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Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) Commander in the American Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; the war, & secession, ended with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. Grant gave generous terms; Confederate troops surrendered their weapons & were allowed to return to their homes, with their mounts, on the condition that they would not take up arms against the U.S. Within a few weeks the Civil War was over.
General MacArthur surveys the beachhead on Leyte Island, soon after American forces swept ashore from a gigantic liberation armada into the central Philippines, at the historic moment when the General made good his promise 'I shall return.' 1944.
Modeled on Nuremberg, an International military tribunal in Tokyo tried 25 Japanese leaders for war crimes. It sentenced 7 to death, including General Hideki Tojo, 61, who as prime minister had authorized the attack on Pearl Harbor. Some 900 of the countrymen were also executed by the Allies for mistreating prisoners and for other atrocities.
"...since I took the oath...at West Point, and the hopes and dreams have long since vanished,...I still remember the refrain of the popular ballad of that day which proclaimed most proudly that "old soldiers never die; they just fade away."And like the old soldier of that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty." Farewell Speech Gen Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Beautiful portrait of a father and his three children. The informal pose is unusual for that time period. And yet it shows the love of this father who doesn't mind getting down on the floor with his little ones. I love the way the boy is hugging his father from behind and the way the father is leaning into his girls, it displays such tenderness. Glasgow, Scotland. ca. 1867
He Documented Atrocities (1943) Sgt. William A Scott, III -- was a military photographer with the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion Concentration Camp.His photographs recorded African-American soldiers at the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Scott's pictures are now part of a video record of the liberation of Buchenwald on display at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.