Your favorite WWII Photographs

Discussion in 'General' started by PearlJamNoCode, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. PearlJamNoCode

    PearlJamNoCode Senior Member

    What are some of your personal favorite WWII photographs? If you can, please include it and maybe a little about why you like it so much, and what it means to you.

    I like this picture for obvious reasons; the 101st battle-ready with their faces painted, meeting with the man in charge of it all.

    I like this because it isn't about planes and tanks and infantry, just about peace for a world that had been through so much.

    I like this photograph for artistic reasons, the darkness alludes to the terror that went on during the next few hours after this photograph was taken.

    This one is just awe-inspiring to me. How proud some of these men must have felt.

    Those are just a few of my favorites, I'm sure that all of them are easily recognized. Anyone have any other possibly less well-known favorites that they would like to share?
  2. ErikH

    ErikH Senior Member

  3. spidge


    This is one of the Australian 9th Division parading before General Alexander after the battle of El Alamein.

    After being the dominant infantry division (with 18th brig-7th div) that held Tobruk for eight months, they were an integral part of the El Alamein battle
    and received just recognition.

    9th div after alamein032d.jpg
  4. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    There are so many....I think I like Joe Rosenthal's Iwo Jima photograph the most, I guess.
  5. Cpl Rootes

    Cpl Rootes Senior Member

    These two are favorites of mine



    Although both photos are probably staged, the look of joy on the soldiers faces is real and emotional.

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