Maybe not iconic to everyone, but I have always admired these guys.
In no particular order, the Pilots are: Chuck Yeager, Clarence 'Bud'
Anderson, George Preddy and Quentin Aanenson, and a shot of
101st Airborne GI's with a captured flag.
The fourth last one was a friend of my mother and I've been familiar
with this photo all of my life. I know he was an outstanding athlete
in track and field. I've often thought about what kind of man
he was and might have been.........
Corporal Claude Eustace Bellsmith - 1st Canadian Division,
Royal Canadian Regiment - killed at Ortona Italy,
Dec 20, 1943 - age 27.
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Here are my favorites (besides the ones you've already shown)...
1st --> German soldier at the Eastern Front having just received the fatal round.
2nd --> Cretan guerilla warrior
3rd --> German paratrooper with a flamethrower running to cover at the early days of the Battle of Crete
4th --> German paratrooper that was either unable to get loose of the tree that was caught during the jump either was killed in the air falling down dead
5th --> the first minutes of the invasion in Crete! Photo from the Suda Bay showing many parachutes falling and a Ju57 already going down
6th --> German paratrooper that was dropped in the sea and drowned, later was drifted to the shore
7th --> Two more Cretan guerillas ('antartes' in Greek), this time a father and a son
I collect, therefore I am.
Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.
Here are a couple of interesting Japanese pictures, they show the Japanese surrender to the 25th Indian Division at Kuala Lumpur on Malaya in 1945.
This little joker knows the taste of the defeat.Soooooooo bitter and painful...Not so easy to murder Canadian soldiers ,hehe..
While this young brave guy is dead for my freedom.
Guess the one that moves me the most?
Une bonne santé!
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
This was the first picture I saw that really gave me an emotional reaction. Dead German soldier looks to be just sleeping under water.