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5,776 Me gusta, 31 comentarios - Historians Union (@ww2_daily_photography) en Instagram: "A United States Marine approaches a Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima. The soldier was buried in sand…"

On this day in history: This Japanese soldier played dead for almost two days half buried in a shell hole holding a live grenade. Promising no resistance he was given a cigarette before being removed from the hole Iwo Jima 16 March

The booted feet of a dead Japanese soldier protrude from beneath a mound of sand on Iwo Jima during the American invasion of the island, while American soldiers rest in the background. March 1945.

February The booted feet of a dead Japanese soldier, foreground, protrude from beneath a mound of earth on Iwo Jima during the American invasion of the Japanese Volcano Island stronghold in World War II. Marines can be seen nearby in foxholes

The original Iwo Jima flag that flew atop Mt. Suribachi. It was raised February 23, 1945 by the United States Marines. It is now at the United States Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia  Taken by Melinda Hall 2012

The original Iwo Jima flag that flew atop Mt. It was raised February 1945 by the United States Marines. It is now at the United States Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, Virginia Taken by Melinda Hall 2012

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at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine refused to agree with his Captain's order to launch nuclear torpedos against US ships

Wreckage on beach as man sleeps (?) in shelter after one of fierce battles against Japanese for Iwo Jima during WWII

Hell in the Pacific: Rare World War II photographs show American soldiers' fight for survival in brutal Battle of Saipan

Behind the Picture: Marines Blow Up a Blockhouse, Iwo Jima, 1945

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Marines take a meal break behind the wreckage of a downed Japanese aircraft during a lull in their fierce battle on Iwo Jima — February (Photo: Eugene Smith, Time/LIFE)

Private First Class Rez P. Hester of the 7th War Dog Platoon, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th US Marine Division takes a nap in a fighting hole dug out of the the volcanic sand on Iwo Jima while 'Butch', his Doberman war dog stands guard. February 1945.

Private First Class Rez P. Hester of the War Dog Platoon, Marine Regiment, US Marine Division takes a nap in a fighting hole dug out of the the volcanic sand on Iwo Jima while 'Butch', his Doberman war dog stands guard.

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Gun Fires Against Cave Positions at Iwo Jima - "Throughout the fighting up the beaches, Mount Suribachi dominated the landscape. The Marines knew it would be a tough fortress to capture." - Photo: US Marine Corps

Fallschirmjaeger( German Paratroopers)                      Ardennes Dec.16th-Jan,25 ,1945, Belgium WWII

German Paratroopers inspecting a captured American "Tommy Gun", Ardennes, Belgium, December,

Audie Murphey Most decorated soldier of WWII and most decorated U. Soldier in history.

A U.S. Marine views dead Japanese soldiers that were blasted out of a pillbox on Iwo Jima, on March 3, 1945.

Marine views dead Japanese soldiers that were blasted out of a defensive pillbox on a hill above the beach during the Battle of Iwo Jima (codename: Operation Detachment). The battle for control of the tiny island would result in the deaths of.

March 16, 1945: Fighting on Iwo Jima ends.    Pictured: American troops chat near a dead Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima. The degree to which the Japanese were willing to fight to the death, rather than surrender, is summed up in one remarkable statistic: Close to 20,000 Japanese soldiers were killed during the battle; only around 200 were captured.

American troops chat near a dead Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima. The degree to which the Japanese were willing to fight to the death, rather than surrender, is summed up in one remarkable statistic: Close to Japanese soldiers were killed during the battle

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