27 Amazing Photos of World War Two in Color

Last updated on February 8th, 2023 at 03:01 pm

Experience history like never before with our stunning color photos from World War Two collection. From the front lines to everyday life, these photos vividly illustrate one of the most transformative periods in modern history. So get ready to be transported back in time and see the war in a new light.

Maori soldiers perform the Haka during King George II’s visit. Helwan, Egypt, 1941. Color by James D. Vorster

US Army soldier, Pfc. David Kenyon Webster, poses with the local population of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 1944. Color by @colourisedpieceofjake on IG

A Soviet POW photographed wearing an SN-42 Steel breastplate body armor with three bullet impacts in 1944. Color by Julius Colorization. ⁠

Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt shortly after the Casablanca Conference. Marrakesh, Morocco, 1943. Color by jecinci.

A New Zealand soldier smoking a pipe in the Egyptian desert, 1942. Color by rwhitecolor.

Paratroopers training at RAF Ringway in Cheshire, England, 1942. Color by Piece of Jake.

Winston Churchill poses with a Tommy gun, 1940.

A US Marine with a bullet hole in his helmet posing for a photo. Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Pacific theater, 1943. Color by Piece of Jake

Eighth Route Army soldier eating. Shaanxi province, China, 1944. Photo by Julius Colorization.

Lewis Nixon of the 101st Airborne Division reaching for some wine after a heavy night of drinking, 1945. Color by Mads Madsen.

Colonel Hubert Zemke photographed in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt. RAF Manston in Kent, UK, 1944. Color by Renee Colours

US 17th Airborne Paratroopers with Mohawks being briefed before they jump across the Rhine. Color by Piece of Jake.

Private L. C. Byrd manning a 50. cal of an M4 Sherman. Nancy, France, 1944. Color by Julius Colorization.⁠

American troops heading for the beaches at Oran in Algeria during Operation ‘Torch,’ 1942. Color by Colourized Jackson.

Italian partisan, Prosperina Vallet, photographed in the mountains of Valle d’Aosta, 1944. Color by Julius Colorization. ⁠

A British soldier stands guard on a beach in England, 1941. Color by Seb Colorisation.

Italian partisan, Stefano Candela in Piedmont, Italy, 1944. Color by Julius Colorization.

A US soldier takes a rest during the Battle of Buna-Gona. Papua New Guinea, 1943.

US Army soldiers training with the Thompson submachine gun, Daniel Field, Georgia, 1943. Color by Joshua Barrett

Dutch resistance fighters celebrating the liberation of Breda by the Polish 1st Armored Division in 1944.

Servicemen and civilians celebrating V-E Day in New York City, United States, 1945. Color by HPR color.

Corporal Charles “Chuck” Lindberg during the battle for Iwo Jima, 1945. Color by Combat Art.

British soldiers operating a 6 pounder artillery piece in the Egyptian desert, 1942.

The US 1st Infantry Divison set sail from Weymouth, England, heading to Omaha Beach in Normandy, June, 1944. Color by Jecinci.

A US marine poses with a scouting dog, Guam, 1944. Color by Marco Chiesa.

Father Christmas carrying presents on Regent Street in London, 1940.

A German refugee sits in the ruins of Cologne, Germany, 1945. Color by JHL Colorizing.

Wounded American soldiers getting airlifted from Manila, Philippines after US forces recaptured the city from the Japanese in 1945. Color by colourisedpieceofjake

A bomb crew poses with a bomb with the words “Merry Christmas painted on it. Color by @reneecolours

US Army soldiers return home to the United States at the end of the Second World War in Europe. August 1945. Color by @colourisedpieceofjake

A Finnish soldier photographed in Rukajärvi, September 1941. Color by @jhlcolorizing

If you enjoyed these photos of WW2 in color, learn more about how colorized photos are bringing history to life.

3 thoughts on “27 Amazing Photos of World War Two in Color”

  1. Loved looking at these. I was hoping there might be a pic or two of the 2nd Div Medical Corps . My dad was a career medic and became an officer at DDAY when his commanding officer was killed. At that time, the battlefield commissions were permanent .
    My dad was also at Battle of the Bulge.

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