Tag Archives: W. Eugene Smith 1944-45

“An Affirmation of Life” 1945-46

W. Eugene Smith, Marine Demolition Team Blasting Out a Cave on Hill 382, Iwo Jima, March 1945 (2008.55.9) Life’s Cover The scene of demolition on Iwo Jima symbolizes the saga of battle that in years to come will take on … Continue reading

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“Hospital on Leyte,” November 1944

W. Eugene Smith, A Hospital in a Philippine Cathedral (Island of Leyte), 1944 (2008.55.3) In their church which has become hospital, barefoot Filipino women worship only a few feet from the expressionless mask of a burned American officer. Life, December … Continue reading

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“The Toll of the Victory was Heavy,” June 1944

LIFE, August 28, 1944, pp. 74-5 Saipan Eyewitness Tells of the Island Fight by Robert Sherrod Photographs for LIFE by Peter Stackpole and W. Eugene Smith Marines Follow Tanks Against Last Jap Defenders as Machine Gunners Keep Japs Down. Three … Continue reading

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“War’s Terror Struck at the Innocent,” June 1944

W. Eugene Smith, Frontline soldier with canteen, Saipan, June 1944 (E.L.1981.13) W. Eugene Smith, [Saipan civilians smoked out of cave], June 1944 (1582.2005) W. Eugene Smith, [Saipan civilians smoked out of cave] [verso], June 1944 (1582.2005) W. Eugene Smith, [Woman … Continue reading

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