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<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> "Marines follow tanks against last Jap defenders as machine gunners keep Japs down. Three men alongside photographer were hit just before he took picture."

<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> "Marines follow tanks against last Jap defenders as machine gunners keep Japs down. Three men alongside photographer were hit just before he took picture."

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption.  For real?!  .  Via weirdvintage:    Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”  - Smithsonian

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption. For real?! . Via weirdvintage: Sending a child through the post, 1900 “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.” - Smithsonian

A Cambodian guerrilla is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp on the Ca Mau Peninsula

A Cambodian guerrilla is carried to an improvised operating room in a mangrove swamp on the Ca Mau Peninsula

U.S. Marines take cover behind M4 Sherman 'King Kong' during the battle of Saipan, July 1944

U.S. Marines take cover behind M4 Sherman 'King Kong' during the battle of Saipan, July 1944

WWI - I want to do a tour of the WWI trench battles - esp Pachendale where my great grandfather fought.

WWI - I want to do a tour of the WWI trench battles - esp Pachendale where my great grandfather fought.

U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

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U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.

DEATH VALLEY was first entered by 7th Marines on D-plus 7, in an attempt to seize Five Sisters right from southwest. Battle of Peleliu WW II  9-15-1944--10-15-1944 The battle was officially known as Operation Stalemate II but the survivors still call it The Forgotten Battle. It was one of the last big Pacific battles of World War II and one of the bloodiest. Even the names associated with this small coral strip of land in the Palau islands sound hostile and discordant:

DEATH VALLEY was first entered by 7th Marines on D-plus 7, in an attempt to seize Five Sisters right from southwest. Battle of Peleliu WW II 9-15-1944--10-15-1944 The battle was officially known as Operation Stalemate II but the survivors still call it The Forgotten Battle. It was one of the last big Pacific battles of World War II and one of the bloodiest. Even the names associated with this small coral strip of land in the Palau islands sound hostile and discordant:

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