Here lie three Americans... Buna Beach, New Guinea; 1943
1994 (original by George Strock)
This was the first WWII photo showing dead Americans that U.S. military censors allowed to be published. The photograph appeared in Life magazine 7 months after the article for which it was taken. Despite the censor's grudging approval, strict limitations were still in force. Photographs were not allowed to show bodies identifiable in any way; the dead had to remain completely anonymous.
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