History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

27 May, 2012

Americans in World War Two

Part Two of a Memorial Day weekend series. "Americans in World War Two" is about as broad as you get, and I haven't even tried to encapsulate it; rather I've selected a collection of compelling photographs in the general spirit of remembering those who fought and what they had to go through.

A medic gives blood plasma to a wounded soldier, Sicily, 1943. Source

Wounded soldiers await evacuation on Omaha Beach, France, 1944. Source

Infantrymen firing mortars ( holding their ears as they do) after crossing the Rhine, Germany, 1945. Source

American soldiers coming ashore under fire, D-Day, 1944. Source

Troops carry causalities, the Philippines, 1945. Source

An infrantryman runs across an open field on a sortie, Belgim, 1944. Source

Soldiers marching through the Siegfried Line, Germany, 1945. Source

Soldiers huddle together while crossing the Rhine under heavy enemy fire, Germany, 1945. Source

A soldier tends to a wounded comrade, Okinawa, 1945. Source

An American soldier just back from the front lines at the Battle of the Bulge, Belgium, 1945. Source

A soldier grabbing some sleep in a lined foxhole, Italy, 1944. Source

Food being served to soldiers on the way to the front line at the Battle of the Bulge, Belgium, 1945. Source

Soldiers marching along a desert roadway in Tunisia, 1943. Source

Medics carrying a casualty from the battlefield, France, 1944. Source

German POWs carry the body of an American soldier killed in the Battle of the Bulge, Belgium, 1945. Source

A medic recommended for a Silver Star for setting up a dressing station and helping over 330 servicemen on the beaches of Normandy at D-Day, France, 1944. Source

Exhausted Marines after two days of fighting on Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands, 1944. Source

Graves of soldiers killed in the battle for Tarawa Atholl, Gilbert Islands, 1944. Source

A Coastguardsman bows his head at the grave of a comrade, the Pacific, 1944. Source


Shay said...

I would like to use one of these photos - #7, the Americans marching through the mud on the Siegfried Line -- to illustrate a quote on my blog, littlegreybungalow.blogspot.com.

Do you mind? thank you.

Anna said...

Sorry to take so long to reply! I'm glad to see you did use it (and very appropriate quote!). Just about all the pictures I use are licensed for anyone to use (at least in a "personal, non-commercial" way), so everyone has just as much right to them as me. :) (the only ones not in that category are the few from my own collection). But I appreciate the thought in asking!

world war 2 photo album said...

World war 2 like this war we have never seen before, its take maximum soldier are died in that war. Maximum people are well known about the history, they are just laugh on that. If you are a history buff you will enjoy this. This is a must see for the World War 2 photo album where history buff and interest of history is to be begin.

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