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Group of Marines take a break during the Battle of Okinawa to give a baby goat, some water, by J.R. Eyerman April 1945

Group of Marines take a break during the Battle of Okinawa to give a baby goat, some water, by J.R. Eyerman April 1945[1280 x 874]

April 1945 - American Marines pause in the fight for control of Okinawa to give their mascot, a baby goat, some water. Photo: J.

1951 ... US soldiers - Korean War. This is raw, powerful, and heartbreaking.

An American soldier comforts a fellow infantryman whose close friend has been killed in action, Haktong-ni area, Korea, August A corpsman fills out casualty tags in the background.

“An infantryman makes friends with a dog belonging to German children. ”

“An infantryman makes friends with a dog belonging to German children. ”

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

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”   ― Mahatma Gandhi

Hell in the Pacific: Rare World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

American soldier in Manila rescues an injured Filipino girl, February 1945.

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American soldier in Manila rescues an injured Filipino girl, 1945

American soldiers preparing Hitler's "Easter eggs", 1945

Two American Soldiers proudly show off their personalized "Easter eggs" artillery shells) before firing them. - Easter Eggs for Hitler Photo by National Archives WWII

Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919.  York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German machine-gun nest own his own, killing 25 Germans and capturing 132 others in two separate forays. A biographical film was produced in 1941, Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper as York.

“ Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre recipient Alvin York photographed with his mother back home in Tennessee, 1919 ” York received both awards during the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Offensive (or the Battle of Argonne Forest) when he charged a German.

World War II, 13th February 1945, London, England, A Rescue worker holds a cat amidst the devastation and rubble caused by a V-bomb launched by a Nazi raid in Judd Street

♡ World War II, February London, England, A Rescue worker holds a cat amidst the devastation and rubble caused by a V-bomb launched by a Nazi raid in Judd Street (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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Happy group of WWII vets celebrate the end of the war in Europe. I've never seen female black military during WWII!

American Marine comforts orphaned Vietnamese child, 1969

Vietnam War - an American soldier holds a Vietnamese child, who fell asleep in the soldier's arms.

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