Vienna, Austria - a SD (Sicherheitsdienst) man, Weiszl, is standing in front of deported Jewish men. The SD was one of the oldest security organizations of the SS and was first formed in 1931. The Holocaust - Yad Vashem
Sprawled bodies of American soldiers on the beach of Tarawa atoll testify to the ferocity of the battle for this stretch of sand during the U.S. invasion of the Gilbert Islands, in late November 1943. During the 3-day Battle of Tarawa, some 1,000 U.S. Marines died, and another 687 U.S. Navy sailors lost their lives when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese torpedo.