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World War II Photograph: Graves of U.S. Marines who died taking Tarawa, before headstones were prepared. In background are the first tents put up after occupation of the island.

Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa March

George Bush being rescued by the submarine, the U.S.S. Finback, after being shot down while on a bombing run of the Island of Chi Chi Jima, 09/02/1944.

Future President of the United States, George H. Bush being rescued by the submarine USS Finback after he bailed from his damaged TBM Avenger aircraft that was hit during a bombing run over the island of Chi Chi Jima in

Hiroahima after The Atomic Bomb - United States of North America commits the biggest genocide in the history of humanity takes the atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, killing 96% of its civilian population in its majority, leaving a 4% severely damaged by the effects of radiation on a act of shame - Pin it by GUSTAVO BUESO-JACQUIER

The city of Stalingrad in the summer of Ruined completely during the battle, Stalingrad was left with a few standing structures all of which were thoroughly gutted during the fighting. A landscape for snipers, off the map.

Photos from Guadalcanal—the site of the Allies’ first, pivotal offensive in the Pacific during World War II. See more: http://ti.me/1tGQwos  (Ralph Morse—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Guadalcanal, Rare and Classic Photos From WWII - LIFE The story behind the skull on the tank is very good.

The Battle of Dutch Harbor took place on 3–4 June 1942, when the Imperial Japanese Navy launched two aircraft carrier raids on the United States Army barracks and the US Navy base at Dutch Harbor, during the Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. Aleutian Island Campaign.

Bombed by the Japanese during WWll Battle of Dutch Harbor, the ship's remnant hulk sank at a mooring in Captain's Bay in

In 1942 the Japanese won the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines and began the Bataan Death March, a forcible march of American and Filipino  prisoners of war that resulted in thousands of deaths...sorry that I pined a gruesome historical event today but since I lived in the Philippines and have studied its history this is a subject of interest to me.

Japanese troops celebrating victory at Bataan, Luzon, Philippines, 9 Apr

Marine en Tarawa

Marine of the Marine Division rests and drinks from his canteen on the beaches of Betio Island, Tarawa Atoll, Nov.