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A pile of rotting corpses at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 17 Apr 1945. Note some camp buildings in the background.African-American US Marine 4th Ammunition Company Private First Class Luther Woodward admiring his Bronze Star medal, 17 Apr 1945; his award was later upgraded to the Silver Star
A pile of rotting corpses at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 17 Apr 1945. Note some camp buildings in the background.African-American US Marine 4th Ammunition Company Private First Class Luther Woodward admiring his Bronze Star medal, 17 Apr 1945; his award was later upgraded to the Silver Star
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp as seen from outside the wire, 17 Apr 1945.Cabbage booby-trapped by Japanese troops using a Type 97 grenade, Okinawa, Japan, Apr 1945
Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp as seen from outside the wire, 17 Apr 1945.Cabbage booby-trapped by Japanese troops using a Type 97 grenade, Okinawa, Japan, Apr 1945
CG-4 troop gliders awaiting snatch by low passing C-47 Skytrain aircraft, Wesel, Germany, Apr 17, 1945Colditz Castle, Sachsen, Germany, late-Apr 1945
CG-4 troop gliders awaiting snatch by low passing C-47 Skytrain aircraft, Wesel, Germany, Apr 17, 1945Colditz Castle, Sachsen, Germany, late-Apr 1945
Emaciated Hungarian woman prisoner at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 17 Apr 1945.Emaciated prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp huddled into a room, 17 Apr 1945.
Emaciated Hungarian woman prisoner at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 17 Apr 1945.Emaciated prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp huddled into a room, 17 Apr 1945.
Female SS guards at Bergen-Belsen being put to work by the liberating British force, 17 Apr 1945.German soldiers made to load victims of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp onto a truck, Germany, 17 Apr 1945; note British troops in background with Sten submachine gun and Lee-Enfield rifles
Female SS guards at Bergen-Belsen being put to work by the liberating British force, 17 Apr 1945.German soldiers made to load victims of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp onto a truck, Germany, 17 Apr 1945; note British troops in background with Sten submachine gun and Lee-Enfield rifles
Mark XIII torpedo with wooden drag ring being loaded into a United States Navy PV-1 Ventura at Casco Field, Attu Island, Aleutians, Alaska, 17 Arp 1945. Note the Marsden Matting.Rows of dead prisoners at Mittelbau-Dora Concentraiton Camp, Nordhausen, Germany, 17 Apr 1945
Mark XIII torpedo with wooden drag ring being loaded into a United States Navy PV-1 Ventura at Casco Field, Attu Island, Aleutians, Alaska, 17 Arp 1945. Note the Marsden Matting.Rows of dead prisoners at Mittelbau-Dora Concentraiton Camp, Nordhausen, Germany, 17 Apr 1945
SS Hauptsturmfuhrer (captain) Josef Kramer, former Commandant of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, while under arrest by British forces, 17 Apr 1945. After trial, he was hanged 13 Dec 1945.Two women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 17 Apr 1945.
SS Hauptsturmfuhrer (captain) Josef Kramer, former Commandant of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, while under arrest by British forces, 17 Apr 1945. After trial, he was hanged 13 Dec 1945.Two women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 17 Apr 1945.
United States Navy PV-1 Ventura at Casco Field, Attu Island, Aleutians, Alaska, 17 Arp 1945.Women and children, former inmates of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, huddled together in a large room after liberation, Germany, 17-18 Apr 1945
United States Navy PV-1 Ventura at Casco Field, Attu Island, Aleutians, Alaska, 17 Arp 1945.Women and children, former inmates of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, huddled together in a large room after liberation, Germany, 17-18 Apr 1945
Women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp preparing food in the open air with scores of rotting corpses all around them, 17 Apr 1945 (food provided by the British). Photo 1 of 3.Women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp preparing food in the open air with scores of rotting corpses all around them, 17 Apr 1945 (food provided by the British). Photo 2 of 3.
Women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp preparing food in the open air with scores of rotting corpses all around them, 17 Apr 1945 (food provided by the British). Photo 1 of 3.Women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp preparing food in the open air with scores of rotting corpses all around them, 17 Apr 1945 (food provided by the British). Photo 2 of 3.
Women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp preparing food in the open air with scores of rotting corpses all around them, 17 Apr 1945 (food provided by the British). Photo 3 of 3.
Women prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp preparing food in the open air with scores of rotting corpses all around them, 17 Apr 1945 (food provided by the British). Photo 3 of 3.


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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945