At Saipan in 1943, hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide rather than surrender to the Americans. As the Marines were clearing hiding Japanese from local caves, they found this infant, wedged face-down in the dirt, under a rock, nearly dead. One of the famous images of World War II, W. Eugene Smith's photo caught a rare moment of both brutality and gentleness that was unique in the annals of war photography.

At 75, 'Life' Revisits Its First Cover Story

At Saipan in 1943, hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide rather than surrender to the Americans. As the Marines were clearing hiding Japanese from local caves, they found this infant, wedged face-down in the dirt, under a rock, nearly dead. One of the famous images of World War II, W. Eugene Smith's photo caught a rare moment of both brutality and gentleness that was unique in the annals of war photography.

German soldier splashing in puddles in the 1940s

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German soldier splashing in puddles in the 1940s

I was a child in the 1960s in the US during the Vietnam (American) War. I was 10 in 1968. My only knowledge of the war was bloody battles shown on the 6 O’Clock news. Dinner time. We would eat dinn…

What was it Like to be a Child in 1968 Vietnam

I was a child in the 1960s in the US during the Vietnam (American) War. I was 10 in 1968. My only knowledge of the war was bloody battles shown on the 6 O’Clock news. Dinner time. We would eat dinn…

Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

Feb. 23, 1945: The Raising of OUR Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photo that was taken in 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. 5 U.S. Marines & a U.S. Navy corpsman raised OUR flag of the U.S. atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. Of the 6 men depicted in the photo, 3 (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block, & Michael Strank) were killed during the battle; the 3 survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon, & Ira Hayes) became National Heroes upon their identification in the photo....

In memory of our Vietnam troops.

In memory of our Vietnam troops.

Bill "the Kid" Dalgleish, Helicopter Pilot, Vietnam War

Bill "the Kid" Dalgleish, Helicopter Pilot, Vietnam War

WW2 - Allemagne pretty sure Rusty and I could do this. Just make sure there is an ambulance waiting. Ha.

WW2 - Allemagne pretty sure Rusty and I could do this. Just make sure there is an ambulance waiting. Ha.

Jesse Owens wins gold in Nazi Germany, 1936.

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Jesse Owens wins gold in Nazi Germany, 1936.

Er komt een britse soldaat langs en de kinderen horen hem zeggen dat de boerderij "geschikt" is, voor ze het weten worden ze allemaal uit elkaar gehaald. Alleen Daisy en haar nichtje Piper waar ze een goede band mee heeft gekregen blijven samen en worden naar een pleeggezin gebracht.

Er komt een britse soldaat langs en de kinderen horen hem zeggen dat de boerderij "geschikt" is, voor ze het weten worden ze allemaal uit elkaar gehaald. Alleen Daisy en haar nichtje Piper waar ze een goede band mee heeft gekregen blijven samen en worden naar een pleeggezin gebracht.

World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War (22 June 1941 – 9 May 1945). "We shall Defend to the Death." Photo by Emmanuil Evzerikhin. 1943 or 1944.

World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War (22 June 1941 – 9 May 1945). "We shall Defend to the Death." Photo by Emmanuil Evzerikhin. 1943 or 1944.

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