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General view of medical ward of the 2nd Evac. Hospital, Diddington England 06/03/1943.  Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at College Park. Transporting wounded on Iwo Jima. Wounded Marine being evacuated from the front lines 03/1945 Still Picture Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-S), National Archives at […]

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How we depict the world around us acts like a bookmark of a cultural moment. A snap shot of a time and place and how perceptions were formed. A wonderful example of this can be found in propaganda posters. Military action has always involved a degree of selling the national sacrifices of war to the […]

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There is a tone of archival images out there, stocked away in library basements. Luckily with the digitization of photos becoming more common libraries and government organizations are taking it upon themselves to make digital archives of these pictures.  This is just a few images that I found of the military personal involved in WWII. […]

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Smiling doctors, inoculated with infecting patients

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