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Preparation for the traditional burial at sea for those killed on the USS Saratoga by Japanese kamikazes during the Battle of Iwo Jima, Feb 1945

Preparation for the traditional burial at sea for those killed on the USS Saratoga by Japanese kamikazes during the Battle of Iwo Jima, Feb 1945

/ April 05, 2013 / 44

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Senior Lieutenant Vasily Sergeyevich Efremov, the future Hero of the Soviet Union, the night before a flight, 1942

Senior Lieutenant Vasily Sergeyevich Efremov, the future Hero of the Soviet Union, the night before a flight, 1942

/ April 05, 2013 / 46

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We must be the great arsenal of democracy.

— President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 29 December 1940

April 05, 2013, 3:11pm / 24

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A factory worker finishes off 105mm high explosive shells for the M101 howitzer

A factory worker finishes off 105mm high explosive shells for the M101 howitzer

Source / April 05, 2013 / 151

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Orderlies carry the wounded off the field in Bougainville, 1944

Orderlies carry the wounded off the field in Bougainville, 1944

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A B25 Mitchell dropping its bombs off shore of New Guinea, 1943

A B25 Mitchell dropping its bombs off shore of New Guinea, 1943

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US Marines and their flamethrowers in action on Iwo Jima, Feb 1945

US Marines and their flamethrowers in action on Iwo Jima, Feb 1945

/ April 05, 2013 / 73

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On December 6, 1967, the small group of us new guys had been officially baptized into the fraternity of combat-tested United States Marines. Although it was a rite of passage, it didn’t feel that way to me. I hadn’t killed anybody. I hadn’t really even shot at anybody that I could see. It had been eerie, frightening, invigorating, chaotic, and surreal.

Welcome to combat.
It was not like in the movies.

— Jack McLean, Loon: A Marine Story

April 05, 2013, 1:18am / 36

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