An American soldier attends to a mule while the animals were being loaded onto LST boats in preparation for the invasion of Italy, 1944.

An American soldier attends to a mule while the animals were being loaded onto LST boats in preparation for the invasion of Italy, 1944.

At Saipan in 1943, hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide rather than surrender to the Americans. As the Marines were clearing hiding Japanese from local caves, they found this infant, wedged face-down in the dirt, under a rock, nearly dead. One of the famous images of World War II, W. Eugene Smith's photo caught a rare moment of both brutality and gentleness that was unique in the annals of war photography.

At 75, 'Life' Revisits Its First Cover Story

At Saipan in 1943, hundreds of Japanese civilians committed suicide rather than surrender to the Americans. As the Marines were clearing hiding Japanese from local caves, they found this infant, wedged face-down in the dirt, under a rock, nearly dead. One of the famous images of World War II, W. Eugene Smith's photo caught a rare moment of both brutality and gentleness that was unique in the annals of war photography.

United States Army troops passing through dragon’s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

United States Army troops passing through dragon’s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

Dong Tam, South Vietnam 1967: A wounded 9th  division soldier, whose body was booby trapped by the Communists is  helped to safety after the traps were removed. He was injured during  fighting in the Mekong Delta area.

Dong Tam, South Vietnam 1967: A wounded 9th division soldier, whose body was booby trapped by the Communists is helped to safety after the traps were removed. He was injured during fighting in the Mekong Delta area.

Lad with mother pushing from behind rolls cartload of possessions out of Uerdingen, Germany, moved out by allied military government seeking to prevent loss of life from shelling by Germans on other side of Rhine., 03/19/1945. National Archives.

Lad with mother pushing from behind rolls cartload of possessions out of Uerdingen, Germany, moved out by allied military government seeking to prevent loss of life from shelling by Germans on other side of Rhine., 03/19/1945. National Archives.

US soldiers of the 791st Ordnance (91st Division) reading a 'rumorboard' in Bologna, Italy, 1945. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

US soldiers of the 791st Ordnance (91st Division) reading a 'rumorboard' in Bologna, Italy, 1945. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images)

Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.

The 15 Most Spectacular Hummingbirds!

Fiery-throated Hummingbird - There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds. There are few other birds that rival the spectacular iridescence of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird. Found only in the cloud forest of Costa Rica and western Panama.

The Boche-buster 18 inches (457mm) railway gun 1942, boche is french slang for german.

The Boche-buster 18 inches (457mm) railway gun 1942, boche is french slang for german.

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