11 Very Rare Photos Taken During WWII In San Francisco

World War II is undoubtedly a dramatic and defining point in history. These photos are engaging and gripping because it shows the ever-changing and unpredictable effects of life during war. We have found rare photos and video footage that will take you to a different time in San Francisco. As we approach the New Year, let’s remember to learn from our past as we look ahead to our future.

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11. San Francisco/Redwood City: September 2, 1945

This video clip provided by Jeff Quitney shows footage during and after wartime in San Francisco.

For more historic San Francisco, check out these 10 Historic Neighborhoods In San Francisco That Will Take You Back In Time.