W. Eugene Smith was one of LIFE’s most celebrated photographers. His World War II pictures (like this one at the Battle of Saipan, a pivotal but costly American victory in 1944) are as vivid as any war photos ever taken.
“Marines Leave the Front Lines at Saipan”
- U.S. sailors looking over equipment of a Japanese Medical Unit, 194... — U.S. sailors looking over equipment of a seized Japanese Medical Unit which occupied an underground hole in Japanese defenses on Attu on May 28, 1943. Share the History Love... [...]
- Medical evacuation patients on the USS Tripoli, 1967 — Wounded Marines on the deck of the Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH-10) await transfer to the 22nd Casualty Station in Danang from which they will be sent to the States, July 1967. Share the History Love... [...]
- On the “Lamoriciere” in the Puget Sound, 1904 — Four men and two women on the deck of the three-masted bark “Lamoriciere” in the Puget Sound port in Washington, ca. 1904. Share the History Love... [...]
- Apsaroke mother and child, 1908 — Photograph of an Apsaroke mother with her child by photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis in 1908. Share the History Love... [...]
- Protestant service on a steep hill during the Vietnam War — Stacks of C-ration cartons serve as both seating and altar for the Protestant service conducted by Chaplain Lieutenant L.L. Ahrnsbrak for members of the 3rd Platoon, Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, at a cleared and sangbagged position on a steep hill during the Vietnam War. Share the History Love... [...]