Compassion in War

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  1. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    US National Archives.

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    "Carrying a Jap[anese] prisoner from stockade to be evacuated and treated for malnutrition. Iwo Jima." February 23, 1945.
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    Signal Corps US Army.
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    After the U.S. takes Saipan in July 1944, a Marine lifts a nearly dead infant from a cave where civilians have been hiding, many choosing suicide by grenade over capture by the Americans.

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    In July 1944, U.S. servicemen rescue locals, like this woman with a small child on her back who had spent some of the month-long battle of Saipan hiding in a cave, and build them a refugee camp for the duration of the war.
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    On the second day of the Normandy invasion during WWII, American Red Cross and German Red Cross workers in army uniforms carrying unident. soldier on stretcher as others watch and wait in courtyard.
     
  6. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Sorry no pictures but words taken from the 4th Welch War Diary:
    Officer Cadet: Bahring - captured approx 2300 hours
    Bahring – Officer Cadet
    5 Company 21 Panzer Genadier – captured area of crossroads 944613.
    He used to be a member of 2 SS Panzer Division, SS PGR Deustchland, and prior to enlisting had been a medical student. "[FONT=&quot]This PW although wounded himself cared for and brought to our lines one of our wounded officers."[/FONT]
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    German soldier Fritz Ehrhardt lying in a Russian hospital after being wounded in action at the front. Moscow, Russia, 1941.
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    German soldier Georg Hammerschmidt smiling while lying in a Russian hospital after being wounded in action at the front.Same year and location as above.
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    German soldier Stephen Dorisch having his wounds tended to by nurses in a Russian hospital after being wouned in action at the front. Same Location and year.
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    German soldier Karl Heimann lying in a Russian hospital after being wounded in action at the front.
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    German soldier Rolf Helmudt lying in a Russian hospital after being wounded in action at the front.
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    German soldier Josef Koller lying in a Russian hospital after being wounded in action at the front.
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    Anyone know of what happened to them?

    American soldier shares water and food w. 3 dirty, ragged native island children clothed in rags following the defeat of Japanese forces occupying the island. Saipan, Marianas Islands. July 1944.
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    Wounded Germans prisoners, captured by Americans during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on stretchers on the beach awaiting deportation to English prison camps. June 1944.
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    Wounded at casualty clearing station in jungle, from which they are flown to base hospitals after premlinary treatment during Burma campaign. 1945.
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    I would imagine this to be quite a rare occurance
     
  8. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    Isn't this considered a great dishonor by the japs?
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    American medics preparing to move stretcher bearing a wounded German prisoner, captured during the battle for control of Sened area. Tunisia 1943.
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  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    American medics prepare to move stretcher of a wounded Filipino woman during a lull in the fighting between US forces and occupying Japanese troops in the city. Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands. Feb 1945.
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    American soldiers assist injured and exhausted Filipino women they have just freed from captivity in a church during the fight to retake the Philippines from occupying Japanese forces. Intramuros, Philippines. Feb 1945.
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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Papuan native helping a wounded Australian infantryman along road away from the Buna battlefront. 1942.
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  12. Elven6

    Elven6 Discharged

    Isn't this considered a great dishonor by the japs?

    Yes but it is just a picture afterall, it can't tell us what was going through his mind when he accepted aid. Perhaps he wanted to live to fight another day, go home, etc. On the opposite end of the spectrum perhaps he had no means to take his life or the life of those around him so he was waiting for the opportunity. Many questions come to mind, more pictures of that scenario Andy?
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Marine medic tends wounded child as his mother bows low in gratitude after they were captured or surrendered to Americans during battle between US and Japanese forces for control of Saipan. 1944.
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    American Army Lt. Richard K. Jones sharing his food rations w. pair of young Japanese children found hiding in an abandoned tomb, Okinawa 1945.
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  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Pat Dollard | Young Americans | Blog Archive » WWII Angel of Mercy Pilot Reunion-German Ace Let Badly Damaged B-17 Fly Home-Pilots Meet Years Later

    Charlie Brown (a 21-year old) was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot with the 379th Bomber Group at Kimbolton, England. His B-17 was called “Ye Olde Pub” and was in a terrible state, having been hit by flak and fighters while on a mission to bomb a factory in Bremen, Germany. The compass was damaged and they were flying deeper over enemy territory instead of heading home to Kimbolton...
     
  15. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    That a taken at Anzio on May 23rd 1944 & it's a member of the 1st Bn Green Howards, 5th Division the wounded soldier is Private Mornington Sutton of the author Raleigh Trevelyan's platoon.


    IWM photo NA 15295

    Im about a third of the way through Trevelyans Book 'The Fortress'.

    The 23rd May 44 resulted in Trevelyan getting injured himself with a shrapnel wound in th shoulder, which resulted in him being evacted via CCS to the 186th General Hospital at Naples.
     
  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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    MyOldDad Senior Member

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