Posted 2 years ago
The last two photos are of the Ernie Pyle Theater in Toyko, Japan 1946.
Ernie Pyle was a WWII roving war corespondent for the Scripps Howard newspaper chain from 1935 until his death. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. He was born on Aug. 3, 1900 and died on April 18, 1945 in Le-Shima, an island of Okinawa, after being hit by Japanese machine gun fire.
One of his famous quotes was:
"Their life consisted wholly and solely of war, for they were and always had been front-line infantrymen. They survived because the fates were kind to them, certainly - but also because they had become hard and immensely wise in animal-like ways of self-preservation."
I hope you enjoyed this photo trip through a very small part of WWII. Thanks to my uncle for taking these photos for us to reflect upon, and give many thanks to all who gave their service and sacrifice for our freedom we enjoy here in the great U.S.A.
Thanks to all,