Locations on HISTORY

  • Italy

    The Italian front in World War I is often overlooked, forgotten or viewed as a sideshow to the larger campaigns on the Western and Eastern Fronts but for the Italian people, their involvement in WWI produced significant loss and human suffering.

  • Mons

    St. Symphorien cemetery lies 2 km from Mons, where there are two simple war graves, just a few feet apart that mark the final resting place of John Parr and George Ellison – the first and last British soldiers to die in combat in WW1. 

  • Battle of Gettysburg

    In three days in July 1863, over 50,000 were killed or injured in the previously quiet farm town of Gettysburg. This town would play host to the most decisive battle of the American Civil War

WW1 Locations

circa 1915: Troops landing at Anzac Cove in the Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  Gallipoli is one of the most infamous campaigns of the First World War...
Wounded British prisoners being escorted by a German soldier on the Menin Road. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  The Western Front was always the decisive theatre of the First World...
WW1 cementery
  St. Symphorien lies 2 km from Mons, where John Parr and George Ellison...
1914: Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) and General French walk their horses together on manoeuvres during World War I. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
  Simplified to ‘Plug Street’ by soldiers stationed there, the Belgium...
Italy-WW1-Isonzo-Campaign
  Italy’s involvement in World War I is often neglected with the Western...
1918: A commanding officer and staff of the US 58th Infantry Regiment discuss the next step in the Meuse-Argonne advance on a make shift operations table. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
  Just ten days after America’s one day victory debut, its army fought in...

WW2 Locations

1944: Burnt-out shells of houses in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. More than 600 villagers were annihilated by German forces on 10th June 1944, for reasons which remain unclear. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
  On 10 June 1940, 642 inhabitants of a French village, from a new-born...
Captured RAF officers at Stalag Luft 3, 1944. It was from here that 76 POWs made a break for freedom, forming the inspiration for the war film 'The Great Escape'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  Colditz Castle, near Dresden in Germany, was home to Allied POWs during...
  In May 1940, the German army was ready to finish off the half million...
23rd April 1945: American troops marching through the ruins of Nuremberg. (Photo by Horace Abrahams/Keystone/Getty Images)
  The medieval city that became infamous as the backdrop for the Nazi...
Canadian troops returning from raid on Dieppe
  Operation Jubilee took place on 19 August 1942. The last time the...
A view from one of the 150 Allied B17 Flying Fortress bombers attacking the San Lorenzo freight yard and steel factory in Rome, 19th July 1943. During the raid, a total of 521 allied aircraft bombed three targets in the city. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  In June 1940, Germany had effectively defeated France and ejected the...
September 1944: Allied Sherman tanks crossing the newly-captured bridge at Nijmegen in Holland during their advance as part of 'Operation Market Garden'. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
  In September 1944 the Allies made a bold but ill-fated attempt to cross...
6th June 1944: Reinforcements disembarking from a landing barge at Normandy during the Allied Invasion of France on D-Day. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
  The Allied troops landed on five Normandy beaches early on the morning...
13th May 1945: Crowds welcome British troops on Jersey during the liberation of the Channel Islands. (Photo by Harry Shepherd/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
  The occupation of the five Channel Islands between June 1940 and May...
Auschwitz extermination and concentration camp in Poland
  When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, they began the...
February 1940: French troops show their British allies the gun emplacement along the Maginot Line, which was believed to be impregnable but which in fact fell rapidly when the Germans advanced. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
  Nearly two million French troops manned the Maginot Line in May 1940...
Battle of the Bulge, Six United States soldiers from the 7th Armored Division are patrolling St. Vith during the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Offensive or the Von Rundtstedt Offensive. January 1945. St. Vith is under attack by Wehrmacht forces. The defenders are led by the 7th Armored Division. Belgium. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)
  The Battle of the Bulge, which is also known the Ardennes Offensive,...

Other Locations

American helicopters hover above armed U.S. soldiers, preparing to lift them from combat back to their base in Tay Ninh. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images)
  In 1965, the covert war the U.S. had waged in Vietnam for nearly 15...
Gettysburg Re-enactment
  In three days in July 1863, over 50,000 were killed or injured in the...
Men dressed as Napoleon's soldiers fight in a reeanactment of the battle of Waterloo on June 21, 2009 with some 1,200 other history enthusiasts.
  On Sunday 18th June 1815, near the village of Waterloo just south of...