Category Archives: Pacific

War in the Pacific

VJ-Day—Victory over Japan—is celebrated on 15 August, but jubilant celebrations erupted the day before the official end of the Pacific war.

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Dead Snakes Can Bite Life magazine photographer George Strock came perilously close to losing his life. He was saved in a manner that has become a Hollywood staple.

And after his lucky escape, he took the first published photo of dead American soldiers. Read more

A Picture Too Far: Buna Beach and Censorship

When American military censors received the first photographs of dead Americans at Buna Beach, they worried that publication would be too upsetting for the general public. The photos were censored.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt finally approved publication—several months later. Read more