“The task will be hard. There may be dark days ahead, and war can no longer be confined to the battlefield; we can only do the might as we see the right, and reverently commit our cause to God. As long as we, one and all, keep resolutely faithful to it, then, with God’s help, we shall prevail.”—George VI of the United Kingdom (via dead-irish-writers)
These shots are captures from a Navy film shot on the morning of the Iwo Jima amphibious landing. You can see the naval barrage and aerial assault on the beaches and Mt. Surabachi in the earlier stills. As the landing craft gets closer you see Japanese shells falling in the water and amongst the men milling about on the black sand.
This is only some of my military ebook collection (my Nook Vladimir Lenin is bursting at the seams - 3GB!) but I thought since I was uploading EB Sledge’s book for someone, I should upload a bunch of these for you all. I might make this a common thing, since I literally have hundreds.
“That was happening to my countrymen, and I realized that my life had become meaningless. Why go on living? For what? So I went into the gas chamber with them, resolved to die. With them. Suddenly, some who recognised me came up to me… a small group of women approached. They looked at me and said, right there in the gas chamber… One of them said: ‘So you want to die. But that’s senseless. Your death won’t give us back our lives. That’s no way. You must get out of here alive, you must bear witness to our suffering and to the injustice done to us.’”—Filip Muller, a Czech Jew who was assigned to the gas chamber doors at Auschwitz and survived five rounds of liquidations, being interviewed by Claude Lanzmann for the film Shoah.
Also, and please don't take this the wrong way, but the photo you have captioned as Red Army is actually German POWs marching off into captivity. A major tell tale sign is the fact the fellow looking at the camera has a German Feldmutze (Field-hat), and they also have other various German items, not to mention nobody in the column being armed. Again, please do not take that the wrong way, I just want the public to be well informed.
Ahhh, our bad. Thanks! If you’d like to point out which photo in particular (a few of them have the ‘Red Army’ caption) we’ll be sure to change it.