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.
E.Zawadzka - Polish scouting instructor, SOE agent and a freedom fighter during World War II. Brigadier General of the Polish Army, Paratrooper - the only woman among the Cichociemni, In 1944 fought in the Warsaw Uprising . In 1945 she joined the anti-Communist organization Freedom and Independence (WiN), but quit soon afterwards and took up a teaching job. In 1951 arrested and tortured by UB (Security Service) and sentenced to 10 years in prison. University professor (history). Died at 100.
Dai Nippon Homeland War in 1945 :”The battle of Okinawa”(Pertempuran terakhir Tentara Dai Nippon Di Okinawa)
The battle of Okinawa On May 13, troops of the 96th Infantry Division and 763d Tank Battalion captured Conical Hill. Rising 476 feet (145 m) above the Yonabaru coastal plain, this feature was the eastern anchor of the main Japanese defenses and was defended by about 1,000 Japanese. Meanwhile, on the opposite coast, the 6th Marine Division fought for “Sugar Loaf Hill”. The capture of these two key positions exposed the Japanese around Shuri on both sides.