linglingjr: Original black and white photo found here: [https://www.archives.gov/press/press-kits/wwii/wwii.html](https://www.archives.gov/press/press-kits/wwii/wwii.html)
“The heaviest load these Marines will carry – the body of a dead buddy. Marines also die in the fierce struggle, against the Japs. Note expressions of the Marines carrying the dead Leatherneck.”
Americans in Saipan experienced the largest banzai attack of the entire war and inflicted 29,000 Japanese casualties during the 3 week long battle which was the most costly of the war at that point.
ToMyOtherFavoriteWW: Thought this was from a videogame at first, nuts.
OhLookCupcakes: This looks like a stage in a theater. The background is flat like a theater coulisse.
taquifk: Anyone know why they wore those rubber looking gloves for?
BMikasa: Dude on the right kept his facial hair game on point.