This is one of our favorite WWII photos. Taken in 1945, it shows thousands of troops pulling in to NY Harbor aboard the Queen Elizabeth. If this was 2016, there would be thousands of family members there waiting, but back in 1945, train travel was expensive and arrival ships (and dates) often changed. So after they got off the boat, they'd get a train ticket then go to Western Union to send a "I'm back - see you Tuesday!" telegram.
A German and a British soldier share cigarettes during the Christmas Truce of 1914. “The Germans opposite us were awfully decent fellows – Saxons, intelligent, respectable-looking men. I had a quite decent talk with three or four and have two names and addresses in my notebook. […] After our talk I really think a lot of our newspaper reports must be horribly exaggerated.” -Fraternization Between the Lines, New York Times, 31 December 1914.
Noone who sees the photo soon forgets it: A small boy, about 3 years old, dressed in a child-sized Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, reaches out to touch his reflection in a riot shield as the African-American trooper holding the shield looks down at him. It was a fleeting moment away from the main action during a Barrow County Ku Klux Klan group’s rally on Sept. 5, 1992, in downtown Gainesville, and just before the little boy’s mother pulled him away. (Photo: Todd Robertson)
Chaplain John McNamara of Boston administers the last rites to photographer Dickey Chapelle in South Vietnam Nov. 4, 1965. She was covering a U.S. Marine unit on a combat operation near Chu Lai when she was seriously wounded, along with 4 Marines, by an exploding mine. She was the first female war reporter to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Her body was repatriated with an honor guard consisting of 6 Marines. AP Photo by Henri Huet
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