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    The story behind the famous WWII photo of three dead American soldiers half-buried in the sand at a place called Buna Beach

    Not published in LIFE. Alternate view of beach seen in famous George Strock photo, Buna, New Guinea Campaign, WWII.

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      Not published in LIFE. Alternate view of beach seen in famous George Strock photo, Buna, New Guinea Campaign, WWII.

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    Caption from LIFE. "Three dead Americans on the beach at Buna." Why publish this was explained in a 1943 issue. "The reason is that words are never enough. The eye sees. The mind knows. The heart feels. But the words do not exist to make us see, or know, or feel what it is like, what actually happens. The words are never right. . . ." & "And so here it is. This is the reality that lies behind the names that come to rest at last on monuments in the leafy squares of busy American towns."

    Daytona Beach Florida 1904

    On July 10, 1943, the Allied invasion of Sicily during World War II began. Taken near Brolo, Sicily, this photograph shows General George S. Patton conferring with Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard. The caption reads: "Lieutenant Colonel Lyle Bernard, Colorado, 30th Infantry Regiment, a prominent figure in the second daring amphibious landing behind enemy lines on Sicily’s north coast, discusses military strategy with Lieutenant General George S. Patton. Near Brolo., 1943 "

    Alvin York - claimed exemption because he didn't want to fight, went on to become one of WWI's greatest heros. Amazing!

    Presidential Proclamation 1364 of April 6, 1917, by President Woodrow Wilson declaring war against Germany. 04/06/1917 President Woodrow Wilson had campaigned on his promise to keep the United States out of World War I.  However, a series of events, including Germany’s resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmermann Telegram, eventually drove Wilson to request a declaration of war against Germany during his address to Congress on April 2, 1917.  Congress complied, leading to this formal declaration of war, and bringing the United States fully into World War I.

    "Deliver us from Evil", child with Swastika, US 2nd World War Poster, Anon, c.1942

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    "Jewel Voice Broadcast", was the radio broadcast in which Japanese emperor Hirohito read out the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War , announcing to the Japanese people that the Japanese Government had accepted the Potsdam Declaration demanding the unconditional surrender of the Japanese military at the end of World War II. This speech was broadcast at noon Japan standard time on August 15, 1945.

    American armor moves up the Appian Way during the drive towards Rome, WWII.

    The Most Famous Failures

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    Make learning fun and engaging by sending your students on a novel scavenger hunt using sticky notes with printed questions on them!

    For your health asthma cigarettes.

    Ernest Hemingway WW1

    Sometimes, you just need to have some nerdy English teacher fun. #highschoolEnglish #pun

    GADARENE (adjective) - engaged in reckless rush towards destruction 15 SAT Words That Deserve To Be In Your Everyday Life

    Mother and Baby 1912

    For Paris Match 1961 Photo: Philippe le Tellier.

    the historic image of Burke, Billie, Miss. She played the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz. It was taken in the early 1900's.