Wounded Dying Infant Found by American Soldier in Saipan Mountains; 1944
1994 (original by W. Eugene Smith)
The composition and the original caption in Life magazine suggest a life being saved by tender, kind-hearted American G.I.'s; "only living person among hundreds of corpses in one cave was this fly covered baby who almost smothered before soldiers found him, rushed him to hospital," Life, 8/28/44. Smith's notes state, "A baby was found with it's head under a rock. It's head was lopsided and it's eyes were masses of puss. Unfortunately, it was alive. We hoped it would die."
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