A camel leers over the wreckage left on the El Alamein battleground, May 18, 1950, where one of the crucial struggles of World War II was fought. Only a few pockets of wreckage now remain to mark the scene. Some 300 square miles of desert are still mined. Thousands of Italian and German dead of the battle still lie unburied, lost in the shifting sands. (AP Photo)
New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea The photographer: Rich Koechlein of Minneapolis. The scene: The wreckage of a World War II bomber downed during battles with the Japanese serves as a playground for boys.
The Wreckage of a USAF Lockheed P38 Lightning Aircraft found buried in sand. A charity has announced plans to retrieve the wreckage of a rare World War II fighter plane buried under sand and waves on a UK beach.