As Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans began to be forced to leave their homes, Dorothea Lange captured their journey. The U.S. War Relocation Authority hired the Berkeley-based photojournalist to document the internment in Northern California. Here, a soldier guards those awaiting for transport to a civilian assembly center. San Francisco, April 24, 1942.
In March of 1974, 29 years after the official end of World War Two, Hiroo Onoda walks out of the jungle on Lubang Island in the Philippines, where he was finally relieved of duty. [991x740]
Ernie Pyle (1900-1945): Compassionate, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent who chronicled the lives of common soldiers and sailors throughout WWII; killed by a Japanese sniper on Okinawa in the closing days of the war.
Axis prisoners, WWII. German prisoners at Anzio, Italy. Captured in struggle for beachhead below Rome, German soldiers march down to a ship for transportation to a behind the lines prison camp. Photographed March 4 1944. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.