Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945. Three Marines depicted in the photograph, Harlon Block, Franklin Sousley, and Michael Strank, were killed in action over the next few days. The three surviving flag-raisers were Marines Rene Gagnon and Ira Hayes, and sailor John Bradley, who became celebrities after their identifications in the photograph.
This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.
It used to be legal to send kids in the mail.When domestic parcel post service was introduced in the United States in 1913, Americans were finally able to send packages across the country at an affordable rate. Early on, some people chose to abuse this new service. At least two people sent their stamp-covered children through the mail before the Postmaster General was able to issue new regulations banning the practice. The National Postal Museum still has this humorous picture on display.
Jóven soldado alemán auxiliado por un médico norteamericano al final de la II Guerra Mundial. Humanidad, compasión y fraternidad contra el absurdo de la guerra. Como escribió Erasmo de Róterdam: "La guerra es bella solo para quienes no participan en ella."