Historical Battlefields In Pictures


February 1945: On the battlefield of Iwo Jima this Japanese soldier buried himself for a day and a half in a shell hole playing dead while holding a live grenade inches from his hand. It was only by chance he was discoveredthe Marines feared his body might be booby trapped. After the Japanese soldier surrendered with the promise of no resistance and asked for a cigarette which he received before being dragged from the hole by the Marine.