World war 2

This gallery is based around World War 2. Some of the pictures and paintings include war scenes, war posters, and some others. This gallery is meant to show multiple aspects of World War 2 and to entertain the viewer. 

Blitzed Site, LS Lowry, 1942 - 1942, From the collection of: The Lowry
LS Lowry worked as a fire watcher in Manchester. After a series of bombings he was the first one down to paint what the site looked like. This painting is what he saw after all the smoke cleared.
Fire at the Grand Palais during the liberation of Paris, 23 August 1944., © Photo by Xavier ROSSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images, 1944, From the collection of: Rmn-Grand Palais
This photo was taken a t the liberation of Paris is 1944. This photo was taken at a pivotal time of World War 2 and that's why it was chosen to be in this gallery.
War in Hawaiian Water. Japanese Torpedoes Attack Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor, Japanese, December 7, 1941, From the collection of: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
This picture was taken at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7, 1941. It is of a Japanese torpedo attack on The USA. This is important to this gallery and World War 2, because it is what brought the Us in the war.
Blind man in Belsen, Alan Moore, 1947, From the collection of: Australian War Memorial
On April 15, 1945 the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated and war artist Alan Moore was there to paint what he saw. This painting is of a blind man. It's important to the gallery becuase the holocaust was a key part of why the war was being fought.
Luggage taken by Jewish deportees, 1941/1943, From the collection of: Jewish Museum in Prague
This picture is of a Jewish man and boy being forced from their homes and being taken to presumably a concentration camp or to a ghetto. This is again is part of Hitler's holocaust which was a key part of World War 2.
The citadel, James GLEESON, 1945, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
This was painted by James Gleeson and was used to show the horrors and inhumanities of war. It doesn't actually depict anything from war but it is used to show war as a monster.
Clem Seale and Robert Emerson Curtis, Max Dupain, c.1944 - c.1944, From the collection of: National Portrait Gallery
This photo was taken of Robert Emerson Curtis making a painting. Curtis was at first a Camouflage Officer in the war until 1945 when he was appointed as Official War Artist. This photograph is in the gallery becuase it depicts an artist that was involved with World War 2.
This is an American War poster used to try and convince American citizens to buy war bonds for the war effort. This is in the gallery because it shows how the Americans used these kinds of posters to help support the war.
This is a German poster made by Kaske to try and boost the morale of the Germans for the war effort. These words were spoken by Adolf Hitler. This is in the gallery to show how the Hitler used posters like this to try and motivate Germans.
This is an American war poster used to try and convince the Americans to conserve things like gas, oil and food to help out the war cause. This was used to almost guilt Americans to not care about themselves as much and more on the war cause and that is why it is in the gallery.
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