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“In The Seats of Royalty,” New York Times. November 23, 1943. Newsclipping.

“Cpl. Joseph Barber of Girard, O., is ‘king’ and Lieut. Maryellen McCutcheon of Birmingham, Mich., the ‘queen’ in this little tableau photographed in the throne room of one of the royal palaces in Naples, Pvt. William Dato, Hoboken, N. J.; Pvt., William Montgomery, Detroit, and Cpl. Thomas Shaw, New York, are ‘courtiers.’

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“Bombs and Shells Pave Way for Japan’s Steamroller,” Ottawa Citizen. October 26, 1938. Page 11.

Slowly, but surely, the steamroller of Japan’s modern military might forced its way against stubborn Chinese resistance toward Hankow, vital point in North China’s defences. And its way was smoothed by the levelling effect of terrific barrages from field guns and airplanes. In the photo above, Japanese soldiers wait patiently beside their battleflags while the aerial and artillery bombardment on the Chinese defences in the background paved the way for their advance. This dramatic demonstration of modern military tactics was snapped during an attack on Wuhsueh, Yangtse river town near Hankow.

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Cropped photo showing Simone Segouin, aka Nicole Minet, a member of the Francs-Tireurs et Partisans. Active in Chartres. 1944 (possibly posed). Source.

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Photographs of the Sparta, Michigan, Prisoner of War Camp in 1944. Source.

“The Sentinel Leader, the local newspaper in Sparta, wrote in their weekly paper about the upcoming events: “Sparta being the center of labor needs was chosen as the suitable site to erect the camp” [2, 1944]. By early September, a winterized camp was set up in downtown Sparta adjacent to the usual hustle and bustle of the small town. The POW’s were paid 10 cents a day for working a 7-5 day Monday through Friday in the orchards. Escape was not a fear for the keepers of the prisoners and many stated that “it’s not the guards or snow fence that keeps us in- it’s the Atlantic Ocean” [7,pg 3]. The prisoners created their own system of discipline with intervention of outsiders was rare.”

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“Paris Mobilization Orders Posted,” Montreal Star, September 26, 1938. Page 04.

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Soldiers and civilians waiting on a railway platform to board the Tokyo Express. Photograph by J.R. Eyerman. Japan, September 1945.

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A Gurkha sentry oversees the disarming of Japanese prisoners on their way to POW camps outside Bangkok/September 1945.

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