Category Archives: Pacific

War in the Pacific

VJ-Day—Victory over Japan.

The good news was so good that they sealed it with a kiss. But who is the kisser—and who is the kissee?

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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