Burma, Malaya, the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines and Singapore. Germany regrouped on the Eastern Front, recorded several Russian attacks and preparing for a summer offensive. At this time the South American bombers made a successful attack on Japan commanded by Lt. Col. James Doolittle, and British forces destroyed the principal dock in German-occupied French town of Saint-Nazaire. Most of the aircraft involved in the "Doolittle Raid", landed in China, where he met the support of village residents who remembered about Japanese repression, during which killed about 250 thousand Chinese. After the surrender of the Philippines 10's of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were captured by the Japanese invaders, it was foreseen that the Japanese advance. During the march to the POW camp, known under the title of "Bataan death march", the Japanese invaders destroyed thousands of exhausted and emaciated by hunger fighter.

One of the 16 medium-range bombers acts B-25 "Mitchell" U.S. Air Force takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier "Hornet" to make an air raid on the Japanese archipelago, April 18, 1942. The attack, which will go down in history under the title "Doolittle Raid", inflicted little damage, but lifted the morale of the Yankees after the attack on Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo)

A crew member inspects own bomber on board an aircraft carrier "Hornet" in preparation for the "Doolittle Raid", April 18, 1942. (NARA)

Members of the crew number one, who took part in the "Doolittle Raid", posing against the backdrop bombers. Photo: Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle, the pilot, Lt. Richard E. Cole, the second pilot, Lt. Henry A. Potter, navigator, Sergeant Fred A. Bremer, bombardier, Sgt Paul J. Leonard, flight engineer / gunner. (US Air Force photo)

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South American B-25B bombers are on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier "Hornet", which is close to the place where planes fly in a raid on Tokyo, April 13, 1942. In the background is floating frigate. (AP Photo)

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U.S. Air Force bomber B-25B takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier "Hornet" to make the historic raid on Tokyo led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle, April 18, 1942. On board each bomber was about 250 kg high-explosive and incendiary bombs one. (AP Photo)

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Smoke rises from the targets hit in Tokyo after the attack bombers carried out the "Doolittle Raid", April 18, 1942. Bombers were not able to get back on board the aircraft carrier "Hornet", and when they began to run fuel, they tried to land on the ground in China. (NARA)

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Ryozo Asano (left), representative of the Association of Japanese companies or zaibatsu, inspects the ruins of its own steel plant in Tokyo after the first U.S. air raid on the capital of the Land of the Rising Sun, April 18, 1942. His assistant accompanies. As a result, an air strike affected 13 sites, including the tank farm, and a steel mill being built aircraft carrier, and killed about 50 Japanese. (AP Photo)

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Four crew members who parachuted from the plane number 14, who participated in the "Doolittle Raid", go on a Chinese village to the rest of the South American pilots in April 1942. Most of the crew members made an emergency landing in China or ejected. (AP Photo / US Army Air Force)

Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who commanded the air raid on Tokyo in 1942, refers to the aircraft industry workers in the factory aerospace company «North American Aviation», June 1, 1942. He said that "Shangri-La", fabrications country, which President Roosevelt referred to the birthplace of the bombers, "is at the plant of the company« North American Aviation ». (AP Photo)

This photo village of Lidice in Czechoslovakia was made shortly before the Germans burned it to the ground in 1942. May 27 1942 , was killed by a high-ranking Nazi bureaucrat Reinhard Heydrich. Soon Adolf Hitler issued an order to kill every village that could conceal assassins to execute all her boys, ladies send to concentration camps, and suitable for Germanization give kids a German family. Lidice was home to the Czech resistance fighters, and June 10, Hitler's orders were given to the implementation. All 192 men over the age of 16 were shot. (AP Photo / Czech News Agency)

German soldiers stand near the bodies of boys after the mass executions in the village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in June 1942. In total, as a result of Nazi persecution killed 340 inhabitants of Lidice: 192 men, 60 women and 88 children. The village was burned, and the remaining ruins razed to the ground. A couple of years later, was built near the new village of Lidice. (LOC)

A camera mounted on board the British destroyer "Spitfire", recorded the moment when he was shot down by German aircraft "Focke-Wulf Fw 190", May 1942. (AP Photo)

Spring thaw, followed by a flood, made on the Russian front challenging conditions. In the picture: German soldiers wade in the cool water, May 23, 1942. (AP Photo)

The human body, which, according to Russian sources, were shot by German soldiers lie in the Proletarian region of Rostov-on-Don, February 18, 1942. In late 1941 and in 1942, German troops captured a couple of times and lost Rostov-on-Don, but in 1943 the Russian army ousted the Nazis just out of town. (AP Photo)

Sergeant Dorzhiev, Russian sniper who shot 181 German fighters on the Leningrad front, looking through binoculars, 1942. (LOC)

View of the village on the Russian front the band after the retreat of the German fighter 1942 year. (AP Photo)

The Nazis shot Russian peaceful inhabitants, who sits on the edge of their mass grave, in Babi Yar, a ravine known catastrophically in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, 1942 year. Between 1941 and 1942 the Nazis executed at Babi Yar, from 100 to 150 thousand Jews, Russian prisoners of war, communists, gypsies, patriots and peaceful inhabitants. (AP Photo)

Russian soldiers approaching Moscow with German prisoners of war, February 10, 1942. (AP Photo)

Ancestors are the body's own son died near the town of Kerch Kerch peninsula Crimea, April 4, 1942. Russian and German troops fought on the terrain of the peninsula since the end of 1941. The decisive battle, bearing the title of the Kerch-Feodosiya landing operation was accomplished in May 1942. As a result, the operation Germany occupied the area. (AP Photo)

Crimean flat landscape — an unsafe place for fighting. German infantrymen lay on the ground, taking cover from enemy fire, Jan. 7, 1942. (AP Photo)

Fighter sets the speaker to transmit propaganda of the German soldiers, the USSR, April 21, 1942. (AP Photo)

Warped British destroyer «Campbeltown» is in dry dock in the town of Saint-Nazaire in occupied France, Germans, March 28, 1942. On board the destroyer «Campbeltown» bombs were slow action that exploded, killing more than 300 German fighter and damaged the dock. (Deutsches Bundesarchiv / German Federal Archive)

The German soldier inspects the battlefield in the port town of Saint-Nazaire, Normandy, France, April 1, 1942. On the ground, lie the bodies of the British soldier who died in battle against the Nazi invaders on March 28. In the battle involved 600 fighter, 169 of them were killed and 215 were captured. (AP Photo / Schlemmer-Atl)

Wounded British prisoner of war sits on the ground in the town of Saint-Nazaire, Normandy, France, after the battle in March 1942. (Deutsches Bundesarchiv / German Federal Archive)

The soldiers of the 160th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army saves up to go to the landing craft during a training exercise on the peninsula of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, March 1942. (AP Photo)

Malay fighters fleeing the battlefield to defend its own peninsula, February 10, 1942. Soon the Japanese occupied the peninsula and replaced the English in Singapore. (AP Photo)

A Chinese man and his daughter eating rice silent amid the ruins after the attack on the land of the rising sun in Singapore, February 26, 1942. (AP Photo)

Ladies and kids were evacuated from Singapore just before the Japanese invasion. In the photo: Lady with shopping bags and packages are recorded before boarding the ship, March 9, 1942. (AP Photo)

Malay mother weeps beside the body's own baby (right), who was killed by shrapnel bombs during the 1 st of the last air raids land of the rising sun before the surrender of the town, Singapore, March 13, 1942. (AP Photo)

Workers clean the ruins in Singapore after the Japanese air raid on the British naval base, Jan. 17, 1942. (AP Photo)

The surrender of Singapore, March 20, 1942. Man, which sits on the left towards the viewer — Japanese commander, General Tomoyuki Yamashita. A guy on the front right of the plan (in profile) — British commander Arthur Ernest Percival. (AP Photo)

A huge cargo ship slowly sinks beneath the water after the bombing of the 1 st of Singapore docks, February 12, 1942. Smoke rises and also from other affected sites. This photograph was made the Information Agency Associated Press, who was one of the last to leave the besieged port. (AP Photo/ C. Yates McDaniel)

South American fighter sits in a trench on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines, getting ready to throw a bomb in the coming Japanese tank, in April 1942. (AP Photo)

Soldiers fired from a South American fortifications on the peninsula of Corregidor in Manila Bay, Philippines, May 6, 1942. (AP Photo)

Japanese soldiers fired flame throwers on fortified enemy positions on the peninsula of Corregidor, Philippines, May 1942. (NARA)

Smoke rises from burning buildings behind the wall that separates the area of Intramuros, Manila, April 30, 1942. Anti-aircraft guns and the men were taken out of churches, schools and government buildings for
the day before the General MacArthur declared Manila an open city. (AP Photo)

South American fighters who surrender pass gun Japanese invaders at the naval base «Mariveles» on the Bataan Peninsula, Philippines, April 1942. (AP Photo)

Japanese soldiers guarding the American prisoners of war before the Bataan death march in 1942. This picture has been kidnapped by the Japanese during the Japanese occupation, which lasted 3 years. (AP Photo / US Marine Corps)

Captivated by the South American and Filipino soldiers are on the road during the Bataan death march after the surrender of Bataan, Philippines, April 9, 1942. 75 Japanese invaders forced thousands of American and Filipino prisoners of war march in the new camp O'Donnell, who was in 97 km from the base «Mariveles». During the march, the Japanese soldiers jeered at a three-month siege of the exhausted prisoners and bayoneted or unhealthy stragglers fighter. (AP Photo)

South American prisoners of war are unhealthy and wounded during the Bataan death march in April 1942. This picture has been kidnapped by the Japanese during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, which lasted 3 years. (AP Photo / US Army)

These pictures were taken prisoners of war during the Bataan death march in April 1942. Their hands were tied behind his back. Data on the number of deaths during the march vary from 5 to 10 thousand Filipino and 600 to 650 American prisoners of war died on the way to Camp O'Donnell. Thousands soldier died in the camp in the following weeks. (NARA)

Wave covers the main deck of the tanker "Neosho" and washes away the crew members who run the aircraft carrier "Yorktown", first in May 1942 before the battle of the Coral Sea in the Pacific. "Neosho" was lost in this battle. (NARA)

The aircraft of the U.S. Navy bombards Japanese aircraft carrier during a fight in the Coral Sea in June 1942. This battle was the first naval battle in history, when the court of the opposing party does not beheld each other and have not made a single shot. (AP Photo)

Crew members leave the aircraft carrier "Lexington", struck by Japanese torpedoes and bombs during the battle of the Coral Sea. Destroyer (next to the aircraft carrier) takes on board surviving sailors. In the end, the destroyer "Phelps' released in warped torpedo aircraft carrier, sending it to the bottom. (US Navy Aviation Museum)

The aircraft carrier "Lexington" explodes during a fight in the Coral Sea in June 1942. More than 200 of the 2,951 crew members recessed together with his ship. Although Japan has won the tactical battle, as a result many of its ships were not ready for the role in the Battle of Midway, which took place a month later. (AP Photo)

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