Rare photograph of an Onna-bugeisha, female warriors of the upper social classes in feudal Japan. Often mistakenly referred to as “female samurai”, female warriors have a long history in Japan, beginning long before samurai emerged as a warrior class.
Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, Joe O'Donnell 1945
Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.
Lee Miller: SS Prison Guard, Buchenwald, 1945 “ Some SS guards donned civilian clothes and tried to escape. They were generally spotted by their former victims and savagely beaten. The lucky ones, like this man were rescued by the GIs and locked.