In this photo from May 6, 1965, the Ohio State AFROTC (U.S. Air Force ROTC) girls’ auxiliary marches at the annual President’s Corps Day Review on the Oval.
Dispatch photographer William Blackstone won first-place honors for the photo in a National Press Photographers contest — an accomplishment almost as great as getting such a large group to march in high-heeled unison across a soft, spring lawn.
A flag of the Soviet Union is raised atop the Reichstag by two Soviet soldiers in a photograph captured by Yevgeny Khaldei, signifying an end to the Battle of Berlin. Although a flag had been raised two days earlier, it had been too dark to take a photo; it wasn’t until the 2nd of May that the opportunity arose again.
By the end of the battle there were well over one million casualties combined, and the city laid in ruins. Less than a week later came the unconditional surrender of Germany and the end of WWII in Europe.
Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902-1942), younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI. Married Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark in 1934, had three children: Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Michael. Was killed in an airplane crash.
Both before and after his marriage, Prince George had a long string of affairs with both men and women, from socialites to Hollywood celebrities. The Duke of Kent is said to have been addicted to drugs (notably morphine and cocaine) and reportedly was blackmailed by a male prostitute to whom he wrote intimate letters. Another of his reported sexual liaisons was with his distant cousin Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia. Art historian Anthony Blunt was reputedly another intimate.