U.S. Army nurses ride through the streets of Manila in February 1945 on their way to take over for army nurse POWs recently liberated at Santo Tomas Internment Camp. The Japanese imprisoned 78 military nurses and thousands of U.S. civilian women and children in the Philippines during World War II.
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True Sons of Freedom – Vintagraph. This poster shows Abraham Lincoln looking down upon African American soldiers fighting German soldiers during World War I: 'True Sons of Freedom. Colored Men: The First Americans Who Planted Our Flag on the Firing Line. 'Liberty and Freedom Shall Not Perish.' A. Lincoln.' An inscription on the poster reads: '1918 by Chas. Gustrine. Chicago, Ill.' This poster was used to encourage African-American participation in WWI.
Secret history: The story of Bing has been told in a new children's book by Gil Boyd, which includes this drawing Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2131034/Bing-World-War-Two-parachuting-dog.html#ixzz1uq5FrIsO
101st Airborne Division. D-Day <3 "You couldn't help looking in each other's eyes. Each of us, I suppose, were thinking something different. We were a pretty serious bunch at that moment. Those weren't football helmets on our heads this time, but army helmets, each stenciled with a white spade to identify us part of the 506th Regiment. But as I looked around at each man, I figured if I had to go to war, I couldn't be going with a better bunch of guys." - p.85 Easy Company Soldier by Don…
US Army nurses boarding cargo plane for transport after they were liberated from Japanese internment camps during WWII. Location: Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands Date taken: February 1945 Photographer: Carl Mydans
"The Angels of Bataan and Corregidor" also known as "The Battling Belles of Bataan": US Military Nurses held captive during WWII. (Source: http://wikipedia.org.wiki/Angels_of_Bataan) #NationalNursesWeek2012