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An American soldier holding a wounded Japanese boy inside his airplane while they’re waiting for a flight to the nearest field hospital in Saipan by Peter Stackpole. 1944. S)

An American soldier tenderly holds a wounded Japanese boy inside an airplane as they await a flight to the nearest field hospital. The boy was wounded during the Allies& campaign to retake Saipan (of the Mariana Islands) and discovered by this soldier.

Liberation of Bataan, Feb., 1945. An American soldier carries an injured Filipino girl away from the fighting there. An estimated 100,000 civilians were killed as fighting raged house to house. MacArthur refused to bomb the city with so many civilians present resulting in fierce, close combat.

February 1945 in Manila: an American GI rescues an injured Filipino girl, with more soldiers and a Catholic Nun in the background.

Liberation of Holland - 1945.  soldaten uit Amerika en engeland.

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

Two civilians of Cherbourg welcome (and more or less maul) an American soldier of the 9th US ID upon the liberation their town. #WWII

Two civilians of Cherbourg welcome (and more or less maul) an American soldier of the US ID upon the liberation their town. Um tempo em que pessoas comuns se tornavam extraordinárias.

Japan, Nagasaki, 1945.  In the photo, the boy stands erect, having done his duty by bringing his dead brother to a cremation ground. Standing at attention was an obvious military influence. Looking at the boy who carries his younger sibling on his back, keeps a stiff upper lip, tries so hard to be brave is heart-breaking. He has epitomized the spirit of a defeated nation.

Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.

"Dorie Miller born in segregated TX.Joined the Navy as cook (US military was segregated

Doris "Dorie" Miller, born in Waco, Texas in known for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross.

A US army chaplain and a young German POW 1918

A US army chaplain and a young German POW 1918

A little boy sits and holds the hand of U.S. Army Sgt. Resolve Savage, from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, while he pulls security outside of a hospital during a medical capabilities program and humanitarian assistance supply hand out in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan June 28, 2007. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Isaac A. Graham) www.army.mil

A little boy sits and holds the hand of U. Resolve Savage, from C Co. Battalion, IN. Arizona National Guard, during a medical capabilities program and humanitarian assistance supply hand out in the Nuristan province of Afghanistan June

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