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Joe Rosenthal and Thomas Franklin: Two Photos with a Patriotic Subject

  As the United States and its allies advanced toward the eventual conquest of Japan during World War II, capturing the Pacific island of Iwo Jima stood as a critical aspect of overall strategy. Having conquered the Marianas Islands in … Continue reading

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They Came in Peace: The Beirut Memorial

In the fall of 1983, Lebanon was notorious as one of the most violent countries in the world. The fundamental reason for this well-deserved reputation was a bloody civil war, which had prompted Israel to invade the country as part … Continue reading

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