The Pacific in Wartime

The images contained in this online collection are digital reproductions of materials in several distinct art and photograph collections, covering a range of geographic regions and time periods. Taken as a whole, these collections document many facets of life in the Pacific during World War II, from the brutal and the tragic to the mundane.

A note about photo captioning: In cases where images had previously been captioned, either by their creators or by the various agencies that produced the images, those captions have been reproduced verbatim on this site. In some cases, this text is offensive to modern sensibilities; however, it is preserved here for historical purposes.

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