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The battle of Okinawa  On May 13, troops of the 96th Infantry Division and 763d Tank Battalion captured Conical Hill. Rising 476 feet (145 m) above the Yonabaru coastal plain, this feature was the eastern anchor of the main Japanese defenses and was defended by about 1,000 Japanese. Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, the 6th Marine Division fought for “Sugar Loaf Hill”. The capture of these two key positions exposed the Japanese around Shuri on both sides.

Dai Nippon Homeland War in 1945 :”The battle of Okinawa”(Pertempuran terakhir Tentara Dai Nippon Di Okinawa)

Dai Nippon Homeland War in 1945 :”The battle of Okinawa”(Pertempuran terakhir…

"An American soldier stands over a dying Jap whom he has just been forced to shoot. The Jap had been hiding in the landing barge, shooting at U.S. troops." New Guinea Campaign, 1942.

The Photo That Won World War II: 'Dead Americans at Buna Beach,' 1943

Caption from LIFE."An American soldier stands over a dying Jap whom he has just been forced to shoot. The Jap had been hiding in the landing barge, shooting at U." New Guinea Campaign,

m4-shermayne: “ Captain Robert Seaborn, Chaplain of the 1st Battalion, The Canadian Scottish Regiment, giving absolution to an unidentified soldier of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division near Caen,...

Canadians capture Caen - Captain Robert L. Seaborn, chaplain of the Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment, saying a prayer over a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Division.

Two men are seen standing on top of a dugout in Flanders which has been flooded. British g...

Horrors of Passchendaele are revealed by soldiers

These harrowing images chronicle the 103 days of the hell the brave men lived through as they fought and in the Battle of Passchendaele.

The ‘Big Three’ – Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill met at Tehran at the end of November 1943.

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Soviet Marshal Joseph Stalin are seated outdoors on the portico of the Russian Embassy in Teheran during their conference November 28 to December

Heavily armed youths of the 12th SS Panzer (Hitler Jugend) Division ready themselves for battle. The division, which consisted mainly of teenage volunteers, was created in June of 1943 and had its baptism of fire in Normandy a year later. - "The young S.S. troops were detestable young beasts," a British officer recalled, "but, like good infantry, they stood up and fought it out when overrun." - In the fighting that raged around Caen, nearly 90 per cent of them were killed, wounded or…

Heavily armed youths of the SS Panzer (Hitler Jugend) Division ready themselves for battle. The division, which consisted mainly of teenage volunteers, was created in June of 1943 and had its baptism of fire in Normandy a year later.

On June 22, 1945 the U.S. overcomes the last major pockets of Japanese resistance on Okinawa Island, ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

historywars: On June 1945 the U. overcomes the last major pockets of Japanese resistance on Okinawa Island, ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.

https://flic.kr/p/7W3yg5 | Marine Eats C Rations On Okinawa | Terry Paul Moore, 23, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is number one Browning Automatic Rifleman in 2nd platoon company "F", 184th infantry regiment, of the 7th infantry division.  His face caked and streaked with dried mud, his uniform, helmet, and rifle spattered with dirt, PFC Moore eats C rations during a rest period after his outfit had cracked the Jap outer line of defense.  Meal consists of cookies, jelly, meat and ...

Quick C-rations meal for Private Class Terry Paul Moore amid the mud of Okinawa, May On the ground next to him lies his BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle).

Marines of the 6th Division sleeping between battles on Okinawa, 29 May 1945.

Okinawa, May Mortar element crew of the Marine Division catches some sleep during a lull in the fighting for the town of Naha. Okinawa was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War. The battle lasted from early April until mid-June

Ernie Pyle, war correspondent,  having a smoke with Marines of the First Marine Division on Okinawa

Ernie Pyle, war correspondent, having a smoke with Marines of the First Marine Division on Okinawa. I believe it wasn't long after this that he was killed. I have been to the monument located at the place he was killed.

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