Thursday, July 24, 2008

Greatest War Photographs. Images 26-30

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Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs

Sailor reading in his bunk aboard USS CAPELIN at submarine base New London, Conn. August 1943.

U.S. Army, National Archives

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin share a laugh before the Conference of the Big Three at Yalta in February 1945. With victory over Germany close at hand, the leaders met to discuss the postwar reorganisation of Europe.

Lt. Comdr. Charles Fenno Jacobs

Crewmen aboard the battleship USS New Jersey watch a Japanese prisoner bathe before he is issued G.I. clothing. 1944.

Ronald Haeberle, Time Life

Victims of the "Mai Lai Massacre" lie strewn on a roadway near the South Veitnam hamlet. More than 300 villagers were killed by U.S. soldiers in the incident in March 1968. News of the massacre did not surface until a year later. a number of soldiers eventually were charged for their roles in the incident, but only five were court martialed.

Jean-Marc Bouju, France, The Associated Press.

World Press Photo of the Year: 2003
An Najaf, Iraq, 31 March 2003. Iraqi man comforts his son at a holding center for prisoners of war.
About the image: Working quickly and discreetly, Bouju couldn't help thinking about his own child, and how it would be if the roles were reversed.

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