Sometimes you just need to look at photos from World War II…

  • Yeah, but I hear the HOA fees are insane… Caves in Tobruk where British troops lived during the siege, March 28, 1942. (Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
  • Just a touch larger than your average 18-inch shell. (Getty Images)
  • Seems legit. Royal Air Force volunteers train to be gunners. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
  • Safety first. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images)
  • A little gallows humor. A sign erected by Australian troops on the Alamein Road during the North Africa campaign. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
  • Just a little bit off the top? (Getty Images)
  • “Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge." (Getty Images)