Video: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photographs

Have your say

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

The chilling images illustrate how the landscape was scarred with bomb craters and ruined buildings after major cities endured six years of Allied bombings.

Picture: SWNS

Picture: SWNS

In one poignant photograph taken in May 1946, a British soldier is seen stood looking over Hamburg, contemplating the country’s future.

PA library file dated 09/04/2003 of a man smoking a cigarette. A leading medical journal, Friday December 5, 2003, called for an outright ban on smoking and cigarettes. The Lancet editorial pointed out that 80% of people in the UK were non-smokers. They had "the right to freedom from exposure to proven carcinogens," said the journal. See PA story SCIENCE Smoking. PA Photo.

Leeds Nostaliga: Back seat for bus smokers in 1979