The Kiss, WWII. Fun Fact: the young man pictured was in fact drunk out of his mind at the time, and just grabbed the nurse and started kissing her. One of the most iconic images of love in our culture is, in fact, a picture of sexual assault. Day Ruiner...
Unpublished: An American Marine readies to land on Guadalcanal during the five-month struggle for the island between late 1942 and early 1943. Three thousand miles south of Tokyo, Guadalcanal was a major shipping point for military supplies. The Allied victory there in February, 1943, marked a major turning point in the war after a string of Japanese victories in the Pacific.
Seaman Douglas F. Trewin of the Royal Canadian Navy Beach Commando “W” points out a German sign warning of mines in the Juno sector of the Normandy beachhead - 20 July 1944 Photo by Richard Graham Arless
Rosemary Kennedy. Received a lobotomy at age 23 for supposed mood swings and stormy personality. After the surgery Rosemary was reduced to an infantile mentality that left her incontinent and staring blankly at walls for hours. Her verbal skills were reduced to unintelligible babble.