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Perched on the rim of a gaping hole in the wall of a theatre in the Ryukyu capital, a Marine rifleman views the result of the American bombardment of Naha. Structure skeletons are all that remain of the city with a pre-invasion population of 66,000 people. Okinawa, 30 May 1945. [2862 x 2320]

Perched on the rim of a gaping hole in the wall of a theatre in the Ryukyu capital, a Marine rifleman views the result of the American bombardment of Naha. Structure skeletons are all that remain of the city with a pre-invasion population of 66,000 people. Okinawa, 30 May 1945. [2862 x 2320]

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“North Korean tanks burning and American tanks and Marines advancing on the main Inchon-Seoul road, six miles east of Inchon. North Koreans on the high ground in this area had been holding up the advance for some time.” Aerial photo taken from a British plane. [2363×1772]

“North Korean tanks burning and American tanks and Marines advancing on the main Inchon-Seoul road, six miles east of Inchon. North Koreans on the high ground in this area had been holding up the advance for some time.” Aerial photo taken from a British plane. [2363×1772]

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The terrible damage done to Tokyo by American bombers can be seen in what was once a residential district in the Japanese capital, viewed months later, on September 10, 1945. Only large well constructed buildings remain intact [1600 x 1145]

The terrible damage done to Tokyo by American bombers can be seen in what was once a residential district in the Japanese capital, viewed months later, on September 10, 1945. Only large well constructed buildings remain intact [1600 x 1145]