Tag Archives: WWII

Julia Pirotte, Resistance in Marseille, 1944

Julia Pirotte, Deux partisans juifs, Marseille, 1944 (368.1983) Julia Pirotte, Les armes, Marseille, 1944 (362.1983) Julia Pirotte, L’Insurrection, Marseille, 1944 (363.1983) Julia Pirotte, Maquis near Venelles, 1944 (377.1983) Julia Pirotte, Une action près de gardanes, Marseille, 1944 (344.1983) Julia Pirotte, … 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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“The Imperial Army Is Now Crusading”

Front, “The Imperial Army, the Corner-stone of Asia,” No. 3-4, 1942 (2006.6.2) 1940: In Asia… Japanese soldiers stand sentinel at all key points of East Asia. Japanese troops advance to the Continent across the sea. Are they “Aggressors of Asia?” … Continue reading

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Books not bombs

Harrison, [Holland House library damaged during Nazi Blitz, London], October 23, 1940 (2014.44.1) Harrison, [Holland House library damaged during Nazi Blitz, London] [verso], October 23, 1940 (2014.44.1) London Landmark After Bombing London—The Roofless, Fire-gutted Library in Holland House, Lord Ilchester’s … Continue reading

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June 6, 1944

Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France] [verso], June 6, 1944 (2007.17.1) Robert Capa, [American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified man], ca. 1863 (2007.14.9) Unidentified Photographer, [Private Benjamin F. Smith, 11th U.S. Infantry. (One of the Civil War’s shortest soldiers.)], ca. 1875 (78.2004) Unidentified Photographer, [Unidentified man], ca. 1900-1910 (706.1990) Alva, [Unidentified woman and man], 1918 (1560.1990) … Continue reading

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